DNE = doctor of nursing education. Think DNP but for education instead of advanced practice.
"A viable solution to the need for well-qualified doctorally prepared nurse educators is a terminal degree that prepares expert nurse educators in application of pedagogy and best evidence in nursing education, leveraging preparation with clinical expertise. A proposed doctor of nursing education (DNE) degree could provide an option for nurses who desire to pursue a terminal degree aligned with their teaching-learning goals. The DNE degree could provide a pipeline of educated expert nursing faculty in academia as well as professional development specialists in health care."
Here's more info from the paper published about it!
Doctoral Degree Preferences for Nurse Educators
Findings From a National Study
King, Tara Spalla PhD, RN; Melnyk, Bernadette Mazurek PhD, RN, APRN-CNP, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN; O'Brien, Tara PhD, RN, CNE; Bowles, Wendy PhD, RN, APRN-CNP, CNE; Schubert, Carolyn DNP, RN-BC, CNE; Fletcher, Linnea EdD, RN, CEN, TCRN; Anderson, Cindy M. PhD, RN, APRN-CNP, ANEF, FAHA, FNAP, FAAN
Nurse Educator: July 16, 2019 - Volume Publish Ahead of Print - Issue - p