CCNE

Canadian Certified Nurse Educator (CCNE) Certification Exam

Dates:

Spring: April 11-12, 2019

Fall: October 31-November 1, 2019

A sitting of the exam is offered twice a year, in the spring and fall.

Description:

Certification for the nurse educator represents a national mark of excellence in the field of teaching and learning related to nursing theory and practice. It communicates to academic institutions, faculty, students, and the community that the educator has achieved and maintains a high academic standard in this area of nursing practice. Those candidates who are successful on the CCNE exam will earn the Canadian Certified Nurse Educator designation, including the right to include it in their signature, and the CCNE pin.

The primary goal of the CCNE certification is to promote high-quality nursing education in Canada by fostering excellence among nurse educators teaching in baccalaureate and/or graduate nursing education programs, as well as among graduate students in nursing who are interested in pursuing an academic career.

CCNE certification recognizes knowledge and expertise related to teaching-learning philosophies and theories, curriculum design, assessment and evaluation of learning, teaching-learning strategies, and the scholarship of teaching.

The CCNE examination assesses candidates on their knowledge and expertise related to teaching-learning philosophies and theories, curriculum design, assessment and evaluation of learning, teaching-learning strategies, and the scholarship of teaching.

Eligibility:

The requirements for eligibility to write the CCNE Exam are as follows:

  1. The candidate must be a registered nurse with a current licence in their province or territory.
  2. The candidate must hold, at minimum, a master’s degree OR have successfully completed the Canadian Nurse Educator Certification Program, offered by CASN.
    • Equivalent work and teaching experience will be considered in lieu of a graduate degree.
  3. The candidate must have a minimum of three years of teaching experience in an academic nursing setting OR successfully completed the Canadian Nurse Educator Certification Program.
  4. The candidate must have completed professional development courses or a specialized master’s degree related to nursing education. NB: Completion of the Canadian Nurse Educator Certification Program satisfies this requirement.
  5. The candidate must pay the exam fees.

Exam Booklet:

For more information, please review the CCNE Exam Booklet.