Clinical Nurse Leader Certification Overview
What is CNL Certification?
Certification is a process by which a non-governmental agency validates an individual nurse’s qualifications for practice based on pre-defined standards. The purpose of the CNL Certification is to create a unique credential for graduates of master's and post-master's CNL programs. Candidates who meet all eligibility requirements and pass the CNL Certification Examination will earn the credential of “CNL”.
The CNL certification is based upon a national standard of requisite knowledge and experiences, thereby assisting employers, the public and members of the health professions in the assessment of a CNL.
Graduate education is necessary because the CNL must bring a high level of clinical competence and knowledge to the point of care and serve as a resource for the nursing team.
Question? Contact CNC’s Staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.