Clinical Nurse Leader

Clinical Nurse Leader

Sponsored by Commission on Nurse Certification (CNC)

Welcome

Clinical Nurse Leaders Lounge is sponsored by the Commission on Nurse Certification (CNC). CNLs oversee the integration of care for a specific set of patients as well as the medical team they work with. Together with doctors, pharmacists, social workers, nurse practitioners, and clinical nurse specialists, Clinical Nurse Leaders help incorporate the latest technologies and innovations into treatment to give patients the best care possible.

As a Clinical Nurse Leader, you’ll be known as an...

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Clinical Nurse Leaders Lounge is sponsored by the Commission on Nurse Certification (CNC). CNLs oversee the integration of care for a specific set of patients as well as the medical team they work with. Together with doctors, pharmacists, social workers, nurse practitioners, and clinical nurse specialists, Clinical Nurse Leaders help incorporate the latest technologies and innovations into treatment to give patients the best care possible.

As a Clinical Nurse Leader, you’ll be known as an advanced generalist—having advanced knowledge and education in general medicine as opposed to one primary discipline, like Clinical Nurse Specialists.

About the Commission on Nurse Certification

The Commission on Nurse Certification (CNC) is an autonomous certifying arm of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). The mission of the CNC is to oversee the Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) certification activities in order to assure communities of interest that certificants have met accepted standards of practice. Over 5,000 professionals have earned the CNL credential. The CNL is a master’s educated nurse, prepared for practice across the continuum of care within any healthcare setting in today’s changing environment. The CNC Board of Commissioners (CNCBOC) governs the CNL Certification Program. The CNCBOC and staff are solely responsible for the policies and administration of the CNL Certification Program.

To learn more about CNC and the CNL, please visit www.aacn.nche.edu/cnl-certification or email us at CNL@aacn.nche.edu.

CONTACT
One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 370-3608
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  • CNC - Today we Celebrate Certified CNL Day!

    Posted Mar 17, 2017 by Shantal Hall

    Join CNC in celebrating Certified CNL Day! Get tips and resources on how to celebrate at http://www.aacn.nche.edu/cnc/certif...

    Listen to our Special CNL Day Broadcast today at 12:30 PM ET: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/cncrad...

    Join us for our FREE webinar: The Value and Impact of the Certified Clinical Nurse Leader today at 2:00 PM Eastern. Participants will ear...

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    Join CNC in celebrating Certified CNL Day! Get tips and resources on how to celebrate at http://www.aacn.nche.edu/cnc/certif...

    Listen to our Special CNL Day Broadcast today at 12:30 PM ET: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/cncrad...

    Join us for our FREE webinar: The Value and Impact of the Certified Clinical Nurse Leader today at 2:00 PM Eastern. Participants will earn 1 contact hour. To register, visit https://www.aacn.nche.edu/webinars/...

    Continue the celebration all day today on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/CNCsCNL and Twitter https://twitter.com/CNLatAACN (Use #CERTCNLDAY). Post photos, comments and celebrate the certified Clinical Nurse Leader.

    For more information on the CNL Certification Program, visit http://www.aacn.nche.edu/cnl-certif...

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  • CNC - Celebrate Certified CNL Day on March 17

    Posted Mar 10, 2017 by Shantal Hall

    Celebrate Certified CNL Day--March 17! Make plans to participate in CNL Day events and show your appreciation to certified CNLs at your facility. Certified CNL Day recognizes the impact of certified CNLs and is designed to spread awareness of how employers and colleagues in the healthcare sector extend their appreciation to certified CNLs on staff.

    Join in the fun: down...

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    Celebrate Certified CNL Day—March 17! Make plans to participate in CNL Day events and show your appreciation to certified CNLs at your facility. Certified CNL Day recognizes the impact of certified CNLs and is designed to spread awareness of how employers and colleagues in the healthcare sector extend their appreciation to certified CNLs on staff.

    Join in the fun: download CNL Day toolkit; participate in a free webinar for nurses, tweet your success as a certified CNL, and tune into CNC blog radio show.

    Get details at http://www.aacn.nche.edu/cnc/certif...

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  • Visit CNC and AACN Staff at the AONE Annual Conference in Baltimore, MD

    Posted Mar 10, 2017 by Shantal Hall

    Come by and meet the CNC staff at the 2017 AONE Annual Conference in Baltimore, March 30-April 1. The Commission on Nurse Certification (CNC) will be exhibiting along with our parent company the American Association of Colleges of Nursing and would love to meet you! Stop by our booth #300! http://www.aone.org/annual-meeting/

  • CNC - Register by Feb. 3 and SAVE to attend the 2017 CNL Research Symposium

    Posted Feb 2, 2017 by Shantal Hall

    February 3rd is the Early Bird registration deadline for the 2017 CNL Research Symposium taking place on February 22 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Atlanta, GA! Don't delay...Register today and SAVE! Visit https://www.aacn.nche.edu/events/in...

  • CNC - Register for our Free Webinar being held January 31, 2016 at 2 pm ET

    Posted Jan 6, 2017 by Shantal Hall

    Register for our FREE Webinar being held on January 31, 2016 at 2 pm ET - CNO Discussion: How Certified Clinical Nurse Leaders (CNLs) Improve Your Healthcare Facility. Join us as we celebrate 10 years of offering the CNL Certification Program and discuss implementation, support and value of hiring CNLs.

    Register today at https://www.aacn.nche.edu/webinars/...

  • CNC - NEW! CNL Certification Exam Content Outline

    Posted Oct 27, 2016 by Shantal Hall

    The 2016 CNL Job Analysis is complete! Thanks to all certified CNLs who completed the survey which allowed CNC's Job Analysis Committee and Schroeder Measurement Technologies, Inc. to update the CNL Certification Exam Content Outline.

    IMPORTANT: Candidates registered to take the exam during the Fall 2016 testing period (November 28 - December 9, 2016) and the Winter 2017 t...

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    The 2016 CNL Job Analysis is complete! Thanks to all certified CNLs who completed the survey which allowed CNC’s Job Analysis Committee and Schroeder Measurement Technologies, Inc. to update the CNL Certification Exam Content Outline.

    IMPORTANT: Candidates registered to take the exam during the Fall 2016 testing period (November 28 – December 9, 2016) and the Winter 2017 testing period (January 30 – February 17, 2017) will use the Current Exam Content Outline to prepare for the exam.

    The NEW CNL Exam Content Outline will be applied to the CNL certification exam starting in April 2017. Candidates taking the exam during the Spring 2017 testing period and beyond will use the New Exam Content Outline as their blueprint to prepare for the test.

    To download, visit http://www.aacn.nche.edu/cnc/job-an...

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  • CNC - 2017 CNL Vanguard Awards Application Submission Deadline is Oct. 28

    Posted Oct 25, 2016 by Shantal Hall

    The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) and the Commission on Nurse Certification (CNC) are now accepting applications for the 2017 CNL Educator Vanguard Award and the 2017 CNL Vanguard Award. Note: The 2017 CNL Visionary Award is not open for nominations. The 2017 award recipients will be recognized at the CNL Summit, February 22-24, 2017 in Atlanta, GA.

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    The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) and the Commission on Nurse Certification (CNC) are now accepting applications for the 2017 CNL Educator Vanguard Award and the 2017 CNL Vanguard Award. Note: The 2017 CNL Visionary Award is not open for nominations. The 2017 award recipients will be recognized at the CNL Summit, February 22-24, 2017 in Atlanta, GA.

    To view the requirements and submit the online application, visit http://www.aacn.nche.edu/membership...

    Questions? Contact CNC staff at cnl@aacn.nche.edu

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  • CNC - Accepting Applications for the 2017 CNL Vanguard Awards

    Posted Sep 23, 2016 by Shantal Hall

    Nominate a CNL or CNL Faculty for the 2017 Vanguard Awards! The deadline to submit an application is 11:59 pm Eastern October 28th. Don't delay...Nominate a CNL today! To review the requirements and submit the online application form, visit http://www.aacn.nche.edu/membership...

  • CNC Welcomes New Item Writers

    Posted May 23, 2016 by Shantal Hall

    Congratulations to our new Item Writers (Term ends June 30, 2019):
    o Julian Gallegos, PhD, MS, RN, FNP-BC, CNL
    o Cheryl Green, PhD, DNP, RN, LCSW, CNL
    o Amanda Gregory, MSN, RN, CNL
    o Mary Alice Hodge, PhD, RN, CNL
    o Rita Patel, MSN, CCRN-CMC, CNL, CSC
    o Kimberly Rice, MSN, RN, CNL
    o Joanne Senn, MSN, CEN, CNL
    o Brenda Wolles, MSN, RN, CNL, OCN

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    Congratulations to our new Item Writers (Term ends June 30, 2019):
    • Julian Gallegos, PhD, MS, RN, FNP-BC, CNL
    • Cheryl Green, PhD, DNP, RN, LCSW, CNL
    • Amanda Gregory, MSN, RN, CNL
    • Mary Alice Hodge, PhD, RN, CNL
    • Rita Patel, MSN, CCRN-CMC, CNL, CSC
    • Kimberly Rice, MSN, RN, CNL
    • Joanne Senn, MSN, CEN, CNL
    • Brenda Wolles, MSN, RN, CNL, OCN

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  • CNC Welcomes New Marketing Committee Members

    Posted May 23, 2016 by Shantal Hall

    Congratulations to our new members of the Marketing Committee (Term July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2018):
    o Bobbi Shatto, PhD, RN, CNL
    o Mary Stachowiak, MSN, RN, CNL

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    Congratulations to our new members of the Marketing Committee (Term July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2018):
    • Bobbi Shatto, PhD, RN, CNL
    • Mary Stachowiak, MSN, RN, CNL

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