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Assistant Professor

356 Health and Human Sciences Building
Phone: (828) 227-2894

Area of Expertise: Community Health Nursing, Perioperative Nursing, Nursing Leadership, and Nursing Education.

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

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.

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 also includes experience in public health, home health, geriatric, and perioperative nursing.

Professor Laney is a WCU 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.

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.

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