Broaden Your Career Path

The CNL role offers a rewarding career path for nursing students and CNLA is just the place for you to get started.

Become a CNLA Student Member and explore the exciting career path of a Clinical Nurse Leader.  CNLA offers great career development opportunities including, mentoring, job shadowing, career planning and networking.

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Job Shadowing

Career Tools: Job Shadowing Job shadowing is an excellent way for nursing students to explore their future career and to see how the skills they are learning relate to work. It is also a great way for a mentor to bond with his/her mentee and show what the role of a CNL is really like....

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CNLA Mentor Program

As a nursing student, you undoubtedly have many questions about your future profession. What's it like working in a healthcare facility? What will my daily routine be like? How does the CNL role differ from other certified nursing roles? After graduation, what steps do I take to get certified as a CNL? These are all...

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