Preparing for the Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) Exam

Preparing for the Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) Exam

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.

Session Objectives
Following this session, participants will be able to:

  • Review the eligibility requirements and the test blueprint for the CNE exam
  • Explore the role of the academic nurse educator
  • Examine a variety of methods 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

Denise Bosworth, MSN, RN, CNE, 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, Bosworth served as a faculty member for almost 10 years and taught multiple courses throughout the curriculum, as well as served as assistant director of the program. She served as chair of the Curriculum Committee, mentored new faculty, served as NLN Ambassador, worked as an NCLEX-RN item writer, and served on the NLN test development committee for the CNE exam. Since working with ATI, Bosworth has assisted faculty across the nation in a variety of program types to implement ATI resources into their curriculum to assist with student and program success. One area of implementation Bosworth enjoys most is having the opportunity to work with faculty to identify students at risk and how to utilize the ATI Resources for remediation and assisting in attainment of student learning outcomes.

Janean Johnson

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. Johnson served as a nursing professor and faculty member, a mentor, and 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, improving their item-writing and test-development skills, incorporating active-learning strategies into the classroom and clinical settings, and improving program evaluation to enhance student-learning outcomes and program effectiveness. 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.