CNLA Member wins 2021 AMSN Clinical Practice Award

May 2021

The Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN) has awarded its 2021 Clinical Practice Award to CNLA member, Ms. Jessy Cherukunnathu, MSN, RN, CNL, CMSRN. Ms. Cherukunnathu is a Clinical Nurse Leader within the North Texas VA Healthcare System.  Her work in improving outcomes for the Veteran population exemplifies the attributes that define high quality nursing care. Ms. Cherukunnathu acknowledges the exceptional work and the collaborative relationships of her fellow Dallas VA Medical Center’s nurses, nursing assistants, and nursing leadership when receiving this award.

The AMSN has awarded Ms. Cherukunnathu with complimentary registration to the AMSN convention and an honorarium. The AMSN will present the award during its 30th annual convention in September 2021.

2021 AMSN Clinical Practice Award Ceremony

Great work, Jessy!




Congratulations to the new members of the Commission on Nurse Certification (CNC) Board of Commissioners and the CNC new Committee Members!

Board of Commissioners (new members as of July 1, 2021)

Jackie Barber, EdD, MSN, RN, CNL, CNS
Cathy Coleman, DNP, MSN, RN, CNL, CPHQ































New Committee Members (as of July 1, 2021)

Sorayah Bourenane, MSN, RN, CNL, CEN (Marketing Committee)
Victor Bench, DNP, CRNP, CNL (Item Writer Committee)
Heather Moore, DNP, MSN, BSN, RN, CNL (Item Writer Committee)
Katherine Nothnagel, MSN, RN, CNL (Item Writer Committee)
Rachel Onello, PhD, RN, CNL, CHSE, CNE (Item Writer Committee)
Gudrun Reiter-Hiltebrand, MSN, RN, CNL, CPLC, RNC-NIC, C-ELBW (Item Writer Committee)

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