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The CNL Community

The CNL Community is an online discussion board hosted by the Commission on Nurse Certification (CNC) and it is designed for students and graduates of CNL education programs, CNL faculty, practicing CNLs and champions/supporters of the Clinical Nurse Leader. The CNL Community provides a forum to share information and resources, learn about innovative practices and patient outcomes, and network with peers.

We encourage you to log in and participate on The CNL Community, post questions and network. 

Accessing the CNL Community is easy!

  1. Log into the CNC Portal.
    NOTE: If you don’t have an account, click on Create an Account. If you don’t remember your password, click on Reset Password.
  2. Once you have logged in, look under the “CNL Community” tab and click on “View CNL Community
  3. Click on the Forum that you want to join. You will be able to select your preferred topics of discussion and subscribe to them.
  4. You can post a reply to a topic and create a new topic under each of the forums listed.


For assistance with accessing The CNL Community or for technical support, contact CNC Staff at