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NOVA-Medical Education Campus nursing professor featured in Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare publication


With over three decades of nursing experience, Candace S. Cane, nursing professor at Northern Virginia Community College’s Medical Education Campus (MEC), was selected to be featured in this year’s notable medical reference guide, Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare.

Published yearly and distributed exclusively to members, physicians and healthcare institutions, Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare selects the top one to two percent of each healthcare specialty to be featured in their annual publication. Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare guide provides a full biography, including education levels, board certifications, specialties, hospital and organization affiliations for patients and/or caregivers who may wish to know more about specific healthcare professionals.

Cane has a wealth of experience in many fields of nursing. Since 2005, she has taught nursing students at the Medical Education Campus, while simultaneously working with patients as a family nurse practitioner at the Centreville Family Medical Center. In addition to her full-time job as a professor at the MEC, she also teaches part-time an online course, an Integrated Approach to Pathophysiology and Pharmacology, with the University of Phoenix. Cane shared she discovered an interest in healthcare at an early age, but decided to take a different route in her professional career.

Growing up as a child, I always enjoyed anything medical related. I even saved kittens in need,” she said. “As I got older, instead of following my passion for healthcare, I worked at different local banks and that’s when I decided I needed a change. I started reading a career outlook book and discovered a career in nursing sounded interesting. From there I took the necessary steps to enhance my professional opportunities with the joy I had for helping people.”

In 1986, Cane began her career in healthcare and became a graduate of NOVA’s nursing program. As an advocate for continuing education, she received her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing and a Master’s degree in Mental Health Nursing from George Mason University. Thereafter, she obtained a Practitioner post-graduate certificate from Marymount University and a Doctorate of Nursing Practice degree from Old Dominion University.

“Throughout all of my years spent as a professor, the best part of my job is watching my students grow into qualified healthcare professionals,” said Cane. “The Nursing program at the MEC continues to be an instrumental part in assisting students with their growth process.”

Cane is an inductee of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing and active member of the National League for Nursing and the International Nurses Association. She is also a contributor to the Mental Health and Substance Abuse Public Manual.

Media Contact: Kristina Ogburn | 703.503.6338 | kogburn@nvcc.edu



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