Prepare for the CENP Exam

Evaluate your preparedness for the CENP exam

The exam is based on the AONL 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.

Recommended Resources & Tools

CENP Candidate Handbook

Determine your eligibility with the CENP candidate handbook. The handbook outlines types of questions on the CENP exams. Learn the four competency areas: communication and relationship building; knowledge of the health care environment; professionalism; business skills and leadership.

CENP Practice Exam

Built as a preparation tool for the exam, the CENP practice exam will give you a greater understanding of the CENP Exam. AONL members receive a discounted member rate.

CENP Essentials Review Course

This one day course assists participants in preparing for the CENP exam through a review of the AONL Nurse Executive Competencies ™ and practical application of the competencies. Intended to be an opportunity to integrate concepts with experience, honing your critical thinking abilities in preparation for the exam.

Nurse Executive Examination Reading List

The Nurse Executive Examination Reading List can then help you identify pertinent literature and resources in those areas where you feel you need additional aid in your studies.

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