AONE offers a variety of resources to help you prepare for the CENP exam
The exam is based on the AONE Nurse Executive Competencies™ of communication and relationship building; knowledge of the health care environment; professionalism; business skills and leadership. The following are suggested steps and resources to assist you in your preparation.
Assessing your Readiness
Tools to help you recognize your areas of strength and identify those areas where you might benefit from some additional study or experience.
Nurse Executive Competencies Assessment
To help you determine your readiness to take the Certified in Executive Nursing Practice Exam, begin by utilizing the AONE Nurse Executive Competencies ™Assessment Tool. This self-test has been created to help you recognize your areas of strength and identify those areas where you might benefit from some additional study. This diagnostic tool is an important first step as you prepare for the CENP Exam and is available exclusively to AONE members.
The CENP Candidate Handbook
The CENP Candidate Handbook and Application have been designed to act as a valuable resource in your preparation. The Handbook outlines not only the necessary steps for registering and taking the exam, but also the distribution and types of questions within the give competency areas: communication and relationship building; knowledge of the health care environment; professionalism; business skills and leadership..
CENP Self Assessment Exam (SAE)
AONE offers Self Assessment Exams (SAEs) to assist those preparing for the Certified in Executive Nursing Practice (CENP). Developed by a group of experts in the field, the exam was created using a rigorous process similar to the development of AONE certifications. The SAEs are web-based practice tests that parallel the format, cognitive levels and difficulty of the AONE certification exams and are based on the AONE Nurse Executive Competencies™.
Click here for CENP SAEs - AONE member price: $115
Click here for CENP SAEs - AONE non-member price: $200
Resources to help enhance your understanding of the AONE Nurse Executive Competencies ™.
CENP Essentials Review Course
The CENP Essentials Review Course is a one day course that assists participants in preparing for the CENP exam through a review of the AONE Nurse Executive Competencies ™ and practical application of the competencies. (The competencies include: Communication and Relationship Building, Knowledge of the Health Care Environment, Leadership, Professionalism and Business Skills.) Through small group work you will discuss with your peers high order thinking as they relate to your professional practice. This is intended to be an opportunity to integrate concepts with experience, honing your critical thinking abilities in preparation for the exam.
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If your facility is interesting in hosting a course, please contact Kelsey Irish at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Nurse Executive Examination Resources/Reading List can then help you identify pertinent literature and resources in those areas where you feel you need additional aid in your studies.
The American Organization of Nurse Executives is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
AONE is authorized to award 6.5 hours of pre-approved ACHE Qualified Education credit (non-ACHE) for this program toward advancement, or recertificiation in the American College of Healthcare Executives