I need to identify the educational preparation and role(s) of the clinical nurse leader (CNL) designation and provide an example of how the CNL influences direct patient care.
I will also like to identify advocacy strategies that can be used to create change in a workplace.
What are the differences and similarities between a nurse manager and a nurse leader?
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1. Identify the educational preparation and role(s) of the clinical nurse leader (CNL) designation.
"In 2000, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) decided there was a need to change practice environments and nursing education in order to improve patient outcomes and keep talented nurses at the bedside. The role of the CNL, as described by the AACN, is to improve outcomes through coordination and facilitation of care for a specific group of clients within a patient care unit or setting a multifaceted clinical leadership role" (Baenholdt & Cottingham 2011, p. 73). The CNL program accepts nurses with bachelor degrees in nursing, as well as, bachelor or higher degrees in other fields.
The program requires a foundation in liberal arts and sciences, professional values and core nursing knowledge (AACN 2009). There are classes in pathophysiology, pharmacology, epidemiology, evidence-based practice, leadership development, care environment management, and health policy. The CNL program in some schools requires coursework in culture and health, which is accompanied with international practicum.
According to Baenholdt and Cottingham 2011, a Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) and a Nurse Practitioner (NP) specialize and the Clinical Nurse Leader functions with competence and knowledge at a graduate level (Haaae-Herrick & Herrin 2007). CNL programs in the School of Nursing have a partnership with hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare ...
This solution provides an in-depth explanation of the role of the clinical nurse leader, including an example of how they influence direct patient care, and how they differ from nurse managers. Additionally, this solution identifies strategies that can be used to create change in a workplace. It also includes a list of six reference sources for further research of the topic.