For Peer Evaluators

Site visit teams for transition-to-practice programs are composed of peer evaluators. Peer evaluators are defined by the ACEN as program educators from transition-to-practice programs, nurse educators from colleges/universities, and nurse clinicians/practitioners. Read on to find out if you’re eligible to serve as a peer evaluator! If you are, contact the ACEN to get started—we can’t wait to work with you.

Program educators work in transition-to-practice programs. They are responsible for educating nurse residents at all levels of nursing practice. Program educators are responsible for designing, implementing, evaluating, and revising transition-to-practice programs. Program educators are individuals who:
    1. Currently hold a position in a transition-to-practice program.
    2. Held a position in a transition-to-practice program and is retired for no more than two years from this position.
And who have:
    • Knowledge of contemporary healthcare settings, transitions in nursing practice, and current issues and trends in nursing practice.
    • Expertise in communication, group dynamics, information literacy, use of technology, and best practices in clinical settings.
    • Made contributions in practice, community service, and professional service.
Nurse educators from colleges and universities teach nursing students in the classroom, laboratory, and/or practice settings. Nurse educators are responsible for designing, implementing, evaluating, and revising nursing education programs that lead to a certificate, diploma, associate degree, baccalaureate degree, master’s degree, post-master’s certificate, clinical doctorate, and/or DNP specialist certificate. Nurse educators are individuals who:
    1. Currently hold a position in an ACEN-accredited preparatory nursing education program.
    2. Held a position in an ACEN-accredited preparatory nursing education program and have been retired for no more than two years from this position.
And who have:
    • Knowledge of contemporary healthcare settings, transitions in nursing practice, and current issues and trends in nursing practice. Expertise in communication, group dynamics, information literacy, use of technology, best practices for patient health and safety, best educational practices, teaching, and learning.
    • Made contributions in scholarship/research, practice, community service, professional service.
Nurse clinicians/practitioners are licensed nurses who are responsible and accountable for organizing, planning, assigning, and overseeing nursing care of individuals, families, groups, and communities who:
    1. Currently hold a nursing position in a clinical practice environment.
    2. Held a nursing position in a clinical practice environment and have been retired for no more than two years from this position.
And who have:
    • Knowledge of contemporary healthcare settings, transitions in nursing practice, and current issues and trends in nursing practice.
    • Expertise in communication, group dynamics, information literacy, use of technology, best practices for patient health and safety.
    • Made contributions in scholarship/research, practice, community service, professional service.

If you are interested in becoming a TTP program peer evaluator, please reach out to Suzette Farmer, Director.

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