CNLA provides a wealth of enlightening and engaging professional development opportunities for CNLs. We offer a variety of avenues to advance your CNL career from information on how to become a Certified CNL to resources on CNL Renewal.

Don’t forget to apply for the 2017 CNLA Research and Evidence-Based Practice Scholarship. The deadline of January 13, 2017 is quickly approaching so don’t delay, submit an application today!!

Role of the CNL

The Education and Role of the Clinical Nurse Leader Nursing education and the profession have an unparalleled opportunity and capability to address the critical issues that face the nation's current health care system. The Clinical Nurse Leader Association (CNLA), representing baccalaureate and graduate schools of nursing, in collaboration with other health care organizations and disciplines,...

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CNL Renewal

Practicing CNLs must remain current on CNL trends and practices as well as relevant healthcare issues. Consequently, CNLs are required to renew certification every five years prior to December 31st the year of their CNL certification expiration date. CNL Renewal is obtained through the Commission on Nurse Certification (CNC). Renewal applications may be submitted any...

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Continuing Education Units

Accelerate Your Career! Upcoming CEU Webinars » CNLA Fall Conference 2016 - September 24-27, 2016

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Implementing the CNL Role

Implement the CNL Role in Your Facility The CNL role can be implemented in virtually every type of medical facility—hospitals, nursing homes, medical offices, etc. The American Association of Colleges of Nursing provides insightful information on implementation models and curriculum for various healthcare settings and educational environments.

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Webinar and Teleconference Archives

March 26, 2014 Improving Patient Outcomes through Medication Education and Avoidance of Alarm Fatigueby Shaden Mustafa, MSN, RN, CNL, Cara Abitante, MSN, RN, CNL and Virginia Clerkin, DHEN, MSN, RN, CNL February 26, 2014Budgeting and Finance for the CNL - Part 2by Jane Gannon, DNP, CNM, CNL December 18, 2013Budgeting and Finance for the CNL...

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CNL Practicum Examples

A Clinical Nurse Leader Initiative to Improve Flow, Patient Outcomes, and the Environment for the Patient Being Ruled Out for Clostridium Difficile In January 2008, an interdisciplinary team that focuses on patient flow within the hospital noted that when census increased there were a high number of patients on precautions blocking beds. As a member...

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Become a Certified CNL

Become a Certified CNL The Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) certification is obtained through the Commission on Nurse Certification (CNC), an autonomous arm of Association of American Colleges of Nursing (AACN). To be considered for CNL certification, a candidate must meet the following requirements: Registered Nurse licensure Candidates currently being disciplined by a state nursing board...

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Career Opportunities

CNLA provides the following job listing as a courtesy to CNLA members. We do not have additional information on these vacancies. Please direct all inquiries to the agency recruitment personnel. Hot off the Press- Exciting new Career Opportunity for 2 CNLsCurrently SLUCare Physician Group has 2 positions open and both are a prefect fit for...

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