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CNL Online Community

The CNL Community, an online discussion board hosted by AACN and CNC, is designed for students and graduates of CNL education programs, and practicing CNLs. The CNL Community provides a forum to share information and resources, learn about innovative practices and patient outcomes, and network with peers.

CNL students, CNL graduates, and practicing CNLs may log into The CNL Community by using the following temporary log-in ID and passcode for first-time log in only (case sensitive):

NOTE: CNL faculty and education partners should not register with The CNL Community but with CNC’s discussion board available on the CNL Nurses Lounge.


Login ID: CNL
Temporary Password: AACNCNC

Upon entering the site for the first time, you will be prompted to create a new, unique ID and password once you have completed the registration process. We suggest using your e-mail address as your login ID. Try to choose a password that you will be able to remember. 


For assistance logging into The CNL Community or for other technical support, please contact Administrative Assistant Sean Holloway at

For general information about The CNL Community, contact Shantal Hall, CNC’s Director, at or 202-463-6930, x242.