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Clinical Nurse Leader

certifying organization info

American Association of Colleges of Nursing.
Clinical Nurse Leader
One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530 Washington
DC 20036


The CNL is an advanced generalist clinician with education at the master's or post-master's level in a formal CNL education program. Graduate education is necessary because the CNL must bring a high level of clinical competence and knowledge to the point of care and serve as a resource for the nursing team.

Clinical Nurse Leader Website


Work Experience Required? No

Oral or Written Exam Required? Yes

Renewal Required? Every 5 Year(s)

Renew through Continuing Educational Units(CEU)? Yes

Renew through Re-Examination? No

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