Commission on Nurse Certification

Commission on Nurse Certification The Commission on Nurse Certification (CNC) oversees the Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) Certification Program. Over 7600 master’s prepared nurses have earned the CNL credential.
The Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) Certification Program is managed by the Commission on Nurse Certification (CNC), an autonomous arm of AACN, and governed by the CNC Board of Commissioners. CNC recognizes individuals who have demonstrated professional standards and knowledge through CNL certification. CNC promotes life-long learning through CNL renewal requirements. The CNC Board of Commissioners and staff are solely responsible for the policies and administration of the CNL Certification Program.

The Commission on Nurse Certification (CNC) oversees the Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) Certification Program. Over 5,500 nurses have earned the CNL credential.

Mission: CNC Mission: To oversee CNL certification activities in order to assure communities of interest that certificants have met accepted standards of practice.

03/11/2020

Get ready to share on #CNLDay. Take photos of you and your CNL colleagues and post them to Facebook/LinkedIn. Tag @CNCsCNL on your posts. #ClinicalNurseLeader #CertCNL Commission on Nurse Certification Clinical Nurse Leader Association

03/09/2020

CNL Students! This #CNLDay, March 19, share your excitement about taking your nursing career to the next level. Post photos of you in your academic setting as you prepare to come a #CertifiedCNL Clinical Nurse Leader Association American Nurses Association

Learn how to become a Certified #ClinicalNurseLeader! Find answers to your CNL certification questions at https://buff.l...
03/06/2020
Clinical Nurse Leader – Discover the Valuable Impact of the Certified CNL

Learn how to become a Certified #ClinicalNurseLeader! Find answers to your CNL certification questions at https://buff.ly/3cac9wr @CNLatAANC @AACNursing @CNLAssociation. https://buff.ly/2w3gXTV

In celebration of Certified CNL Day, join CNLs as they share how CNL certification has enhanced their ability to deliver improved patient care and how it has helped advance their careers. This is a great opportunity to learn how to become CNL certified.

02/26/2020
I Have the CNL POWER! CNL Faculty Contest Winner

Be inspired! Check videos of the 2019 I Have the CNL Power winners: Mary S. (CNL Faculty Winner), David Wolf (Certified CNL Winner), and Portia Buford-Briggs (CNL Student Winner) and submit your entry today. https://buff.ly/2GcRdqF https://buff.ly/2VAoEJ1

Dr. Mary Stachowiak, DNP, RN, CNL, says she really got her stride in nursing when she became a CNL. The Faculty winner of CNC's "I Have the CNL POWER! " Cont...

Employers: Plan now to recognize your CNLs on Certified #CNLDay, March 19. Downoad CNC ideas on how you can recognize yo...
02/26/2020

Employers: Plan now to recognize your CNLs on Certified #CNLDay, March 19. Downoad CNC ideas on how you can recognize your CNLs http://discovercnls.org/cnl-day #ClinicalNurseLeader #CertifiedCNL #CertCNLDay Clinical Nurse Leader Association American Nurses Association

Gain visibility for your CNL success. Enter the #CNLPower contest and win a chance to post a video testimonial about how...
02/25/2020
I Have the CNL Power! Contest – Clinical Nurse Leader

Gain visibility for your CNL success. Enter the #CNLPower contest and win a chance to post a video testimonial about how you're helping you transform healthcare. Submit your essay by March 6. Get details discovercnls.org/power-contest #ClinicalNurseLeader #CertifiedCNL #CertCNLDay Clinical Nurse Leader Association American Nurses Association

Enter CNC’s “I Have the CNL Power!” Contest and tell the world how your CNL skill set has equipped you with the POWER to improve patient care at your facility. Here is your opportunity to share details of how you and/or your fellow CNLs are helping to transform the health care delivery system.

‪Three great conference days in San Antonio at the 2020 CNL Research Symposium and CNL Summit with over 400 combined reg...
02/22/2020

‪Three great conference days in San Antonio at the 2020 CNL Research Symposium and CNL Summit with over 400 combined registrants. We hope to see you next year! #AACNursing #2020CNLRS @CNLatAACN @AACNursing @CNLAssociation‬

‪The Closing Plenary Session starts at 10:30 am! How CNLs Can Build a Culture to Improve Health Outcomes #AACNursing #20...
02/22/2020

‪The Closing Plenary Session starts at 10:30 am! How CNLs Can Build a Culture to Improve Health Outcomes #AACNursing #2020CNLRS @CNLatAACN @AACNursing @CNLAssociation‬

02/22/2020

We hope you are enjoying today’s Plenary session: The CNL and Population Health: Improving Health Outcomes! #AACNursing #2020CNLRS @CNLatAACN @AACNursing @CNLAssociation

Don’t miss the opportunity to meet with members of CNC’s Board. The session starts at 7:30 am in Room Salon Del Rey! #AA...
02/22/2020

Don’t miss the opportunity to meet with members of CNC’s Board. The session starts at 7:30 am in Room Salon Del Rey! #AACNursing #2020CNLRS @CNLatAACN @AACNursing @CNLAssociation

AACN’s Essentials Update Session starts at 1 pm in room Salon Del Rey! Come hear the latest on updates being made to the...
02/21/2020

AACN’s Essentials Update Session starts at 1 pm in room Salon Del Rey! Come hear the latest on updates being made to the Essentials documents #AACNursing #2020CNLRS @CNLatAACN @AACNursing @CNLAssociation

‪Attn: CNL Summit attendees share your experience at the conference with photos and be sure to use #AACNursing #2020CNLR...
02/21/2020

‪Attn: CNL Summit attendees share your experience at the conference with photos and be sure to use #AACNursing #2020CNLRS @CNLatAACN @AACNursing @CNLAssociation‬

Thanks to Michael Culver for your continued support of the Clinical Nurse Leader Certification Program and your three te...
02/21/2020

Thanks to Michael Culver for your continued support of the Clinical Nurse Leader Certification Program and your three term service on the Clinical Nurse Leader Association’s (CNLA) Board of Directors!

Pursue your personal interest by attending today’s concurrent sessions, exhibits, poster presentations, special forums a...
02/21/2020

Pursue your personal interest by attending today’s concurrent sessions, exhibits, poster presentations, special forums and abstract sessions showcasing a variety of timely topics #2020CNLRS #AACNursing @CNLatAACN @AACNursing @CNLAssociation

Congratulations to the CNL Vanguard Award winner Dr. Veronica Rankin! #2020CNLRS #AACNursing @CNLatAACN @AACNursing @CNL...
02/20/2020

Congratulations to the CNL Vanguard Award winner Dr. Veronica Rankin! #2020CNLRS #AACNursing @CNLatAACN @AACNursing @CNLAssociation

Congratulations to the CNL Educator Award winner Dr. Kris L’Ecuyer! #2020CNLRS #AACNursing @CNLatAACN @AACNursing @CNLAs...
02/20/2020

Congratulations to the CNL Educator Award winner Dr. Kris L’Ecuyer! #2020CNLRS #AACNursing @CNLatAACN @AACNursing @CNLAssociation

‪Congratulations to the CNL Award Honorable Mentions: Dr. Holisa Wharton and Rebecca White! #2020CNLRS #AACNursing @CNLa...
02/20/2020

‪Congratulations to the CNL Award Honorable Mentions: Dr. Holisa Wharton and Rebecca White! #2020CNLRS #AACNursing @CNLatAACN @AACNursing @CNLAssociation‬

Dr. Joan Stanley kicking off the 2020 CNL Summit - Achieving the Next Level of Excellence: In Practice, Education & Care...
02/20/2020

Dr. Joan Stanley kicking off the 2020 CNL Summit - Achieving the Next Level of Excellence: In Practice, Education & Career in San Antonio! #2020CNLRS #AACNursing @CNLatAACN @AACNursing @CNLAssociation

Thanks to all of our speakers, attendees, sponsors, the CNC Board and the Planning Committee for an engaging CNL Researc...
02/20/2020

Thanks to all of our speakers, attendees, sponsors, the CNC Board and the Planning Committee for an engaging CNL Research Symposium. We hope to see you again next year! #2020CNLRS #AACNursing @CNLatAACN @AACNursing @CNLAssociation

Dr. Wesley Richardson, CNC Planning Committee Co-Chair closing out the 2020 CNL Research Symposium in San Antonio! #2020...
02/20/2020

Dr. Wesley Richardson, CNC Planning Committee Co-Chair closing out the 2020 CNL Research Symposium in San Antonio! #2020CNLRS #AACNursing @CNLatAACN @AACNursing @CNLAssociation

Panelists Dr. Kendra Slatton, Patricia Bellohusen and moderator Denise Wienand discussing  CNL Contributions to Health a...
02/20/2020

Panelists Dr. Kendra Slatton, Patricia Bellohusen and moderator Denise Wienand discussing CNL Contributions to Health and Healthcare: Outcomes and Impact #2020CNLRS #AACNursing @CNLatAACN @AACNursing @CNLAssociation

‪Speaker, Dr. Lynn Gallagher Ford presenting on behalf of Dr. Bernadette M. Melnyk on Creating the Value Proposition for...
02/20/2020

‪Speaker, Dr. Lynn Gallagher Ford presenting on behalf of Dr. Bernadette M. Melnyk on Creating the Value Proposition for CNL Projects – A Team Approach and highlighting the current state of healthcare #2020CNLRS #AACNursing @CNLatAACN @AACNursing @CNLAssociation‬

‪Thanks to Dr. Marilyn H. Oermann for introducing the Symposium Keynote speakers! #2020CNLRS #AACNursing @CNLatAACN @AAC...
02/20/2020

‪Thanks to Dr. Marilyn H. Oermann for introducing the Symposium Keynote speakers! #2020CNLRS #AACNursing @CNLatAACN @AACNursing @CNLAssociation‬

Keynote Speaker, Darla Banks Garrett presenting her session entitled, Expanding the CNL Skill Set in the Community #2020...
02/20/2020

Keynote Speaker, Darla Banks Garrett presenting her session entitled, Expanding the CNL Skill Set in the Community #2020CNLRS #AACNursing @CNLatAACN @AACNursing @CNLAssociation

Thanks to our 2020 CNL Research Symposium sponsors: the Journal of Nursing Care Quality and the Clinical Nurse Leader As...
02/20/2020

Thanks to our 2020 CNL Research Symposium sponsors: the Journal of Nursing Care Quality and the Clinical Nurse Leader Association #2020CNLRS #AACNursing @CNLatAACN @AACNursing @CNLAssociation

Dr. Tobie Olsan, CNC Board Chair getting the Symposium started with welcome remarks! #2020CNLRS #AACNursing @CNLatAACN @...
02/20/2020

Dr. Tobie Olsan, CNC Board Chair getting the Symposium started with welcome remarks! #2020CNLRS #AACNursing @CNLatAACN @AACNursing @CNLAssociation

Excited to kick off our CNL Research Symposium – Clinical Nurse Leader Research and Evidence-Based Practice: Transformat...
02/20/2020

Excited to kick off our CNL Research Symposium – Clinical Nurse Leader Research and Evidence-Based Practice: Transformation, Impact & Value. The program begins at 8:15 am in Room Salon Del Rey #2020CNLRS #AACNursing @CNLatAACN @AACNursing @CNLAssociation

CNC looks forward to seeing you at the CNL Research Symposium and Summit starting Feb. 20 at the Hilton Palacio Del Rio ...
02/18/2020

CNC looks forward to seeing you at the CNL Research Symposium and Summit starting Feb. 20 at the Hilton Palacio Del Rio Hotel in San Antonio! Tag yourself if you are attending! #2020CNLRS #AACNursing @CNLatAACN @AACNursing @CNLAssociation

Learn how CNLs are transforming the healthcare delivery system. Check out CNC’s Special #CNLDay Webinar on March 19.The ...
02/17/2020

Learn how CNLs are transforming the healthcare delivery system. Check out CNC’s Special #CNLDay Webinar on March 19.The webinar is free but registration is required. Register today!https://buff.ly/37AdwRy #ClinicalNurseLeader #CertifiedCNL #CertCNLDay Clinical Nurse Leader Association

02/17/2020
2020 Clinical Nurse Leader Summit

Going to the CNL Summit? Come early and attend the CNL Research Symposium. Clinical Nurse Leader Association #ClinicalNurseLeader #2020CNLRS Register here

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Promote the POWER of the CNL. Order your CNL POWER poster in time for Certified #CNLDay. Clinical Nurse Leader Associati...
02/17/2020

Promote the POWER of the CNL. Order your CNL POWER poster in time for Certified #CNLDay. Clinical Nurse Leader Association https://buff.ly/2HjXKzV #ClinicalNurseLeader #CertifiedCNL #CertCNLDay #CNLPower

Spread the love this Valentine’s Day! Show your appreciation to CNLs at your facility, CNL students and faculty!  #Nursi...
02/14/2020

Spread the love this Valentine’s Day! Show your appreciation to CNLs at your facility, CNL students and faculty! #NursingNow #Nursing @AACNNursing @CNLAssociation #ClinicalNurseLeader

Get Your CNL Gear for Certified CNL Day!  Order your Certified CNL lapel pin today so that it arrives in time for Certif...
02/13/2020

Get Your CNL Gear for Certified CNL Day! Order your Certified CNL lapel pin today so that it arrives in time for Certified CNL Day, March 19 https://buff.ly/2HjXKzV #CertCNLDay #NursingNow #Nursing @CNLatAACN @AACNNursing @CNLAssociation #ClinicalNurseLeader

Start Planning Your Certified CNL Day Activities.  Download the toolkit! https://buff.ly/2SGP8IJ  #CertCNLDay #NursingNo...
02/13/2020

Start Planning Your Certified CNL Day Activities. Download the toolkit! https://buff.ly/2SGP8IJ #CertCNLDay #NursingNow #Nursing @CNLatAACN @AACNNursing @CNLAssociation #ClinicalNurseLeader

Enter CNC's  "I Have the CNL POWER!" contest and share how you transform healthcare delivery at your facility. Deadline ...
02/07/2020
I Have the CNL Power! Contest – Clinical Nurse Leader

Enter CNC's "I Have the CNL POWER!" contest and share how you transform healthcare delivery at your facility. Deadline to enter is Mar. 6. https://buff.ly/2OwdUtV #CNLPOWER #CertCNLDay #NursingNow #Nursing @AACNursing @CNLAssociation #ClinicalNurseLeader

Enter CNC’s “I Have the CNL Power!” Contest and tell the world how your CNL skill set has equipped you with the POWER to improve patient care at your facility. Here is your opportunity to share details of how you and/or your fellow CNLs are helping to transform the health care delivery system.

02/07/2020
2020 CNL Research Symposium

It's not too late to register for the CNL Research Symposium! Join CNC in San Antonio, Feb 20. Register at https://buff.ly/2S5jDca #2020CNLRS @AACNNursing @CNLAssociation #ClinicalNurseLeader

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CNC's office will be closed beginning November 28th through November 29th. We will re-open on Monday, December 2nd.On be...
11/26/2019

CNC's office will be closed beginning November 28th through November 29th. We will re-open on Monday, December 2nd.
On behalf of the CNC Board of Commissioners and CNC Staff, we wish you a Happy Thanksgiving Holiday!

Join the Commission on Nurse Certification in congratulating three certified Clinical Nurse Leaders recognized as 2019 N...
11/15/2019

Join the Commission on Nurse Certification in congratulating three certified Clinical Nurse Leaders recognized as 2019 New Fellows of the American Academy of Nursing: Dr. Annette Bourgault, Lauran J. Hardin and Dr. Meg Zomorodi.

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) and the Commission on Nurse Certification (CNC) are now accepting...
09/26/2019

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) and the Commission on Nurse Certification (CNC) are now accepting applications for the 2020 CNL Educator Award and the 2020 CNL Vanguard Award. The recipients will be recognized at the CNL Summit, February 20-22, 2020 at the Hilton Palacio Del Rio Hotel in San Antonio, TX. The submission deadline for each award is November 8, 2019: https://www.aacnnursing.org/Membership/Awards

CNC's office will be closed beginning at 3 pm Eastern, July 3rd through July 5th. We will re-open on Monday, July 8th.Ha...
07/03/2019

CNC's office will be closed beginning at 3 pm Eastern, July 3rd through July 5th. We will re-open on Monday, July 8th.
Happy Independence Day Holiday!

Celebrating Nurses Week! Thank and tag a CNL in the comments below.
05/08/2019

Celebrating Nurses Week! Thank and tag a CNL in the comments below.

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