Preparing for CNE

Preparing for CNE

The focus of this workshop is to prepare nurse educators to take the Certified Nurse Educator ® (CNE) examination. Emphasis will be placed on the NLN® CNE Exam test blueprint and include topics such as facilitating learning, scholarship of teaching, curriculum design, quality improvement strategies, assessment, and evaluation methods. Attendees will be provided the opportunity to explore the core competencies necessary to demonstrate excellence in the role of an academic nurse educator.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review the eligibility requirements and the test blueprint for the CNE exam
  • Explore the role of the academic nurse educator
  • Examine a variety of method for assessing learners.
  • Explore common theories and active strategies for facilitating student learning and clinical judgment.
  • Integrate evaluation strategies into the teaching-learning process
  • Identify the steps in the process for curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation
  • Examine ways of evaluating course effectiveness and curriculum outcomes
  • Discuss the process for engaging in scholarship of teaching


Denise Bosworth, MSN, RN, CNE

Denise received her master’s degree in Nursing Education from the University of South Alabama. She received her bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Southeastern Louisiana University. She is currently pursuing her DNP in Educational Leadership from American Sentinel University. Prior to joining ATI in 2012, Denise served as a faculty member for almost 10 years and taught in multiple courses throughout the curriculum as well as serviced as assistant director of the program. Denise serviced as chair of the Curriculum Committee, mentored new faculty, served as student success coordinator, NLN Ambassador, NCLEX-RN item writer, and served on the NLN test development committee for the CNE exam. Since working with ATI, Denise has assisted faculty across the nation in a variety of programs types to implement ATI Resources into their curriculum to assist with student and program success. Denise currently works with nursing programs to assist with using ATI for achieving student learning and program outcomes.

Janean Johnson, MSN, RN, CNE

Janean Johnson, MSN, RN, CNE offers a robust background in clinical practice and nursing education. Over the course of her career, she has played an active leadership role in the university setting as well as in professional organizations. Ms. Johnson served as a nursing professor and faculty member, served as a mentor, and as a committee chair in areas such as technology, curriculum, faculty development, and program evaluation. Her experience has given her a deep understanding of the intricacies of the nursing education environment as well as the overall nursing field. Since joining ATI, she has assisted educators in developing or revising their curriculum, improve their item writing and test development skills, incorporate active learning strategies into the classroom and clinical settings, and improve program evaluation to enhance student learning outcomes and program effectiveness. Ms. Johnson is a Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) and an active presenter in the field of nursing education and has been the recipient of numerous grants and awards including recognition for excellence in teaching.