The Scope of Practice for Academic Nurse Educators 2012 Revision is the definitive text for outlining the academic nurse educator role. The 2012 revision of The Scope of Practice for Academic Nurse Educators provides the definition, historical perspective, values and beliefs, theoretical framework, scope of practice, and competencies or standards of practice of academic nursing education as established by The National League for Nursing Certification Commission Certification Test Development Committee. For this revision, The National League for Nursing conducted a nurse educator practice analysis, identifying changes in the job-related responsibilities of the nurse faculty role. The results of the practice analysis resulted in revisions to the nurse educator certification test blueprint. The Scope of Practice for Academic Nurse Educators 2012 Revision is an essential text for aspiring Certified Nurse Educators and academic nurse educators at every level.