Full Course Description

Nurse Executive Certification Review Course

Pass the Nurse Executive Certification Exam...The First Time
Preparation for the exam has just become easier and more effective!
“Congratulations! I am thrilled that you have made the decision to become a certified nurse executive/leader. Professional certification is essential to ensuring validation to core skills and knowledge, and you choosing to take this review course demonstrates your commitment to your profession and your teams. That commitment, honestly, is half the battle. My hope and goal is to impart not only knowledge to help you with your certification exam, but also information that you can use for the rest of your careers. I hope you find this course valuable and I’m so thrilled you all are taking this important step in your professional career.”
Eric Wolak, DNP, MHA, RN, NEA-BC 
It’s time to earn your NE-BC® Credential!

This comprehensive online video course will provide you with the insights necessary to pass this challenging exam — the very first time!

  1. Learn at your own pace...from your own computer
  2. No cramming, no stress, no fear
  3. Relevance to your everyday work challenges
  4. Most importantly...exam success!

Dr. Eric Wolak shares his accumulated solutions for the complexities surrounding nursing leadership roles. His familiarity with the Nurse Executive Certification Exam ensures you will receive valuable test-taking pointers throughout this convenient training course as well.
Watch (and re-watch) the course videos at your own pace, and earn up to 8 CE hours!

Program Information


  1. Outline the key principles of human resource management.
  2. Discuss various continuous process improvement methodologies.
  3. Outline key financial management skills.
  4. Compare various leadership styles.
  5. Evaluate various care delivery models.
  6. Develop a success plan for passing the NE-BC certification exam.


Human Resource Management 

  • Federal employment laws (e.g., Family and Medical Leave Act, American with Disabilities Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, National Labor Relations Act) 
  • Principles and styles of communication 
  • Staffing fundamentals (e.g., models, skill mix, scheduling) 
  • Employee performance management (e.g., competency validation, performance appraisal) 
  • Employee engagement strategies
  • Team performance management (e.g., dynamics, conflict resolution, leveraging diversity)
Quality and Safety A. Knowledge 
  • Change management frameworks
  • Culture of safety (e.g., risk management, employee and patient safety, healthy work environment) 
  • Continuous process improvement (e.g., The Plan-Do-Study-Act Cycle, Lean, root cause analysis) 
  • Research and evidence-based practice methods (e.g., literature review, developing research questions, dissemination)
Business Management 
  • Reimbursement methods (e.g., payor systems, value-based purchasing) 
  • Financial management (e.g., budgeting, hours per patient day, resource utilization
  • Leadership styles (e.g., transformational, transactional, situational) 
Health Care Delivery
  • ANA Code of Ethics
  • ANA Nursing Administration Scope and Standards of Practice
  • Regulatory and compliance standards (e.g., Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, corporate compliance)
  • Emergency preparedness
  • Patient experience facilitation 
  • Care delivery evaluation (e.g., nurse sensitive indicators, core measures)
  • Technology evaluation and integration (e.g., telehealth, predictive analytics, remote monitoring 
Test Preparation

Target Audience

  • Nurses

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