WESTMINSTER, Colo. – Lori Cook, a nursing professor at Front Range Community College, has earned the designation Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) from the National League for Nursing (NLN).
Cook has been teaching at the Westminster Campus since 2003. She has practiced as a nurse in various health-care settings, including trauma intensive care, telemetry, medical/surgical, outpatient surgical, and long-term care. She is a member in Sigma Theta Tau, the international honor society of nursing.
Cook has an Associate Degree in Nursing from Yavapai College, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Regis University, and a Master of Science in Nursing Leadership with Nursing Education Focus, also from Regis.
Certification recognizes Cook’s specialized knowledge, skills, and abilities as a teacher and excellence in practice. The NLN developed the certification program as a way to recognize academic nursing as a specialty area of practice and an advanced practice role within professional nursing.
FRCC is a member of the Colorado Community College System, the state’s largest system of higher education serving more than 151,000 students annually. CCCS oversees career and academic programs in the 13 state community colleges and career and technical programs in more than 160 school districts and seven other post-secondary institutions.