Passing the Certified Nurse Educator Exam: Innovative Strategies

Sandra A. Basley, University of Rhode Island
Debra Erickson-Owens
Christine McGrane
Michelle Palmer
Mary E. Cloud
Joan R. Dugas


ABSTRACT: Certification in nursing education demonstrates expertise in teaching. The National League for Nursing Certified Nurse Educator credential is a hallmark of excellence. Six academic nurse educators obtained a 100 percent first-time pass rate as the result of a novel cohort model built upon accountability. This article's purpose is to share innovative approaches that can lead to successfully passing the exam.