I've been poking around the site for a couple months and can only find old posts relating to CNL certification. Have attitudes towards it changed yet?
I'm in the middle of a MSN, CNL program for non-BSN students. I don't have a BSN. I fully expect and plan on workin for a couple of years as an RN to gain practical clinical knowledge. However, I do realize the need for evidenced-based practice, and a significant portion of my education is focusing on not only what nurses do, but why nurses do them. This is something that I know is lacking from the majority of ADN programs in the area.
How have people been utilizing the CNL lately? Some of my local hospitals seek out and hire CNL's, but the majority do not. Do people look down on a direct-entry nurse with an MSN? I expect to have to prove my skills and knowledge as an RN, but I want to know if there will be additional difficulties because I'm coming out of a master's program.