Fall CNE Prep Course 
Diane M. Billings, EdD, RN, ANEF, FAAN

October 15, 2021


Program Description

This course is designed to help potential candidates assess their level of readiness and to prepare to take the NLN Certified Nurse Educator exam. The course includes a review of each of the six nurse educator competencies and the content contained in the test blueprint. The speaker will also provide information about the CNE examination eligibility requirements, registration and scheduling process as well as the certification renewal process.  

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of the presentation, the participants will:
  1. Discuss the implications of certification for nursing faculty. 

  2. Analyze the detailed CNE test blueprint.

  3. Identify the eligibility requirements, registration process and scheduling process for the CNE exami-nation. 

  4. Review the content of the CNE examination blue-print and major concepts for each competency. 

Featured Speaker: 
Dr. Diane M. Billings, EdD, RN, ANEF, FAAN

Dr. Diane Billings is Chancellors’ Professor Emeritus at Nursing at Indiana University School of Nursing, Indianapolis, IN where she was the Associate Dean for Teaching, Learning and Information Resources and developed and taught the masters/doctoral level Teacher Education Certificate courses. She is currently a consultant in nursing education and the co-editor of the award winning Teaching in Nursing, and the co-editor of the Lippincott’s Q and A Review for NCLEX-RN. She is the recipient of the Sigma Theta Tau International Founders Award for Excellence in Teaching, the Award for Outstanding Leadership in Nursing Education from the National League for Nursing, and is a Living Legend in the American Academy of Nursing. She serves on boards and tasks forces for several schools of nursing and nursing organizations and has been a mentor in three Sigma Mentored Leadership Academies.   
As a consultant in nursing education, Dr. Billings works with faculty groups to integrate best practices in teaching and learning. Dr. Billings is the author of three award winning nursing textbooks and has published articles in nursing and higher education journals in the area of using information technology to support teaching and learning.


8:00 – 9:00am              Registration & Breakfast (provided)

9:00 –10:15am             Morning Session I

10:15 –10:30am           Break                       

10:30am – 12:00pm    Morning Session II                                   

12:00 –12:30pm           Lunch (provided)

12:30 – 2:30pm            Afternoon Session                                   

2:30 – 2:45pm              Break

2: 45– 4:00pm              Afternoon Session Continued

4:00pm                         Evaluations & Certificates

Registration Fees
  • KLN Member: $175

  • Non-member: $250 - includes membership fee


Presentation materials will be available on the website.

  • $15 - printed materials



All sessions will be held at:

Galen College of Nursing

3050 Terra Crossing Blvd.

Louisville, KY 40245


Hotel Information

For those planning to stay the night, there are several nearby accommodations including:


Holiday Inn Hurstbourne (Use code K5N for Special Rate)

1325 S. Hurstbourne Park

Louisville, KY 40222


Homewood Suites by Hilton Louisville East

9401 Hurstbourne Trace

Louisville, KY 40222


The Galt House

141 North 4th Street

Louisville, KY 40202


Continuing Education Contact Hours

This program is approved for 7.2 KBN Contact Hours


Participants must submit evidence of licensure, attend the entire offering, and evaluate the offering in order to receive contact hours. 

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KBN Approval: Madisonville Community and Technical College, the Division of Nursing, has been approved as a provider of continuing education by the Kentucky Board  of  Nursing (KBN). Provider #3-0039-12-21-003. Expiration Date: December 31, 2021. Kentucky Board of Nursing approval of an individual nursing education program does not constitute endorsement of program content.