Program Description
During this day long workshop, Donna “Iggy” Ignatavicius, MS, RN, CNE, ANEF will assist nurse educators in preparing for the Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) examination. Key knowledge areas for each of the NLN Competencies for the Academic Nurse Educator will be outlined. Participants will have the opportunity to assess their strengths and areas for further study through practice questions and other interactive learning and assessment activities. In addition, essential study resources and tips for CNE exam success will be discussed.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify selected teaching/learning activities based on adult learning preferences and related educational theories. (I, II)
  • Describe common assessment and evaluation strategies and methods that are appropriate for nursing education. (III)
  • Articulate how to develop or revise curriculum, including course development, and plan for program assessment to promote continuous quality improvement. (IV)
  • Discuss the socialization role of the nurse educator in scholarship, service, leadership, and self-improvement. (V-VIII)

2016 Nurses for Wisconsin

June 9-10, 2016
College of Nursing
Cunningham Hall

Photo: Nursing Leadership Roundtable members Dr. Susan Gallagher-Lepak, Dean Sally Lundeen, Dean Linda Young, and Dr. Barbara Nichols.

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2014 Nurses for Wisconsin

October 10-11, 2014
College of Nursing and Health Sciences
UW-Eau Claire

Photo: Keynote speaker, Dr. Beverly Malone, CEO, National League for Nursing, addresses the awardees during the conference.

Photos available on Flickr.

© 2022 Nurses for Wisconsin - University of Wisconsin System. 
 College of Nursing and Health Sciences, UW-Eau Claire 

The second conference was held on June 10 and 11, 2015 at the School of Nursing, Signe Skott Cooper Hall, UW-Madison. This was a wonderful opportunity to showcase one of newest nursing school buildings in the nation, and the fifty-nine (59) conference participants were excited to be in the space. Project Coordinator, Dr. L. Elaine Wendt and the project liaisons planned a wide variety of sessions, opening with a keynote by American Association of Colleges of Nursing President-Elect, Juliann Sebastian, PhD, RN, FAAN. Several sessions highlighted best practices in simulation and active learning. An emphasis on how teaching and learning is encouraged within new building was described during tours of the state-of-the-art facility. Video conferencing technology connected Marilyn H. Oermann, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN who presented “Writing for Publication and Your Role as a Nurse Educator.”  Jeremy Miner, Director of Grants and Contracts for UW-Eau Claire, discussed grant writing for the National Institutes of Health and Rachel Schiffman, PhD, RN, FAAN presented both a follow-up and introductory workshop on career mapping. The deans along with Dr. Sebastian again participated in a roundtable, and attendees had another opportunity to speak to program administrators and faculty during a speed dating-like session, entitled “Around the System in 40 Minutes.” Participants found the sessions and informal interactions supported their transition to the nurse faculty role.

The third Nurses for Wisconsin Learn.Teach.Lead conference was held on the UW-Milwaukee campus June 9 and 10, 2016 at the College of Nursing. Fellows and faculty from five UW campuses participated. The conference kicked off with remarks from Barbara Nichols, DNSc (hon), MS, RN, FAAN with a focus on diversity The following conference session focused on time management and aligning professional and personal goals. A roundtable followed and nursing leaders from UW nursing programs fielded questions from the audience. Friday's conference event was a 5-hour writing workshop. For complete conference details, please view the brochure.

2017 Nurses for Wisconsin

June 1-2, 2017
College of Nursing
Clow Social Science Center
UW Oshkosh

Photo: The Leadership Roundtable was led by Linda K. Young, PhD, RN, CNE, CFLE Dean and Professor, UW- Eau Claire. Participants include Kim Litwack, PhD, RN, FAAN, APNP Dean and Professor, UW-Milwaukee; Linda D. Scott, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN Dean and Professor, UW–Madison; Judy Westphal, PhD, RN, NE-BC Interim Dean, UW Oshkosh; and, Kathleen D. Pagana, PhD, RN.​

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The Nurses for Wisconsin project also provided funding for educational conferences organized around the academic and career needs of the fellows and faculty loan repayment participants.

Nurses for Wisconsin

Nurses for Wisconsin Learn.Teach.Lead Conferences

The 2017 Nurses for Wisconsin Conference was held at UW Oshkosh on June 1 & 2. Keynotes by Dr. Kathleen Pagana focused on leadership and using appropriate etiquette to move forward in your career. Dr. Karen Kelsky also focused on career strategies, in particular how to secure a tenure track position. Dr. Angie Stombaugh presented and demonstrated active learning and assessment. Lynne Crawford also presented on active learning, handheld technologies and conceptual care mapping. Please see the brochure for details.

CNE Success Workshop

​with Donna Ignatavicius, MS, RN, CNE, ANEF 

Tuesday, August 14, 2018
8:30 – 4:00

​College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Room 261/263
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
105 Garfield Avenue
Eau Claire, WI

2015 Nurses for Wisconsin

June 11-12, 2015
School of Nursing
Signe Skott Cooper Hall

Photo: Awardees, nursing program dean, conference organizers and keynote speaker, Dr. Juliann Sebastian gather in the atrium.

More photos available on Flickr.

About the Presenter
Donna, better known as “Iggy,” is nationally and internationally recognized as an expert in nursing education through her work experience, publications and speaking engagements. Her 9th edition of Medical Surgical Nursing: Concepts for Interprofessional Collaborative Care, co-written with Linda Workman and Cherie Rebar, was published in October 2017. As President of DI Associates, Inc., Donna provides curriculum and evaluation consultation and presentations, including workshops to prepare faculty for the Certified Nurse Educator Exam. Her most recent published book is Teaching and Learning in a Concept-Based Nursing Curriculum.

The first Nurses for Wisconsin Learn.Teach.Lead conference was held on the UW-Eau Claire campus on  October 9 and 10, 2014 at Davies Student Center and the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. Fifty (50) individuals from all four project campuses were in attendance; of these, twenty-seven (27) were Nurses for Wisconsin fellows or faculty loan repayment participants. The other participants included the program deans, nursing program administrators and faculty. Conference sessions featured career planning with Rachel Schiffman, PhD, RN, FAAN, a dean’s roundtable which allowed the deans to interact with participants, and a panel of faculty members who provided suggestions on how to succeed in academia. The highlight of the conference was the  keynote address by CEO of the National League for Nursing, Beverly Malone PhD, RN, FAAN.