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Nurse Executive Exam Review, Advanced

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Course Description

If you are in Nursing Management, you need to validate your competency in that area by taking the Advanced Certification Exam. Prove to hospital administration, corporate office and/or the new facility where you are trying to secure a position that you have excelled in your area of expertise. Obtaining this certification will benefit your facility in its journey toward excellence and/or keeping its Magnet Status by having a percentage of its management staff be certified. Obtaining this certification also benefits your personal professional development plan. Prove to your superiors that you have what it takes to secure the promotion you desire.

Invest in yourself! Invest in your future! It’s an investment that is guaranteed to provide professional and financial returns for years to come.

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

  • 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.
  • Have at least 2,000 hours of experience in a leadership, management or administration position, with primary responsibility for organization-wide or system-wide operations and outcomes, that include nursing within the last three 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:

  • Describe the Nurse Executive—Advanced Certification Exam, test plan and the practice requirements to sit for the exam.
  • Construct a study plan for the exam based on understanding the blueprint and domains of practice covered.
  • Identify common mistakes and pitfalls that are made during studying and testing for the exam.
  • Recall the core components covered in the exam through didactic supplementation and test questions.


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 5:30 pm

  • Quality Management: Part I
    Healthcare Outcomes | Stakeholder Satisfaction | Patient and Employee Safety
  • Quality Management: Part II
    Risk Management | Credentialing and Privileging | Continuous Performance Improvement
  • Professional Practice Environment: Part I
    Ethics | Clinical Practice
  • Professional Practice: Part II
    Nursing Research | Personal Professional Development | Autonomy and Accountability
  • Organizational Leadership: Part I
    Change Management | Strategic Visioning | Planning and Leveraging Diversity
  • Organizational Leadership: Part II
    Intellectual Capital Development and Retention | Leadership Skills

Day 2, 8:00 am to 5:30 pm

  • Organizational Leadership: Part III
    Organizational Culture and Systems Thinking
  • Organizational Systems Management: Part I
    Human Resource Management and Labor Relations | Fiscal Planning and Management | Knowledge Management | Technology Planning and Management
  • Organizational Systems Management: Part II
    Marketing | Patient Care Delivery Systems and Decision-Making/Problem-Solving | Systems Accountability and Crisis Management
  • Communication and Collaboration: Part I
    Negotiation | Conflict Management | Community Relations
  • Communication and Collaboration: Part II
    Political Navigation | Communication Skills
  • Test-Taking Strategies