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Nurse Executive Exam Review, Basic & Advanced

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Course Description

The nurse executive-advanced and nurse executive board certification examinations are competency-based assessments to validate knowledge related to the art and science of nursing leadership. Nurse executives taking this course will learn about operational structures and processes that support nursing excellence, exemplary professional practice, transformational leadership, knowledge management and the development of new knowledge and innovations. This course will not only prepare the nurse executive for a successful examination, but will also enable them to be a stronger nurse leader within their organization. 

Eligibility

Who is eligible to take this exam? All requirements must be completed prior to application for this examination.

Nurse Executive, Basic Exam

  • Hold a current, active RN license in a state or territory of the United States or the professional, legally recognized equivalent in another country.
  • Hold a baccalaureate or higher degree in nursing.
  • Held an administrative position at the nurse executive level OR a faculty position teaching graduate students nursing administration OR a nursing management or executive consultation position, for at least 24 months fulltime equivalent in the last five years.
  • Completed 30 hours of continuing education in nursing administration within the last three years. This requirement is waived if you have a master’s degree in nursing administration. 

Nurse Executive, Advanced Exam

  • Hold a current, active RN license in a state or territory of the United States or the professional, legally recognized equivalent in another country.
  • Hold a master’s or higher degree in nursing or hold a bachelor's degree in nursing and a master’s in another field.
  • Held an administrative position at the nurse executive level OR a faculty position teaching graduate students  executive level nursing administration, for at least 24 months full time equivalent in the last five years.
  • Have completed 30 hours of continuing education in nursing administration within the last three years. This  requirement is waived if you have a master’s degree in nursing administration. 

Program Learning Outcomes

This program prepares the learner to:

  • Apply principles of transformational leadership to advance the practice of nursing and achieve clinical and  operational excellence within their organization.
  • Identify strengths and areas of opportunity in preparing for board certification as a nurse executive.
  • Develop a test plan strategy based on the review course and examination content outline to ensure success on the nurse executive examination.

Agenda

Sign-in begins at 7:30 am. The day includes a one-hour lunch (on your own), as well as a morning and afternoon break of 15 minutes each. The order of lectures presented and break times may vary according to speaker preference.

Day 1, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

  • The Art and Science of Nursing Leadership | Leadership Definitions | Leadership vs. Management | Nurse Executive Competencies | Leading Oneself | Leading Teams | Leading the Profession 
  • Preparing for Board Certification as a Nurse Executive | Domains of Knowledge for the Nurse Executive | Identification of Gaps | Test Preparation 
  • The Current Healthcare Landscape | The External Environment | Regulatory Climate | Policy | Funding Sources for Healthcare | Mergers and Acquisition | The Healthcare Workforce | Diversity, Inclusion, Equity and Population Health 
  • Leadership and Management | Leadership Theories | Strengths-Based Leadership | Organization and Structure | Management Functions | Planning Continuum | Organizational Culture | Group Dynamics | Leading Change 
  • The Business of Healthcare | Budget | Staffing Models | Reimbursement 

Day 2, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

  • The Business of Healthcare (cont.) | Cost Containment | Marketing 
  • Innovation and Technology | Disruptive Innovation | Advances in Technology | Evaluation of Technology
  • Legal, Regulatory, Political and Ethical Issues | Legal Issues in Professional Practice | Ethics | Patient Safety | Institutional Liabilities | Risk Management |  Accreditation Readiness 
  • Validating Excellence: The Pursuit of International Designations and Awards