Prepare to pass the CNML and NE-BC Exams!

The Nurse Builders NURSE MANAGER AND LEADER CERTIFICATION REVIEW COURSE is an important part of individual and organizational preparation for the CNML exam (offered by AONE) and the NE-BC exam (offered by AACN.) Nurses who attend this review course report the important role that it has in preparing for the CNML and NE-BC exams. Additionally, nursing organizations throughout the United States have reported that this course has helped to build their certified nursing workforces.

Course available in 3 formats:

Onsite Course Overview:

This course provides a comprehensive and up-to-date review of nursing management and leadership based on the CNML and NE-BC exams. This course is packed with information that will not only promote certification exam success, but will also enhance your practice as a nurse manager and leader.

Course Objectives:

  • Review and discuss nurse manager certification exam content based on the CNML & NE-BC exam content outlines.
  • Attain information to support and enhance practice as a nurse manager

Course Topics:

  • Overview of Exams, Test Taking Tips, and Leadership/Management Overview (Leadership Acumen: Results-Oriented Leadership)
  • The Healthcare Environment (Practicing Resiliency in Times of Change: Build Your Team)
  • The Business of Healthcare and Financial Management
  • Human Resources Leadership (Leadership Acumen: Leading People)
  • Performance Management (Leadership Acumen: Unleashing Innovation and Creativity)
  • Program Evaluation, Research, Legal and Regulatory Issues (Ethical Challenges Facing Nursing Leaders: Your Path to Success)
  • Strategic Management, Innovation & Healthcare Technology (Leadership Acumen: Strategic Thinking)

About the course instructor:

Lori Armstrong, DNP, RN, NEA-BC

loriDr. Lori Armstrong has served for over twenty years in a variety of nursing leadership roles including chief nursing executive and other middle-management roles in several of the nation’s leading academic medical centers. She has led a major quality and patient safety organizational initiative leading to significant improvements in patient outcomes. Additionally, Lori has led her organization to extraordinary levels of high patient satisfaction and low levels of nursing turnover. She has served on multiple national boards and advisory councils focused on eliminating maternal and pediatric harm. Additionally, Lori has provided nearly 10 years of service to the National Association of Neonatal Nurses including in the positions of Board Director, President and Immediate Past President. Lori brings her expertise and passion for nursing leadership to her role as faculty for the Nurse Manager Certification (CNML & NE-BC) Review Course for nurse managers and the Nurse Executive Certification (CENP & NEA-BC) Review Course for nurse executives.

About Contact Hours:

For Nurses Outside of Florida and California: Nurse Builders is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

For Florida and California Nurses: Nurse Builders is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (provider #15118) and the Florida Board of Nursing (provider #50-9679).


1 Day Course Times:
8:00am – 5:00pm
Contact Hours: 7


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September 10, 2021
Children’s Hospital of New Orleans
LIVE streaming video
8am-5pm CST


October 24, 2019
Tufts Medical Center
Boston, MA

October 15 & 16, 2019
Children’s Hospital of New Orleans New
Orleans, LA

September 20, 2019
Community Health Network
Indianapolis, IN

August 22, 2019
St. David’s
Austin, TX

August 22, 2019
Tampa, FL

May 16, 2019
Children’s Hospital of Omaha
Omaha, NE

November 30, 2018
Minneapolis, MN
Children’s Minnesota

September 24 & 25, 2018
Orlando, FL
Nursing Management Congress

June 14 & 15, 2018
Tampa, FL
St Joseph’s Children’s Hospital
St. Joseph’s Childen’s Hospital
Employees Only

November 28 & 29, 2017
Bismarck ND
Sanford Medical Center

October 2 & 3, 2017
Las Vegas, NV
Nursing Management Leadership Congress

November 6 & 7, 2016
Las Vegas, NV
Nursing Management Congress

March 24 & 25, 2016
Atlanta, GA
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

February 4 & 5, 2016
Washington, D.C.
Children’s National Health System

December 3 & 4, 2015
Atlanta, GA
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

April 30 and May 1, 2015
Stanford , CT
Stanford Medical Center

February 10 & 11, 2015
Chico, CA
Enloe Medical Center

December 10 & 11, 2014
Ann Arbor, MI
University of Michigan Health System

April 24 & 25, 2014
Mt Kisko, NY
Northern Westchester Hospital

September 7 & 8, 2012
Dallas, TX
HCA North Texas

May 1 & 2, 2012
Morristown, NJ
Morristown Medical Center

April 23 & 24, 2012
Pensacola, NC
First Health of the Carolinas

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