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CNL Certification Exam Review Course Now Available

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (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. With each module, you will have 24/7 access. Successful completion will require reviewing the entire presentation, passing an assessment, and completing an evaluation.

Individual courses include:

  • Advanced Assessment: Physical Assessment, Clinical Assessment and Pharmacology
  • Evidence-based Practice
  • Healthcare Advocacy and Lateral Integration of Care Services
  • Healthcare Finance and Quality Improvement
  • Healthcare Policy
  • Healthcare Systems and Healthcare Informatics
  • Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Management
  • Horizontal Leadership and Interdisciplinary Communication and Collaboration Skills
  • Illness and Disease Management
  • Integration of the CNL Role
  • Knowledge and Data Management
  • Team Coordination and Ethics

The complete CNL Certification Exam Review Courses may be purchased for $279 or modules may be purchased separately for $59.

Access and register for the review courses or individual modules.

Special Note to Schools of Nursing: Institutions may purchase a license for $2,500, which allows up to 20 users to complete the entire exam review course. For more details on license information, click here.

Disclaimer: The CNL Certification Exam Review Course is independent of the CNL Certification Program. The CNL Certification Program is governed by the CNC Board of Commissioners (CNCBOC), an autonomous certifying body of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. The CNCBOC and CNC staff are not involved in the development of any preparatory resource, and no preparatory resource is endorsed by the CNCBOC nor is a prerequisite to earn the CNL. The CNCBOC and its staff is solely responsible for the policies and administration of the CNL Program. To learn more about the CNL certification email