the certified nurse educator (cne) examination
the value of certification
certification in any field is a mark of professionalism. for academic nurse educators, it establishes nursing education as a specialty area of practice and creates a means for faculty to demonstrate their expertise in this role. it communicates to students, peers and the academic and health care communities that the highest standards of excellence are being met. by becoming credentialed as a certified nurse educator (cne), you serve as a leader and a role model.
goals of cne certification:
- distinguish academic nursing education as a specialty area of practice and an advanced practice role within professional nursing.
- recognize the academic nurse educator’s specialized knowledge, skills and abilities and excellence in practice.
- strengthen the use of core competencies of nurse educator practice.
- demonstrate a commitment to professional development, lifelong learning and nursing education as a career.
registration is now open for the computer-based cne examination on
april 1 - may 31, 2007
and will close on february 15, 2007.
registration for test dates june 1 - june 31, 2007
will close on april 15, 2007.
registration for test dates sept 1 - dec 28, 2007
will close on august 15, 2007.
certified nurse educator examination - frequently asked questions (faqs)
cne detailed test blueprint
faculty certification handbook
nln preparation course for certification as nurse educators (cne) exam - may 23, 2007, oklahoma city
this workshop is an intensive, comprehensive review of the major content areas of the test blueprint. it is designed to help potential candidates assess their level of readiness and identify practice domains where further study may be needed.
- <li type=square>describe the goals of certification for nurse educators. <li type=square>describe the process of creating the cne examination. <li type=square>delineate the role of committees in test development, eligibility requirements policies and procedures. <li type=square>analyze the detailed cne test blueprint. <li type=square>review the content areas in each section of the test blueprint.
- determine additional resources available for certification preparation.
Jul 7, '06
I took the CNE examination in January, 2006. It was difficult but doable. I scheduled my test at one of the AMP testing centers, and took it by computer. It consisted of 150 multiple choice questions and I had 3 hours to complete the test. Cost was $325 as an NLN member ($425 for nonmembers), and this was reimbursed by my school. I took the Self-Assessment Examination (SAE)
, which I highly recommend, as this was a great help on the actual CNE examination. The cost for the SAE is $49.95 for NLN members, $64.95 for non-members, and well worth every penny. There are also eight sample questions on pages 12 and 13 of the Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) 2006 Candidate Handbook
. As soon as the candidate is finished with the test, he/she is told the test score and if he/she passed or not - so there is no fretful waiting.
Last edit by VickyRN on Jan 14, '07