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Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) Review Manual, Third Edition w App

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  • Ruth A. Wittmann-Price PhD, RN, CNE, CHSE, ANEF
  • Maryann Godshall PhD, CNE, CCRN, CPN

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The third edition of this classic study guide for nurse educators taking the CNE exam continues to be the only concise review book to feature a systematic approach to exam preparation. Presented in both book and e-book format, it is updated throughout and includes a more in-depth focus on distance-learning modes along with new content on global initiatives and interdisciplinary and interprofessional education. A majority of the Q&As have been revised to reflect a stronger integrative and application focus, and 100 new questions have been added throughout the book for a total of more than 250 questions. Chapter references have been updated to provide opportunity for further study. The third edition is also geared for use by nurse educators in Canada who intend to take the CNE exam.

The CNE review, designed for use by both novice and expert nurse educators, incorporates all content areas designated by the National League for Nursing (NLN) as essential knowledge in the field. It is formatted to closely reflect the test blueprint. Valuable features include case studies and critical thinking questions, Evidence-Based Teaching Practice boxes, "Teaching Gems" offering advice from practice experts, review questions at the end of each chapter, and a practice CNE exam with answers and rationales.

New to the Third Edition:

  • More in-depth focus on distance-learning modes
  • New content on global initiatives
  • Additional information on interdisciplinary and interprofessional education
  • 100 additional review questions reflecting a higher integrative and application focus
  • CNE app with updated Q&As and rationales available as a separate purchase

Key Features:

  • Offers systematic approach to exam preparation
  • Closely reflects the NLN test blueprint
  • Highlights areas designated by the NLN as essential knowledge
  • Includes case studies, critical thinking questions, more than 150 practice questions with rationales, and a 100-question practice test
  • Provides Evidence-Based Teaching Practice Boxes and "Teaching Gems" from practice experts

App Included!

  • Includes all the high-quality content from the book!
  • Information at your fingertips anytime, anywhere.
  • Available on iOS, Android, and the web, with a powerful, simple-to-use interface.

Product Details 

  • Publication Date July 30, 2018
  • Page Count 480
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826164797
  • EISBN 9780826164810

About The Author(s) 

Ruth A. Wittmann-Price, PhD, RN, CNS, CNE, CHSE, ANEF, FAAN, is dean of the School of Health Sciences and professor of nursing at Francis Marion University in Florence, South Carolina. She has been an obstetrical/women's health nurse for 38 years. Dr. Wittmann-Price received her AAS and BSN degrees from Felician College, Lodi, New Jersey, and her MS as a perinatal clinical nurse specialist (CNS) from Columbia University, New York, New York. She completed her PhD in nursing at Widener University, Chester, Pennsylvania, and received the Dean's Award for Excellence. She developed a mid-range nursing theory, "Emancipated Decision-Making in Women's Health Care." and has tested her theory in four research studies. International researchers are currently using her theory as the foundation for their studies. Her theory is being used by researchers at the University of Limpopo, South Africa, in their campaign, "Finding Solutions for Africa," which helps women and children. Dr. Wittmann-Price was also the appointed research coordinator for Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and oversaw the evidence-based practice projects for nursing (2007-2010). Hahnemann University Hospital was granted initial Magnet designation in December 2009. Dr. Wittmann-Price has taught all levels of nursing students over the past 16 years and has completed an international service-learning trip. Currently, she teaches women's health to baccalaureate students and to students on the MSN nurse educator track. Dr. Wittmann-Price mentors DNP and PhD students and is on several committees at both Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Widener University. She has coedited or authored 14 books, contributed chapters to two books, and written over 20 articles. She has presented her research regionally, nationally, and internationally. Dr. Wittmann-Price was inducted into the National League for Nursing Academy of Nurse Educator Fellows in 2013 and became a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing in October 2015.

Maryann Godshall, PhD, CNE, CCRN, CPN, is an assistant clinical professor at Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She obtained her BSN from Allentown College of St. Francis DeSales, Center Valley, Pennsylvania, and her MSN from DeSales University, Center Valley, Pennsylvania. She has a postmaster’s degree in nursing education from Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She completed her PhD at Duquesne University (2014), where her research topic was "Exploring Learning of Pediatric Burn Patients Through Storytelling." Dr. Godshall has been a nurse for more than 20 years and has worked in pediatric critical care, inpatient pediatrics, and pediatric rehabilitation nursing. She holds certifications in both pediatrics and pediatric critical care and has been teaching for over 14 years in both the university and hospital setting. Dr. Godshall is coeditor of The Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) Review Manual (2013; Springer Publishing Company), and author of Fast Facts of Evidence-Based Practice, Second Edition (2015; Springer Publishing Company). She has published chapters in several books and textbooks, including Maternal-Child Nursing Care: Optimizing Outcomes for Mothers, Children and Families, Second Edition (2016), NCLEX-RN EXCEL (2010; Springer Publishing Company), and Disaster Nursing: A Handbook for Practice (2009), and has written many journal articles. In 2008, Dr. Godshall won the Nightingale Award of Pennsylvania Nursing Scholarship.

Linda Wilson, PhD, RN, BC, CNE, CHSE-A, ANEF, FAAN, is an assistant dean for special projects, simulation, and certified nurse educator (CNE) accreditation, and an associate clinical professor at Drexel University, College of Nursing and Health Professions, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Wilson completed her BSN at College Misericordia, Dallas, Pennsylvania; her MSN in critical care and trauma at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and her PhD in nursing research at Rutgers University, Newark, New Jersey. Dr. Wilson has a postgraduate certificate in epidemiology and biostatistical methods from Drexel University and a postgraduate certificate in pain management from the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine. Dr. Wilson also completed the National Library of Medicine/Marine Biological Laboratory Biomedical Informatics Fellowship and the Harvard University Institute for Medical Simulation's Comprehensive Workshop and Graduate Course in Medical Simulation. Dr. Wilson has several certifications, including certified post anesthesia nurse (CPAN), certified ambulatory perianesthesia nurse (CAPA), American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) board certification (BC) in nursing professional development, CNE, certified health care simulation educator (CHSE), and certified health care simulation educator-advanced (CHSE-A). Dr. Wilson served as the president of the American Society of Perianesthesia Nurses (2002-2003), and has served as an ANCC Commission on Accreditation Appraiser Site surveyor since 2000. In 2014, Dr. Wilson was inducted into the National League for Nursing (NLN) Academy of Nurse Educator Fellows (ANEF) and was also inducted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN).

Table of Contents 



Foreword Marilyn H. Oermann, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN



1. Introducing the CNE Exam and Its Blueprint

Brenda Reap-Thompson

Learning Outcomes

Why Become a CNE?

Reach for Academic Excellence, Become a CNE

Preparing for the CNE Examination

Nuts and Bolts of the CNE Examination

Tips for Success

Utilize Learning Strategies

Evidence-Based Teaching Practice

How to Renew Your Certification After 5 Years

Case Studies

2. Facilitating Learning in the Classroom Setting

Ruth A. Wittmann-Price

Learning Outcomes

Educational Philosophies

Critical Thinking

Learning Theories

Theory of Meaningful Learning

Models Specific to Nursing

Deep, Surface, and Strategic Learning

Motivational Theories

Teaching Styles and Effectiveness

Faculty Incivility

Learning Outcomes Versus Learning Objectives

Developing a Lesson Plan

Critical Thinking and Metacognition

Evidence-Based Teaching Practice

Classroom Management

Closing and Not Just “Ending” a Course

Case Studies

Practice Questions

3. Teaching and Learning Strategies

Karen K. Gittings and Ruth A. Wittmann-Price

Learning Outcomes

Teaching Strategies and Learning Activities

Passive and Active Learning



Flipped Classrooms

Case Studies

Practice Questions

4. Educational Technology

Frances H. Cornelius and Linda Wilson

Learning Outcomes

Technology in the Learning Environment

Informatics in the Learning Environment

Mobile Learning


Case Studies

Practice Questions

5. Online Learning

Frances H. Cornelius and Linda Wilson

Learning Outcomes

Online Teaching Versus Traditional Classroom Teaching

Benchmarks and Quality Measures for Online Teaching

Role of Nurse Educators


Benefits of the Online Learning Environment

Copyright Law and Fair Use in Online Learning Environments

Learner Assessment in the Online Learning Environment


Case Studies

Practice Questions

6. Skills Laboratory Learning

Carol Okupniak and M. Annie Muller

Learning Outcomes

Learning in the Laboratory

Skills Laboratory Learning Activities

Equipment Needed to Ensure Learning Outcomes

Laboratory Attire, Appearance, and Behavior

Evaluation and Remediation

Integrating Research in the Skills Laboratory

Nursing Skills Laboratory Management

Case Studies

Practice Questions

7. Facilitating Learning in the Clinical Setting

Marylou K. McHugh and Tracy P. George

Learning Outcomes

Selecting Appropriate CLEs Throughout the Curriculum

Choosing and Evaluating the CLE

Attributes of Clinical Educators

Part-Time Clinical Educators


Dedicated Educational Units

Learning Activities for the Clinical Setting

Making Learner Assignments

Legal Considerations of Clinical Education

Pre- and Postclinical Conferences

Reflective Techniques as Part of the Clinical Postconference

The Affective Domain in Clinical Practice

Strategies for Evaluating Learning in the Clinical Area

The Clinical Evaluation Process

Strategies for Dealing With Unsafe or Unsatisfactory Learner Behavior

Fostering Diversity in CLE

Case Study

Practice Questions

8. Learning With Simulation

Linda Wilson and Dorie Weaver

Learning Outcomes

Types of Simulation

Simulation Case Development

Simulation Evaluation



Simulation Certifications

Case Study

Practice Questions

9. Facilitating Learner Development and Socialization

Maryann Godshall

Learning Outcomes

Assessing Readiness to Learn

Individual Learning Styles

Other Learning Styles

Adult Learners

Culturally Diverse Learners

Learning Disabilities

Learner Socialization

Addressing Incivility

Incivility and Bullying in the Workplace

Prevention Is Key

Case Studies

Practice Questions

10. Facilitating Learner Development Through Service Learning Experiences

Frances H. Cornelius, Maryann Godshall, and Ruth A. Wittmann-Price

Learning Outcomes

Characteristics of Service Learning

Studying Abroad

Student Exchange Programs

Building Intercultural Competence

The Global Classroom

Faculty and Institutional Roles in International SL

Faculty and Learner Safety in SL International Situations

Case Study

Practice Questions

11. Using Assessment and Evaluation Strategies

Rosemary Fliszar

Learning Outcomes


The Evaluation/Assessment Process

Planning the Test

Collaborative Testing/Evaluation

Role of Standardized Testing in the Curriculum

Outcome Evaluation

Case Studies

Practice Questions

12. Curriculum Design and Evaluation of Program Outcomes

Marylou K. McHugh

Learning Outcomes

Leading the Program

Responsibilities of Faculty in Curriculum Development

Theoretical and Conceptual Frameworks

Deconstructed, Conceptual, or Emancipator Curriculum Models

Multiculturalism in Nursing Education

Violence in the Nursing Curriculum

Interprofessional Curriculum

Program Goals, Objectives, and Outcomes

Level Objectives

Baccalaureate Outcomes of the AACN and NLN

Changing or Revising the Curriculum

Change Theories

Planning Learning Within the Curriculum

Case Studies

Practice Questions

13. Pursuing Continuous Quality Improvement in the Academic Nurse Educator Role

Linda Wilson and Frances H. Cornelius

Learning Outcomes

Socialization to the Educator Role

Mentor and Support Faculty Colleagues

Membership in Professional Organizations

Active Participation in Professional Organizations

Commitment to Lifelong Learning/Faculty Development

Participation in Professional Opportunities to Enhance Ongoing Development

Case Study

Practice Questions

14. Functioning as a Change Agent and Leader

Frances H. Cornelius

Learning Outcomes

The Nurse Educator’s Role as a Leader and Change Agent

Skills and Attributes of a Leader

Evaluating Organizational Effectiveness

Establishing a Culture of Change

The Process of Change

Cultural Sensitivity When Advocating for Change

Political Action

Case Studies

Practice Questions

15. Engaging in the Scholarship of Teaching

Diane M. Billings

Learning Outcomes

Scholarship in Nursing and Nursing Education

The Scholar’s Role

Boyer’s Model of Scholarship

The Use of Boyer’s Model

Scholarly Teaching, Scholarship of Teaching, SoTL, and Being a Scholar

Developing a Spirit of Inquiry About Teaching, Learning, and Evaluation

The Science of Nursing Education

Developing the Science of Nursing Education

Demonstrating Integrity as a Scholar

Funding the Science of Nursing Education

Evidence-Based Teaching Practice


Case Studies

Practice Questions

16. Functioning Effectively Within the Institutional Environment and Academic Community

Mary Ellen Smith Glasgow

Learning Outcomes

Internal and External Forces Influencing Nursing and Higher Education

The Academic Setting

Academic Responsibilities

Appointment, Promotion, and Tenure

Career Development for Nurse Educators

Case Study

Practice Questions

17. Comprehensive Exam and Answer Rationales

18. Answers to End-of-Chapter Practice Questions