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NLN CNEcl Course


What is the benefit of this course?

It is the only official NLN CNE®cl online course

The course was created based on the competencies for the role of the academic nurse educator and NLN CNE®cl test plan

The course was developed by the author of the NLN Press book, Academic Clinical Nurse Educator Review Book: The Official Guide to the CNE®cl Exam, Teresa Shellenbarger, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF. 

Flexibility taking the course because it is an online offering

Overview of Course

This online learning program will prepare the participant for the NLN CNE®cl Certification examination. It is the only official NLN online course. The session will identify the Cenacle testing criteria and an overview of the certification exam. Learning modules will be used to describe the six core competencies that serve as the NLN test blueprint for the academic clinical nurse educator certification exam. Learners will view narrated video content modules, engage in self-directed learning workbook activities, complete practice exam questions, and develop a certification study plan.

What you will learn

At the conclusion of this course you will be able to:

  1. Identify the NLN CNE®cl Certification testing criteria
  2. Describe the six core competencies that serve as the NLN test blueprint framework for the Academic Clinical Nurse Educator Examination
  3. Identify content associated with the clinical nurse educator task statements
  4. Devise a CNE®cl examination study plan based upon identified areas of weakness

How it works

  • Course Length

    6 Hour

  • Delivery

    Online, On-demand

  • Instruction


  • Cost

    Members - $179 | Non-Members - $199

  • CEU

    6 Contact Hours


Who is this course intended for?

Nurses looking to prepare for the NLN CNE®cl Certification exam.

What are the course expectations and progression?

This is a six hour, self-paced course.

What kind of technology is required?

Learners will need access to a computer, tablet, or smart phone to complete the course.


There will be no cancellations, returns or exchanges. No exceptions.

Price: $199.00