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Is getting the CNE worth it????

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SRDAVIS has 10 years experience and specializes in Tele, Stepdown, Med/Surg, education.

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I'm considering the certified nurse educator. I've done a little research and the test is 475 review class 250 and at least 1 book from the resource list to study and you basically coming up on a grand. Is having this certification really worth it?

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meanmaryjean has 40 years experience as a DNP, RN and specializes in NICU, ICU, PICU, Academia.

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I just took the review class for this certification. I think it will set me apart from the crowd. I have two other certs (CCRN, and RB-BC, both in pediatrics) as well, and they have been beneficial to me.

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"Worth it" is a v. personal decision. If it's going to enable you to do something professionally that you want to do, does that make it worth it? If not having it means you get passed over for a teaching job you want in favor of someone who does have the CNE credential, does that make it worth it? How do you define "worth it"?

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llg has 43 years experience as a PhD, RN and specializes in Nursing Professional Development.

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I agree with elkpark ... Whether it is "worth it" or not depends on your particular situation and goals. If you are a doctorally-prepared super-star researcher, with tenure as a full professor ... then no, this certification is probably not going to get you any career benefits you don't already have. But if you are a newer teacher, only MSN-prepared, competing against a lot of people who have similar qualifications to what you have ... for a limited number of desirable jobs ... then the certification may be the thing that gets you picked for a job over your competition.

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SRDAVIS has 10 years experience and specializes in Tele, Stepdown, Med/Surg, education.

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Thanks for your input and advice. Guess I better star studying :-)

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Whispera is a MSN, RN and specializes in psych, addictions, hospice, education.

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I don't think we learn how to teach in a generic MSN, nor in one in a specialty area other than the nurse educator specialty. Anything a person can do, to be able to be a more effective teacher is beneficial to our students, and also helps us feel more confident in our ability to do what we need to do, in teaching.

If that "anything" is getting your CNE, then go for it.

Some places hire people to teach who are experts in their specialty areas. Are you an expert in med/surg, ob, peds, or something? That matters as much as the CNE. However if a school is interviewing two experts and one has the CNE, or years of experience teaching, and the other doesn't, guess who will most likely get the job?

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delawaremalenurse specializes in Occ. Hlth, Education, ICU, Med-Surg.

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I don't think we learn how to teach in a generic MSN, nor in one in a specialty area other than the nurse educator specialty. Anything a person can do, to be able to be a more effective teacher is beneficial to our students, and also helps us feel more confident in our ability to do what we need to do, in teaching.

If that "anything" is getting your CNE, then go for it.

Some places hire people to teach who are experts in their specialty areas. Are you an expert in med/surg, ob, peds, or something? That matters as much as the CNE. However if a school is interviewing two experts and one has the CNE, or years of experience teaching, and the other doesn't, guess who will most likely get the job?

I'm guessing...the department chair's buddy... ;)

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classicdame is a MSN, EdD and specializes in Hospital Education Coordinator.

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sounds expensive to me. I did not take a review course per se, but bought the CD from Asso. of Professional Nursing Development. I got the cert thru ANCC. I recommend membership in APND by the way

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SRDAVIS has 10 years experience and specializes in Tele, Stepdown, Med/Surg, education.

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Anyone want to prepare together?

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jbudrick has 18 years experience as a MSN and specializes in Certified Wound, Ostomy & Continence Nurse.

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I passed the CNE yesterday. To study I used Certified Nursing Exam Questions on my Kindle from Amazon, and a textbook from my MSN in Education classes, Billings and Halstead, Teaching in Nursing. It was a very hard exam. The questions were mainly application of concepts to situations. My experience as an LPN Instructor was the most helpful for passing the test. Good luck with the exam.

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SRDAVIS has 10 years experience and specializes in Tele, Stepdown, Med/Surg, education.

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I passed the CNE yesterday. To study I used Certified Nursing Exam Questions on my Kindle from Amazon, and a textbook from my MSN in Education classes, Billings and Halstead, Teaching in Nursing. It was a very hard exam. The questions were mainly application of concepts to situations. My experience as an LPN Instructor was the most helpful for passing the test. Good luck with the exam.

Congratulations. Yes I heard it was hard.

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