Certification is a formal recognition that validates knowledge, experience, skills and clinical judgment within a specific nursing specialty; and, as such, is reflective of a more stringent professional practice standard. It reflects achievement of proficiency beyond basic licensure.
Certification by examination affords the Registered Nurse with a current, unrestricted license, or its equivalent in other countries, for at least the past three years; and, a minimum of two years full time paid professional experience in a role that utilizes the nursing process in assessing an individual’s long term/lifetime treatment needs and costs across the continuum of care, the opportunity to take the CNLCP® examination. Additional continuing education and/or life care planning experience is required.
It is the policy and intent of CNLCP® CB Members and Staff to comply with all applicable laws that prohibit discrimination in employment or service provision. No individual shall be excluded from the opportunity to participate in the CNLCP® program on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, and gender identity or any other protected characteristic.