Clinical Leadership & Care Environment Modules


Learning Modules Beneficial for Graduate Nursing Students and Professionals

These six modules cover foundational nursing concepts applicable to various certification examinations and were designed for graduate nursing students and those seeking professional development opportunities.

Key Features

Content: Each module covers essential nursing topics, ensuring a thorough understanding of leadership and the care environment. These modules are invaluable learning tools, covering various Essentials Level 2 Competencies.

Certification Exam Relevance: Aligned with the content specifications of the CNL exam, these modules provide focused preparation tailored to CNL certification. 

Flexible Learning: With 17 chapters across all six modules, learners can engage with the material at their own pace, tailoring their study approach.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs): Completion of all six modules provides 18 CEUs, supporting ongoing professional development and maintaining licensure.


Nursing Leadership I

  • Patient Assessment
  • Ethics

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Care Environment Management I

  • Knowledge Management
  • Quality Improvement & Safety
  • Evidence-based Practice

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Nursing Leadership II

  • Horizontal Leadership
  • Healthcare Advocacy
  • Lateral Integration of Care Services

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Care Environment Management II

  • Healthcare Finance and Economics
  • Healthcare Informatics

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Clinical Outcomes Management

  • Illness/Disease Management
  • Health Promotion & Disease Prevention
  • Healthcare Policy

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Care Environment Management III

  • Healthcare Systems/Organizations
  • Interprofessional Communication and Collaboration
  • Team Coordination

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Pricing and CE Credit

Individual Modules | $80 | Click View Module Above to Purchase

All 6 Modules | $399  | Purchase All 6 Modules

Continuing Education Units

AACN is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Eligible attendees may receive Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for Nursing Continuing Professional Development (NCPD) for participating in the self-paced CNL certification review modules course.