CCSNE

The Canadian Certified Simulation Nurse Educator (CCSNE) Exam

Dates

Spring: March 26 & 27, 2020

Fall: September 24 & 25, 2020

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

Description

Certification for the nurse educator working in simulation represents a national mark of excellence in the field of teaching and learning related to simulation theory, design, practice, and scholarship. 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 CCSNE exam will earn the Canadian Certified Simulation Nurse Educator (CCSNE) designation, including the right to include it in their signature, and the CCSNE pin.

The primary goal of the CCSNE certification is to promote high-quality nursing education in Canada by fostering excellence among nurse educators using simulation in their teaching.

The CCSNE examination assesses candidates on their knowledge and expertise related to simulation theory, design, and facilitation; interprofessional education in simulation; evaluation; and scholarship in simulation.

Eligibility

The requirements for eligibility to write the CCSNE 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 have completed the Canadian Nurse Educator Simulation Certification Program

OR

  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
  3. The candidate must have a minimum of three years of using simulation in their teaching practice
  4. The candidate must have completed professional development courses in simulation

Exam Booklet

For more information, please review the CCSNE Exam Booklet.