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Course Description

The Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) review course covers all sections of the test blueprint and includes practice questions with strategies on how to answer them. Teaching strategies, including case studies and information from the Next Gen NCLEX, will be included. Further, the attendees will be provided with education on how to enhance their overall practice in areas of teaching, service and scholarship. Throughout the review, ways to engage in active immersion will be recommended, so faculty can apply what is learned.

Program Learning Outcomes

This program prepares the learner to:

  • Self-report at a 90% rate an increase in knowledge as well as enhanced comprehension and appropriate engagement in teaching, service and scholarship in nurse education.


Sign-in begins at 7:30 am. Each 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 5:00 pm

  • The Exam
    Introduction | Value of Certification | Eligibility | Handbook | Scheduling Exam | Exam Format | Study Plan | Maintenance | Renewal
  • Facilitate Learning | Practice Items
    Content/Concepts | Setting | Learner Attributes and Needs | Learner Outcomes | Method of Delivery | Educational Theories | Social Determinants of Learning | Past Experiences
  • Assessment and Evaluation Strategies | Practice Items
    Formative and Summative Evaluation Strategies | Evidence-Based Assessment | Learning Assessment | Assessment and Evaluation Data | Constructive Feedback 
  • Curriculum Design and Evaluation of Program Outcome
    Admission | Progression and Retention | Graduation | Stakeholder Feedback

Day 2, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

  • Change Agent and Leader
    Organizational Effectiveness | Culture for Change | Diversity | Advocating for Nursing | Conflict Resolution
  • Continuous Quality Improvement in Academic Nurse Educator Role
    Professional Nursing and Educational Organizations | Lifelong Learning | Feedback | Staying Current | Mentors | Self-Reflection
  • Scholarship Culture
    Fostering Scholarly Inquiry | Qualities | Activities | Outcomes
  • Organizational Environment and Academic Community
    Social, Technological, Economic, Political and Institutional Factors | Knowledge of Historical and Current Trends | Values of Civility and Professionalism | Support of Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives | Social Media | Budgetary Processes | Professional Role Boundaries | Development of Polices and Procedures
    Mini Practice Exam and Q&A