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CNL Certification Exam Review Modules

The modules were created for those seeking to prepare for the CNL Certification Examination, practicing CNLs renewing certification through continuing education units (CEUs), and others seeking nursing continuing professional development opportunities. 

17 CHAPTERS    |   6 MODULES    |   18 CEUS

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CNL Exam Review Course | $399

Purchase all six CNL Exam Review Modules for $399*, an overall savings of $81.

*Special Discount for 2021 CNL Summit Attendees
CNL Summit attendees will receive a special discounted price of $299. No code required. 


Institutional License | $3500

Redeem up to 25 complimentary registrations for the CNL Exam Review Course with the purchase of an Institutional License.

Anyone with a My AACN account may purchase an Institutional License.  Before purchasing a License, you will be asked to select the institution to which the License will be assigned. If you cannot find your institution, please contact AACN

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Redeeming Your Complimentary Registrations

When you purchase an Institutional License, your order confirmation will include user instructions and a registration link. Until all registrations included with the purchase of your Institutional License have been redeemed, students, faculty, and other affiliates of your chosen institution will automatically be eligible to redeem complimentary registrations for the CNL Exam Review Course at that link.

To be counted as an affiliate of an institution, prior to registering a course taker must Create an AACN Account or Update Their Member Profile to ensure they are linked to the correct institution.

Your Institutional License does not have a set expiration date, and the included registrations may be redeemed at any time while the current CNL Exam Review Course is being offered.

Individual Modules | $80

Click on the modules below for more details and to purchase individually. 

Module 1: Nursing Leadership I

  • Implementation of the CNL Role [1 CE]
  • Patient Assessment [2 CEs]
  • Ethics [1 CE]

Module 2: Nursing Leadership II

  • Horizontal Leadership [1 CE]
  • Healthcare Advocacy [1 CE]
  • Lateral Integration of Care Services [1 CE]

Moudle 3: Clinical Outcomes Management

  • Illness/Disease Management [1 CE]
  • Health Promotion & Disease Prevention [1 CE]
  • Healthcare Policy [1 CE]

Module 4: Care Environment Management I

  • Knowledge Management [1 CE]
  • Quality Improvement & Safety [ 1 CE]
  • Evidence-Based Practice [1 CE]

Module 5: Care Environment Management II

  • Healthcare Finance and Economics [1 CE]
  • Healthcare Informatics [1 CE]

Module 6: Care Environment Management III

  • Healthcare Systems/Organizations [1 CE]
  • Interprofessional Communication and Collaboration [1 CE]
  • Team Coordination [1 CE]

DisclaimerAACN's CNL Certification Exam Review Course page is independent of the CNC's CNL Certification Program. The CNL Certification Program is governed by the Commission on Nurse Certification (CNC), the autonomous certifying arm of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. The CNC Board of Commissioners and CNC staff are not involved in the development of any preparatory resource, and no preparatory resource is endorsed by the CNC nor is a prerequisite to earn the CNL certification. The CNC and its staff is solely responsible for the policies and administration of the CNL Certification Program. 


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