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Candice W. Laney, DNP, RN, CNE

Candice Laney

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

College of Health and Human Sciences

School of Nursing

Contact Information

Phone: 828.227.2894
Office: HHS 348 Health and Human Sciences Building
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Dr. Candice Laney is an assistant professor at Western Carolina University. Dr. Laney brings 20 years of clinical experience to the classroom. She has served in several nursing leadership roles and has a clinical background including experience in public health, home health, geriatric, and peri-operative nursing.<br>She earned her doctoral degree in nursing practice as a dual enrolled student at Western Carolina University & University of North Carolina -Charlotte. Dr. Laney also maintains the designation of Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) by the National League for Nursing.<br>Dr. 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, ANA-American Nurses Association, NCNA- North Carolina Nursing Association, 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>Teaching with Technology<br>Courses:<br><i>Community Health<br>Ethics & Health Policy<br>Introduction to Professional Nursing<br>Nursing Informatics<br>Nursing Fundamentals<br>Pharmacotherapeutics<br>Emerging Trends</i>

Research Interests

Area of Research Interest: Active Learning Techniques, Simulation in Nursing Education, Organizational Readiness, Social Determinants of Health in Nursing Practice

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