The CNE Academy will prepare practicing nurses for the NLN CNE®cl exam in addition to participants to modeling the behaviors that facilitate clinical learning and skill acquisition, improve health equity of underserved patients, and foster personal resiliency as a professional nurse. Curricular modules are divided into core and role-specific knowledge and skills for participants. Participants will demonstrate the advanced skills of a clinical nurse educator that are aligned to national standards, such as:

  • National League for Nursing (NLN) competencies for the clinical nurse educator
  • American Association of Colleges of Nursing’s (AACN) new Essentials for professional nursing (Levels 1 & 2)
  • Interprofessional Education and Collaboration (IPEC) standards
  • Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) standards
  • TeamSTEPPS competencies
  • National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) core competencies for the Nurse Practitioner role
  • American College of Nurse Midwifery Core Competencies for Basic Midwifery Practice

Example Behavioral Outcomes

By completion of the CNE Academy program, participants will be able to:

  1. Examine legal and ethical behaviors related to learning in health care environments.
  2. Evaluate the need for accountability to the role and responsibilities of the clinical nurse educator.
  3. Facilitate a psychologically safe learning environment using inclusive clinical learning and clinical reasoning skills.
  4. Effectively socialize students or new nurses into the health care system.
  5. Model techniques for building nurse resiliency and prevention of burn-out.
  6. Effectively use interpersonal communication skills and maintenance of collaborative relationships.
  7. Model the use of CLAS standards and consideration for the social determinants of health, barriers to health equity, and health literacy of patients or populations in rural/medically underserved areas.
  8. Model sensitivity and respect for the complex needs of patients and populations from rural/medically underserved areas.
  9. Evaluate students or transitioning nurses with formative and summative assessments of clinical learning and skill acquisition.

Curriculum Outlines will be published upon completion for core and role-specific modules.