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Preparing for the NLN CNE® Examination
Judith Halstead, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF, FAAN

October 13, 2023


Program Description

This interactive workshop is designed to help academic nurse educators assess their readiness and prepare to take the NLN Certified Nurse Educator (CNE®) examination. The workshop includes a review of each of the six CNE test category areas and the associated nurse educator competencies. The detailed test blueprint will be reviewed and strategies for taking the exam discussed. Opportunities to take practice exam questions will also be provided.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Discuss the implications of obtaining academic nurse educator certification for nursing faculty.

  2. Identify strategies and resources for preparing to take the NLN CNE® examination.

  3. Analyze the detailed NLN CNE® test blueprint to facilitate preparation for the examination.

  4. Review the six NLN CNE® test categories and the major concepts associated with each nurse educator competency.

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Featured Speaker: 

Dr. Judith A. Halstead is a professor emerita at Indiana University School of Nursing and an independent nursing education consultant. She currently is an adjunct clinical professor for the University of Florida School of Nursing. Previously she was the founding executive director of the National League for Nursing (NLN) Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation in Washington, DC, a position she held from 2014-2021. Dr. Halstead has over 40 years of experience in nursing education with expertise in online education, nurse educator competencies, accreditation, and program evaluation. She is co-editor of the award winning and widely referenced book on nursing education, Teaching in Nursing: A Guide for Faculty, now in its 7th edition. She served as the president of the NLN from 2011-2013. Dr. Halstead is the recipient of numerous awards and honors including the Sigma Theta Tau International Elizabeth Russell Belford Excellence in Education Award, the Indiana University School of Nursing Top 100 Legacy Leaders Award, and an Indiana University Bicentennial Medal of Honor recipient. She is a fellow in the NLN Academy of Nursing Education and the American Academy of Nursing.


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

9:00 –10:30am             Morning Session I

10:30 –10:40am           Break                       

10:40am – 12:00pm    Morning Session 2                                   

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

12:30 – 2:00pm            Afternoon Session 1                                

2:00 – 2:10pm              Break

2:10 – 3:50pm              Afternoon Session 2

3:50pm                         Evaluations & Certificates

Registration Fees
  • KLN Member: $175

  • Non-member: $200 - includes membership fee

  • KLN Retirees: $150

  • Prelicensure Students: $75


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


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 #3-0039-12-23-001. Expiration Date: December 31, 2023. Kentucky Board of Nursing approval of an individual nursing education program does not constitute endorsement of program content.

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