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APRIL 29, 2015
CNL Exam Cut Score
CNL subject matter experts, along with CNC's testing vendor, completed the item writing workshop and approved a new form for the CNL Certification Exam on April 23, 2015. The new exam is comprised of 140 questions, of which 130 are scored. The cut score (passing score), effective immediately, for the exam is 88. Learn more about the CNL Exam Cut Score by clicking here

MARCH 18, 2015
Taking the CNL Global!
Healthcare providers from Kyoto University in Japan (in collaboration with Saint Anthony Medical Center in Rockford, IL) visit Mercy Health Saint Mary's to learn about the CNL Role. Dr. Asako Katsumata of Saint Anthony Medical Center and Dr. Kazuko Nin have been instrumental in developing this initiative. For more information about this exciting program, click here.

MARCH 13, 2015
Celebrate Certified Clinical Nurse Leader Day on March 19th!
Join the Commission on Nurse Certification (CNC) in celebrating Certified CNL® Day on March 19, 2015!  Certified CNL® Day spreads awareness to recognize our certified Clinical Nurse Leaders and provide employers with an opportunity to extend their appreciation to their certified CNL staff! Visit the Certified CNL Day web page for additional resources and tools.

OCTOBER 14, 2014
CNC Welcomes New Director
AACN is pleased to announce the new Certification Director for the Commission on Nurse Certification, Shantal Hall effective October 15, 2014. Ms. Hall has over ten years of experience managing professional certification programs. She is the former Director of Education for the School Nutrition Association (SNA) and joined SNA in October 2007. Ms. Hall managed SNA's Certificate and Credentialing Program, the Annual National Conference Call for Proposals and Education Sessions, the Keys to Excellence Standards and Benchmarking Program, Industry Boot Camp, SNA's Georgetown Executive Management Program, the School Nutrition University (SNU) online course platform, and the internship program. She has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems from Marymount University in Arlington, VA and is a member of ASAE and ICE.

SEPTEMBER 25, 2014
CNC’s Executive Director Tracy Lofty to Become Executive Director for IBHRE
AACN congratulates Tracy Lofty, CNC’s Executive Director, for accepting the Executive Director position for the International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners (IBHRE), effective September 29, 2014. IBHRE is a self-governing, affiliate organization of the Heart Rhythm Society that provides competency certification in the fields of cardiac electrophysiology and cardiac rhythm device therapy. Click here for more information.

AUGUST 29, 2014
Now Accepting Applications for the 2015 CNL Vanguard Awards
AACN and CNC are currently accepting applications for the CNL Vanguard Award and for the first CNL Educator Vanguard Award. The deadline to apply is October 1, 2014. Click here for more information.

MAY 19, 2014
CNL Certification Overview YouTube Video
The Commission on Nurse Certification (CNC) has added another video to its Clinical Nurse Leader Channel on YouTube. The second video, Overview of CNL® Certification Program, explains CNL Certification Exam eligibility and renewal requirements. To view, click here.

MAY 12, 2014
Summer Discount for the CNL Job Bank Postings
CNC is offering discounted rate of $99 for employers and recruiters to post positions with the CNL Job Bank. Positions are posted for two months. Offer expires August 30, 2014. Visit the CNL Job Bank for more information.

APRIL 22, 2014

CNL Certification Exam Review Course Now Available
AACN is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the only comprehensive online review course that reflects the content outline of the CNL Certification Exam. Developed by practicing CNLs and academicians, the course will be offered in 12 modules and may be used by individuals preparing for CNL certification or by other healthcare professionals seeking contact hours. To access and register for the review courses or individual modules, click here.

APRIL 10, 2014
Webinar Recording Now Available!
Marketing Yourself as a CNL: Passport to Success
If you have earned the CNL credential or are considering earning the credential, attend this Webinar to learn strategies to market your unique knowledge and skillset. For more information, click here.

MARCH 13, 2014
Certified Nurses Are Everywhere National PSA Campaign & CNC
The Commission on Nurse Certification (CNC) is on the list of certifying organizations promoting the Certified Nurses Are Everywhere PSA National Campaign. For more information and to view PSA, click here.

FEBRUARY 24, 2014
Celebrate being a CNL on March 19, 2014
March 19, 2014 has been designated as Certified Nurses Day. Click here to order a CNL lapel pin. Other promotional material can be found at www.aacn.nche.edu/cnl/employer-resources.

JANUARY 24, 2014
CNC Granted Accreditation from the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCAA)
On January 16, 2014 the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) granted accreditation to the Commission on Nurse Certification (CNC) and the CNL Certification Program for demonstrating compliance with the NCCA Standards for the Accreditation of Certification Programs. Click here for more information.

JANUARY 15, 2014
CNC Launches New Video on YouTube
The Commission on Nurse Certification (CNC) has launched the Clinical Nurse Leader Channel on YouTube. To view the first video, Defining the Certified Clinical Nurse Leader, go to  www.youtube.com/clinicalnurseleader.

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