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Published September 19, 2017

AACN and the Commission on Nurse Certification (CNC) are now accepting nominations for the 2018 CNL Educator Award and the CNL Vanguard Award. 

CNL Vanguard Award

The CNL Vanguard Award recognizes a certified CNL for innovative and outstanding professional performance and advocacy of the CNL skill set. In addition, the award promotes the contributions of the CNL in transforming health care. View eligibility and nomination process

CNL Educator Award

The CNL Educator Award recognizes a CNL faculty member or program director for innovative and outstanding preparation and advocacy of CNLs. In addition, the award promotes the contributions of the CNL faculty member in transforming nursing education and promoting innovation in both academia and practice.  View eligibility and nomination process

Presentation of Awards

The 2018 recipients will be recognized at the CNL Summit, which will be held February 21-23, 2018 in Anaheim, CA.  The award recipients will receive a complimentary registration and a $500 award to attend the 2018 CNL Summit and Research Symposium, a commemorative award, and a CNL lapel pin. 

Applications must be received by CNC by November 10, 2017.

Contact Shantal Hall, CNC’s Director, at shall@aacnnursing or Dr. Joan Stanley, AACN’s Chief Academic Officer, at  



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