WASHINGTON, DC – The Commission on Nurse Certification (CNC) of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) announces that William L. Lederman, Professor of Nursing at Glen Oaks Community College, has earned the Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) certification.
Professor Lederman has taught at Glen Oaks Community College since 1985 and has served on various health boards, keeps his credentials current, and works in both hospital and home health care settings. In 2002, Lederman was awarded the E. J. Shaheen Chair for Teaching Excellence Award at Glen Oaks.
The Colon High School and Glen Oaks Community College graduate earned his Practical Nursing Certification (LPN) in 1975. He attended New Mexico State University and earned an Associate Degree in Nursing in 1979. He received his Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Indiana University-Purdue University at Fort Wayne in 1983. Lederman completed courses at Wayne State University and Ball State University before completing a Master of Arts in Education from Western Michigan University in 1987. Professor Lederman received his Master of Science in Nursing in December, 2011, at Goshen College, Goshen, Indiana.
The Clinical Nurse Leader is an emerging nursing role developed by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) in collaboration with leaders from the education and practice arenas. The Clinical Nurse Leader Certification Program provides a unique credential that recognizes graduates of master’s and post-master’s Clinical Nurse Leader programs of similar master’s programs that prepare advanced generalists.
The Commission on Nurse Certification promotes high quality patient care through the certification of qualified graduates of advanced generalist master’s programs by recognizing formally those individuals who meet the eligibility requirements of the CNL Certification Program and who pass a certification examination. The CNL certification is based upon a national standard of requisite knowledge and experiences, thereby assisting employers, the public and members of the health professions in the assessment of a CNL. The CNL promotes safe, quality practice through ongoing requirements for professional and personal growth. The initial CNL certification is granted for a period of five (5) years.
Source: News release and photo from Glen Oaks Community College