CNL & CNC News
MAY 10, 2013
CNC Offers Job Bank Registration Discount
CNC is offering a discounted rate of $99 to post positions with the CNL Job Bank. Go to the CNL Job Bank for more information. Offer expires August 30, 2013.
APRIL 11, 2013
CNL Chat Room Session Transcript Now Available
A transcript of CNC’s CNL chat room discussion on March 25, 2013 is now available on The CNL Community, the CNL online discussion board for CNL students and graduates. Students, CNLs, and CNC staff participated in the 1 ½ hour exchange. Topics discussed included the CNL Certification Exam format, exam resources, passing rate, and much, much more. For instruction how to on access the transcript, click here.
MARCH 1, 2013
CNC Announces Proctor Policy Change
The Commission on Nurse Certification (CNC) has announced that effective July 1, 2013, faculty, and/or instructors (or anyone with a perceived conflict of interest) of CNL education programs may not serve as proctors for the CNL Certification Exam. The purpose for the policy change is to avoid a perceived conflict of interest and to comply with national certification program accreditation standards. Each proctor in compliance with all CNL Certification Exam policies and procedures will be paid $50 for their service during the applicable testing period. To receive payment, proctors must submit a W-9 form to CNC (complete the W-9 using the mailing address on file with the IRS). A check will be mailed to the proctor approximately 45 days after the testing period. For more information, contact Tracy Lofty, CNC’s Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (202) 463-6930, ext. 242.
FEBRUARY 25, 2013
CNC to Host CNL Certification Exam Chat Room
The Commission on Nurse Certification (CNC) is hosting an online CNL Certification Exam chat room! Join the chat room of The CNL Community, AACN’s online discussion board, to participate in an exchange of information on March 25 from 1:00-2:30 pm (EST). This is a great opportunity for you to post questions to your colleagues prior to the CNL Certification Exam. The session is intended for you to connect with CNL students, CNLs, and CNC staff. For more information on how to join the chat click here.
FEBRUARY 21, 2013
Cut Score Study of the CNL Certification Exam
The Commission on Nurse Certification (CNC), in collaboration with Schroeder Measurement Technologies, Inc. and CNL subject matter experts, is currently updating items for the CNL Certification Exam. To ensure that the updated exam meets national certification standards, a cut-score study must be conducted. Subject matter experts in collaboration with the testing agency will participate in the study to determine a passing score that reflects the minimal competency of a CNL. Consequently, there will be a delay in all exam score results and pass/fail notices from the April 1-May 24, 2013 CNL Certification Exam period. Those taking the exam from April 1 to May 24 will receive their pass/fail results via email by June 24, 2013. It is extremely important that all examinees include an accurate primary email address on their CNL Certification Application. Successful candidates will receive an email notification of passing only – a score and diagnostic score report will not be provided to the candidate. Unsuccessful candidates will receive an email notification of failing the exam along with the score and diagnostic score report. CNC regrets the delay in the exam results. Originally, the study would have been completed with those registered the first week of April. Unfortunately, the majority of those testing registered for a later date, and a minimum number of examinees is required for the study.
Hosted by CNC and GNSA
October 1, 2013
(Online Discussion Board)