Achieving certification in nurse life care planning gave me the confidence to start an independent practice and is an indicator to others that not only am I licensed to practice as a registered nurse, but I have also met rigorous requirements in order to achieve the CNLCP® credential.
The CNLCP® Certification Board directs the certification program for nurse life care planners. This allows an RN to utilize the designation of CNLCP®; and, promotes the specialty of the nurse life care planners’ professional practice and role.
The policies and procedures used by the Certified Nurse Life Care Planner (CNLCP® ) Certification Board to construct and review items and examination forms for the CNLCP® examination are consistent with guidelines recommended by the American Educational Research Association, the American Psychological Association, and the National Council on Measurement in Education (AERA, APA, NCME; 2014) as well as other industry standards such as: Standards for the Accreditation of Certification Programs (National Commission for Certifying Agencies, 2014) and Conformity assessment — General requirements for bodies operating certification of persons (ISO/IEC 17024).
The Certified Nurse Life Care Planner (CNLCP®) Certification Board, incorporated in 2009 as a separate non-profit entity, collaborates with the American Association of Nurse Life Care Planners (AANLCP®) Executive Board.