AONL’s revised Certified Nurse Manager and Leader (CNML®) and Certified in Executive Nursing Practice (CENP®) exams will be released this November. To introduce the revised exams, we will offer a 50% discount to anyone who takes the CNML exam November 1 – December 31, 2023 or the CENP exam November 15 – December 31, 2023. Please use CNML50 or CENP50 in the discount field at time of purchase. For further details on the revised exams please visit the exam FAQs.
Evaluate your preparedness for the CENP exam
The exam is based on the AONL Nurse Executive Competencies™ of communication and relationship building; knowledge of the health care environment; professionalism; business skills and leadership. The following are suggested steps and resources to assist you in your preparation.
Recommended Resources & Tools
CENP Candidate HandbookDetermine your eligibility with the CENP candidate handbook. The handbook outlines types of questions on the CENP exams. Learn the five competency areas based on the exam: communication and relationship building; knowledge of the health care environment; professionalism; business skills and leadership.
CENP Practice ExamBuilt as a preparation tool for the exam, the CENP practice exam will give you a greater understanding of the CENP Exam. AONL members receive a discounted member rate.
CENP Essentials Review CourseThis one day course assists participants in preparing for the CENP exam through a review of the AONL Nurse Executive Competencies ™ and practical application of the competencies. Intended to be an opportunity to integrate concepts with experience, honing your critical thinking abilities in preparation for the exam.
Testing Center LocationsThe CENP Certification exam has testing locations across the United States and globe. Search for the nearest testing center for the CENP Certification exam.
Nurse Executive Examination Reading List
The Nurse Executive Examination Reading List can then help you identify pertinent literature and resources in those areas where you feel you need additional aid in your studies.
The American Organization for Nursing Leadership (AONL) is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. AONL is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 15740.
Use of these or any other course(s)/material(s) does not imply eligibility for certification or successful performance on any certification exam, nor is it a requirement to qualify for individual certification. These course(s)/material(s) are optional and are some of the multiple resources that may be used in preparation for the exam.