Looking for study buddy -CNE

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by SRDAVIS Member Nurse

Specializes in Tele, Stepdown, Med/Surg, education. Has 10 years experience.

I'm looking for someone to study with for CNE.

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meanmaryjean, DNP, RN

Specializes in NICU, ICU, PICU, Academia. Has 45 years experience. 7,899 Posts

I took the review course in Terre Haute (ISU) last winter. haven't summoned up the courage to schedule the exam yet- as I've started my DNP program.

SRDAVIS

Specializes in Tele, Stepdown, Med/Surg, education. Has 10 years experience. 140 Posts

how was the review course?

meanmaryjean, DNP, RN

Specializes in NICU, ICU, PICU, Academia. Has 45 years experience. 7,899 Posts

Meh. We covered 25% of the study guide at breakneck pace in the final 30 minutes. I feel the problem was the instructor, not the content. She just did not pace well at all.

SRDAVIS

Specializes in Tele, Stepdown, Med/Surg, education. Has 10 years experience. 140 Posts

Oh no bad instructor. I heard the test was pretty challenging. I'm just looking for someone to toss the information around with. Well good luck with the DNP program. I can't afford school again although I would like to return.

meanmaryjean, DNP, RN

Specializes in NICU, ICU, PICU, Academia. Has 45 years experience. 7,899 Posts

I took the practice test the NLN has online. The results broke down by category what areas of weakness you have, and I felt it was informative enough to guide my study plans. It was in the $70 range.

SRDAVIS

Specializes in Tele, Stepdown, Med/Surg, education. Has 10 years experience. 140 Posts

Well I'm going to get to reading this book by Billings set a date and go from there

meanmaryjean, DNP, RN

Specializes in NICU, ICU, PICU, Academia. Has 45 years experience. 7,899 Posts

The Billings book was HIGHLY recommended by the review instructor. We use it in our DNP program as well- it's a great resource!

I'm thinking of forcing my hand and setting a date between semesters as well. How far out are you going to schedule?

mysnurse

21 Posts

I'm looking for someone to study with for CNE.

Hello, I took the review course last week and it was a great help! I would love a study buddy also, as it was highly recommended by our mentor. PM me and we can set up dates and time to conference sykpe etc... in preparation for the test. I intend to take it sometime this fall.

Jess89c

17 Posts

I'm looking for someone to study with for CNE.

Hi SRDAVIS,

I'm looking to take the CNE too. PM me and perhaps we can set up a study schedule?

I'm also looking for someone to toss info back and forth, while studying.

What books do you already have to study with?

SRDAVIS

Specializes in Tele, Stepdown, Med/Surg, education. Has 10 years experience. 140 Posts

I just bought the new addition of Billings book, I have a few books from my masters program as well

Evaluation and testing in nursing education

developing and validating multiple choice test items

curriculum development

no CNE prep books --> trying to see which would be best.

looked at some stuff on quizlet

I also have the powerpoints to Nurse Tim review (which I have heard wasn't too helpful)

I have printed out the detailed blue print. I'm going to start at the top and follow it.

Then take the NLN SAE and see what area's I need more studying in and focus there for a couple of weeks then go for it.

I think setting a date will make me at least start.

Jess89c

17 Posts

I just bought the new addition of Billings book, I have a few books from my masters program as well

Evaluation and testing in nursing education

developing and validating multiple choice test items

curriculum development

Good to hear we have the same books:

Billings, D.M. & Halstead, J.A. (2011). Teaching in nursing: A guide for faculty (4th ed).

I'm also reviewing these more closely:

Felver, L., Gaines, B., Heims, M., Lasater, K., Laustsen, G., et al. (2010). Best practices in teaching and learning in nursing education. New York: National League for Nursing.

National League for Nursing (2012). The scope of practice for academic nurse educators.

Halstead, J. (2007). Nurse Educator Competencies: Creating An Evidence-Based Practice for Nurse Educators. New York: National League for Nursing.

Like you, I haven't looked into prep books yet, because I want to go over the above books first, while following the blue print.

Are you leaning on one book (or books) more so than others?