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WebQuest Assignment: Certified Nurse Educator – a review of my school readings in the last 2 weeks

From this assignment, I found excellent resources regarding how to become a certified nurse educator.

Category: Core competencies of a nurse educator.
Link http://www.nln.org/professional-development-programs/competencies-for-nursing-education/nurse-educator-core-competency
Brief Description The article outlines eight core competencies of a nurse educator: facilitate learning, facilitate learner development and socialization, use assessment and evaluation strategies, participate in curriculum design and evaluation of program outcomes, function as a change agent and leader, pursue continuous quality improvements in the nurse educator role, engage in scholarship, and function within the educational environment.
Reliability Resource is directed from NLN
Authority National League for Nursing
Currency 2017
APA Formatted Reference NLN (2017) Nurse Educator Core Competency. Retrieved from http://www.nln.org/professional-development-programs/competencies-for-nursing-education/nurse-educator-core-competency
Category: Core competencies of a nurse educator.
Link http://eds.a.ebscohost.com.lib.kaplan.edu/eds/ebookviewer/ebook/bmxlYmtfXzU4MTYwMl9fQU41?sid=77962315-6f27-4d91-91c3-9950545c4605@sessionmgr4007&vid=0&hid=4111&format=EB
Brief Description Authors outline 8 core competencies of a nurse educator along with activities for each competency. For example, be able to facilitate learning, nurse educator “creating innovative teaching, learning activities, collaborative ventures with community partners, and using evidence-based practice or information technology” (Wilson, Godshall, and Wittmann-Price, 2013, p. 15).
Reliability Resources show consistency with information from the NLN
Authority Authors:

Wilson, Linda, PhD, RN, CPAN, CAPA, BC, CNE, CHSE, is an assistant dean for Special Projects, Simulation, and CNE accreditation and an associate professor at Drexel University, College of Nursing and Health Professions in PhiladelphiaGodshall, Maryann, MS, PhD, CNE, CCRN, CPN, is former assistant professor.Wittmann-Price, Ruth A., PhD, RN, CNS, CNE, is chairperson and professor at Francis Marion University, Department of Nursing in South Carolina.

Currency 2013
APA Formatted Reference Wilson, L., Godshall, M., & Wittmann-Price, R. A. (2013). Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) Review Manual, Second Edition. New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company. P 15-16
Category: Background of the CNE process.
Link http://www.nln.org/professional-development-programs/Certification-for-Nurse-Educators/faqs
Brief Description According to NLN (2017), the CNE exam is developed from the current practice analysis data within the last five years. “Nurse educators answer items on the practice analysis. This data is analyzed and then developed in a test blueprint”.
Reliability Resource is directed from NLN
Authority National League for Nursing
Currency 2017
APA Formatted Reference NLN (2017) Certification for nurse educators (CNE) FAQs: How is the CNE exam developed? Retrieved from http://www.nln.org/professional-development-programs/Certification-for-Nurse-Educators/faqs
Category: Eligibility for the CNE exam.
Link http://www.nln.org/professional-development-programs/Certification-for-Nurse-Educators/eligibility
Brief Description The article outlines all eligibility criteria for CNE exam:

Option A: Must meet criteria 1&2

1.       Licensure: Currently active, unencumbered, RN designation in the country where currently practicing as a nurse educator

2.       Education: a master’s or doctoral degree in nursing with a major emphasis in nursing educator, OR a master’s or doctoral degree in nursing plus a post-master’s certificate in nursing education, OR master’s or doctoral degree in nursing and nine or more credit hours of graduate-level education courses.

Option B: Must meet criteria 1, 2, &3

1.       Licensure

2.       Education

3.       Experience: two years or more employment in a nursing program in an academic institution within the past five years.

Reliability Resource is directed from NLN
Authority National League for Nursing
Currency 2017
APA Formatted Reference NLN (2017) Certification for nurse educators: Eligibility. Retrieved from http://www.nln.org/professional-development-programs/Certification-for-Nurse-Educators/eligibility
Category: Eligibility for the CNE exam.
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Brief Description Author explained “why take the CNE exam” from self-experience, such as study preparation and resources, eligibility considerations, taking the test, and career. Author also listed useful study references.
Reliability Resources show consistency with information from the NLN
Authority Author:

George, Tracy P. DNP, APRN-BC, CNE, is an instructor of nursing at Francis Marion University, in Florence, S.C.

Currency 2016
APA Formatted Reference George, T. P. (2016). Why take the Certified Nurse Educator exam?. Nursing, 46(3), 21. doi:10.1097/01.NURSE.0000480615.77543.06
Category: Preparation for the CNE exam.
Link http://www.nln.org/professional-development-programs/Certification-for-Nurse-Educators/exam-prep
Brief Description The article outlines criteria before CNE exam, such as first to make sure applicant meet the eligibility requirements, then review the detailed test blueprint to identify content of study, review reference list, study the sample questions, and review the Scope of Practice for Academic Nurse Educators.
Reliability Resource is directed from NLN
Authority National League for Nursing
Currency 2017
APA Formatted Reference NLN (2017) Exam prep: Preparing for the certified nurse educator examination. Retrieved from http://www.nln.org/professional-development-programs/Certification-for-Nurse-Educators/exam-prep
Category: Preparation for the CNE exam.
Link http://eds.a.ebscohost.com.lib.kaplan.edu/eds/ebookviewer/ebook/bmxlYmtfXzU4MTYwMl9fQU41?sid=77962315-6f27-4d91-91c3-9950545c4605@sessionmgr4007&vid=0&hid=4111&format=EB
Brief Description Authors outline guideline for CNE preparation as follow: setting up a study schedule, incorporating key topics into review for the CNE examination, and planning and registering for the CNE examination using the NLN website to establish eligibility.
Reliability Resources show consistency with information from the NLN
Authority Authors:

Wilson, Linda, PhD, RN, CPAN, CAPA, BC, CNE, CHSE, is an assistant dean for Special Projects, Simulation, and CNE accreditation and an associate professor at Drexel University, College of Nursing and Health Professions in Philadelphia

Godshall, Maryann, MS, PhD, CNE, CCRN, CPN, is former assistant professor.

Wittmann-Price, Ruth A., PhD, RN, CNS, CNE, is chairperson and professor at Francis Marion University, Department of Nursing in South Carolina.

Currency 2013
APA Formatted Reference Wilson, L., Godshall, M., & Wittmann-Price, R. A. (2013). Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) Review Manual, Second Edition. New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company. P 5-7
Category: Process for CNE recertification.
Link http://www.nln.org/professional-development-programs/Certification-for-Nurse-Educators/faqs
Brief Description NLN listed all frequently asked questions and answers, including process for CNE recertification. It explained that “to maintain certification, CNEs must renew their certification prior to the certification expiration date… by maintaining the required practice requirements: fulfilling professional development requirements or taking the CNE examination”. Candidates must also submit activities for five of the eight identified competency areas.
Reliability Resource is directed from NLN
Authority National League for Nursing
Currency 2017
APA Formatted Reference NLN (2017) Certification for nurse educators (CNE) FAQs. Retrieved from http://www.nln.org/professional-development-programs/Certification-for-Nurse-Educators/faqs
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