CNL Certification Exam


CNL Certification Exam

 

This YouTube video outlines the CNL Certification process: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5gvoz0u1r0

 

We highly encourage you to take the CNL certification exam. Professional certification is a prestigious standard that will promote your career and allow you to use the credentials ‘CNL’. National certification is highly valued in our profession and should be included on your resume/CV. In addition, many institutions offer financial incentive to certified nurses.

 

Augusta University’s goal is to have an 80% certification rate for graduates of the MSN Clinical Nurse Leader program. Have a look at the CNL certified nurses in Georgia…let’s make that number grow! http://www.aacn.nche.edu/cnl/publications-resources (look under CNL Directory, CNLs listed by State). 

 

Official CNL Cert Exam website http://www.aacn.nche.edu/cnl/certification/app-documents 

 

Exam Format: 100% Multiple choice

Exam Fee: $345

 

Re-certification http://www.aacn.nche.edu/cnl/certification/recertification

 

The Augusta University Summerville Testing Center is an approved testing center for the CNL exam and is offering the exam on the following dates:

 

Testing Date: Registration Deadline: Testing Time:
November 27, 2017 October 27, 2017 8:30AM
February 9, 2018 December 11, 2017 8:30AM
May 14, 2018 March 16, 2018 8:30AM

 

 

All exams will take place from 0900-1200 in the Augusta University Summerville Campus testing center, Augusta, GA (previously ASU). 

Phone: 706-737-1469

 

Augusta University Summerville Campus testing center: Drive up Walton Way, turn into the main Summerville campus entrance (circle with fountain). Drive around the circle and take the second exit on the right (right past University Hall). Galloway Hall (the testing center) will be located on your left. You can park in any unmarked parking spot once you have obtained a visitor parking pass. To obtain a visitor parking pass, please visit Parking and Transportation Services located in the Public Safety Building on the Summerville Campus. An information booth is located in the lobby of Galloway hall.

 

If you are interested in taking the CNL exam at another location, you can find a testing center by following this link: http://www.aacn.nche.edu/cnl/certification/exam-dates-fees

 

Application Process:

  • Online application through CNC. Payment is submitted directly to CNC.
  • School of nursing verification form is NOT required if testing at Augusta University.
  • CNL Standards of Conduct
  • CNL Education Documentation Form* (attached to email). This form has been pre-filled, but you must complete the following sections:
    1. Part I: personal contact information
    2. #5: complete the last part about the institution and type of unit where you completed your practicum. Please identify the patient population if the name of the unit does not clearly describe this. i.e. medical oncology
    3. Date of program completion
    • Return this form to me by email, mail, or fax for program director’s signature. We will email the completed form directly to CNC if you have completed your sections as described above.

 

*This is the only part of the application process that the Augusta University CNL Program is involved with. If you have questions about other forms, payment, changing exam dates or locations, please contact CNC directly.

 

QUESTIONS? Contact the Commission on Nurse Certification.

Telephone:  202-463-6930, ext. 226 or ext. 242; e-mail: cnl@aacn.nche.edu

 

If you are sending the education documentation form by mail or fax, our information is below:

 

Augusta University, College of Nursing
c/o Emily Holsey EC-5507
987 St Sebastian Way
Augusta, GA 30912
Fax 706-721-1878

 


Study Resources 

  • CNL Certification Review Course

http://www.aacn.nche.edu/cnl/cnl-certification-exam-review-course

  • Self-Assessment Exam (sample multiple choice exam which provides rationales)

http://www.aacn.nche.edu/cnl/publications-resources/self-assessment-exam.

  • Additional review materials can also be located through the Publications/Resources link.

http://www.aacn.nche.edu/cnl/publications-resources

  • Harris, J. & Roussel, L. (2010). Initiating and sustaining the Clinical Nurse Leader role: A practical guide. Sudbury, MA: Jones and Barlett Publishers.
  • King, C. & Gerard, S. (2013). Clinical Nurse Leader certification review. New York:  Springer Publishing Company. ISBN-10: 0826171176 | ISBN-13: 978-0826171177. You can have a “look inside” on the Amazon website.