• As healthcare has become more complex, it is increasingly vital to assure the public that healthcare professionals are competent. Individual State Registered Nurses (RN) licensure measures entry-level competence only; and, in so doing, provides legal authority for an individual to practice nursing. It is the minimal professional practice standard.
    Certification, on the other hand, is a formal recognition that validates knowledge, experience, skills and clinical judgement 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.
    The CNLCP® Certification Board is a separately incorporated entity that facilitates consumer health and safety through credentialing/certification of nurse life care planners. It ensures that their practice is consistent with established standards of excellence in the development and defense of the life care planning document.
    Similar to consumers knowing to seek out certification status within other professions (e.g., pharmacists, attorneys), certification within the field of nurse life care planning has become an important indicator that a certified nurse is not only licensed by their State to practice nursing, but is one who is qualified, competent and has met rigorous requirements in the achievement of the CNLCP® credential.

Are you ready to expand upon your nursing career?

Get in touch with the CNLCP® Certification Board and inquire how becoming a Certified Nurse Life Care Planner can take your nursing career in a new direction.

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