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Candice W. Laney, MSN, RN, CNE

Candice Laney

Assistant Professor, Candice W. Laney, MSN, RN, CNE

College of Health and Human Sciences

School of Nursing

Contact Information

Phone: 828.227.2894
Office: HHS 356 Health and Human Sciences Building
Personal Website: na


Area of Expertise: Community Health Nursing, Perioperative Nursing, Nursing Leadership, and Nursing Education.<br>Area of Research Interest: Active Learning Techniques, Simulation in Nursing Education<br>Candice Laney is an assistant professor at Western Carolina University. Prior to coming to Western Carolina University, she initiated her teaching career at Region A Nursing Consortium in Murphy, NC.<br>Professor Laney brings 20 years of clinical experience to the classroom. She has served in several nursing leadership roles including Assistant Health Director & Nursing Director at Cherokee County Health Department in Murphy, North Carolina. Her clinical background includes experience in public health, home health, geriatric, and peri-operative nursing.<br>Professor Laney is a Western Carolina University double alumna, receiving both her undergraduate and graduate nursing degrees from Western Carolina University. She has a Master of Science in Nursing with a focus in nursing education. She recently earned the designation Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) by the National League for Nursing.<br>Professor Laney is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. She is also an active member of the National League for Nurses and the PHI KAPPA PHI Honor Society.


  • MSN, Western Carolina University
  • BSN, Western Carolina University

Teaching Interests

Active Learning Techniques<br>Simulation in Nursing Education<br>Community Health <br>Ethics & Health Policy<br>Introduction to Professional Nursing<br>Nursing Informatics<br>Nursing Fundamentals<br>Pharmacotherapeutics

Research Interests

Area of Research Interest: Active Learning Techniques, Simulation in Nursing Education,

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