June 30, 2008
Hartley earns designation as Certified Nurse Educator

Lees-McRae College is pleased to announce that Martha Hartley has earned the designation of Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) after successfully completing a rigorous certification examination developed and administered by the National League for Nursing (NLN). Mrs. Hartley is director of the RN-BSN Completion Program offered at Mayland Community College that allows registered nurses to receive a baccalaureate degree from Lees-McRae College.

Mrs. Hartley is a native of Banner Elk, North Carolina. She attended Lees-McRae College prior to receiving her bachelor of science in nursing from East Tennessee State University. She received her master of science in nursing from the University of New Mexico and is currently enrolled in the PhD program at East Tennessee State University.

Mrs. Hartley's career experience includes work at Johnson City Medical Center, Cannon Memorial Hospital, University of New Mexico Medical Center, and Bristol Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Hartley stated: "I am pleased to be a part of renewing the history of nursing at Lees-McRae College. My mother received her nursing training at Grace Hospital presently Tate Residence Hall on the campus of Lees-McRae College.

Lees-McRae's nursing program was also recently reaccredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education for the maximum period of 10 years.

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