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Learning Modules

There are a variety of modules offering instruction to faculty and student audiences. With these modules we hope to impart innovation and excellence in academic nursing. 

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. 


For more information and additional assistance, contact AACN's Administrative Assistant, Sean Holloway at

Leadership Education Modules

Sharpen your leadership skills using AACN's Leadership Education Modules, an on-demand series designed exclusively for aspiring leaders, including faculty and graduate students. Modules will enrich your understanding of key principles and practices needed for leaders to succeed in the academic arena.

AACN has developed this series in conjunction with seasoned experts who offer guidance and practical strategies on how to navigate real-world challenges and amplify your effectiveness. Content is designed to stimulate fresh thinking and provide solutions to some of your most pressing challenges.

Modules may be taken individually or embedded into nursing curricula with a focus on leadership development.

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The Leadership Education Modules cover the following areas:

Modules are $75 each. By completing all 4 modules, you are eligible to receive 11.5 continuing education credits.

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If you have questions about the new Leadership Education Modules or other AACN LEADS programs, contact Dr. Cynthia Leaver at

QSEN Modules

These cutting edge, interactive learning modules are available to all nurse faculty and students in entry-level and graduate-level registered nursing programs and can be accessed through AACN’s collaboration community. Faculty will have the opportunity to earn American Nurses Credentialing Center contact hours for each QSEN competency learning module.
Background: Between 2010 and 2014, AACN led a faculty development effort linked to the national QSEN initiative funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. To build on AACN’s commitment to further disseminate the QSEN teaching strategies, AACN is launching thirteen web-based learning modules focused on six core competencies: 

Undergraduate QSEN Learning Modules

  • Patient-centered care
  • Teamwork and collaboration
  • Evidence-based practice (EBP)
  • Quality improvement (QI)
  • Safety
  • Informatics

Graduate QSEN Learning Modules

  • Patient-centered care
  • Teamwork and collaboration
  • Evidence-based practice (EBP)
  • Quality improvement (QI)
  • Safety
  • Informatics

Access the QSEN modules below with the following credentials:

Visit QSEN Module Website
Password: AACNQSEN

Please note that you will be asked to create a new password after you login in for the first time.




For more information and additional assistance, please contact Online Learning Coordinator Sean Holloway at