Leadership Innovations in Practice: Implementing the Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) Role

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/147666
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Presentation
Title:
Leadership Innovations in Practice: Implementing the Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) Role
Abstract:
Leadership Innovations in Practice: Implementing the Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) Role
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Haddock, K. Sue, RN, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:WJB Dorn VAMC
Title:Associate Nurse Exec. for Research
Co-Authors:Andrea Marshall, RN, MSN
[Clinical session research presentation] Program DescriptionThe VA has partnered with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) to develop a Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL), a leadership role for practice.  The CNL works with staff to put evidence-based practice into action at the patient care unit/area level. The CNL is expected to evaluate patient outcomes and assess risk while improving the overall coordination and delivery of care for an individual/group of patients.  The CNL role addresses and improves the lateral integration of patient care delivery.  The CNL works with the staff to provide expert consultation about patient care issues and to facilitate implementation of evidence-based practice on the unit.  The role differs from Clinical Nurse Specialist in that it does not solely address any one specific disease or clinical condition. OutcomesFormative and summative evaluation are essential components of implementation.  The framework that is being used to guide the evaluation includes four general domains: financial, satisfaction, quality, and innovation. A feasibility study was done to define specific indicators and ease of electronic data collection. Data collected as part of the feasibility study indicated reduced length of stay, surgical infection rates and falls. Locally, we have outcomes related to quality and innovation and both are demonstrating the positive impact of the CNL.  The national evaluation of this program has been initiated with the identification of twelve VA sites. They will begin reporting data in 2007 with another 20 sites joining the sample by 2008. ImplicationsImplementation of the Clinical Nurse Leader role has great potential for improving the patient outcomes through support of staff nurses involved in direct patient care.  Initial findings indicate that the role is indeed improving outcomes.  The links with academia are important and have yet to be realized in all practice sites. Evaluation and academic linkage will be the main focus for 2007.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleLeadership Innovations in Practice: Implementing the Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) Roleen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/147666-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Leadership Innovations in Practice: Implementing the Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) Role</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Haddock, K. Sue, RN, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">WJB Dorn VAMC</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Nurse Exec. for Research</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">kathlyn.haddock@va.gov</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Andrea Marshall, RN, MSN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Clinical session research presentation] Program DescriptionThe VA has partnered with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) to develop a Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL), a leadership role for practice.&nbsp; The CNL works with staff to put evidence-based practice into action at the patient care unit/area level.&nbsp;The CNL is expected to evaluate patient outcomes and assess risk while improving the overall coordination and delivery of care for an individual/group of patients.&nbsp; The CNL role addresses and improves the lateral integration of patient care delivery.&nbsp; The CNL works with the staff to provide expert consultation about patient care issues and to facilitate implementation of evidence-based practice on the unit.&nbsp; The role differs from Clinical Nurse Specialist in that it does not solely address any one specific disease or clinical condition.&nbsp;OutcomesFormative and summative evaluation are essential components of implementation.&nbsp; The framework that is being used to guide the evaluation includes four general domains: financial, satisfaction, quality, and innovation.&nbsp;A feasibility study was done to define specific indicators and ease of electronic data collection.&nbsp;Data collected as part of the feasibility study indicated reduced length of stay, surgical infection rates and falls. Locally, we have outcomes related to quality and innovation and both are demonstrating the positive impact of the CNL.&nbsp; The national evaluation of this program has been initiated with the identification of twelve VA sites.&nbsp;They will begin reporting data in 2007 with another 20 sites joining the sample by 2008.&nbsp;ImplicationsImplementation of the Clinical Nurse Leader role has great potential for improving the patient outcomes through support of staff nurses involved in direct patient care.&nbsp; Initial findings indicate that the role is indeed improving outcomes.&nbsp; The links with academia are important and have yet to be realized in all practice sites.&nbsp;Evaluation and academic linkage will be the main focus for 2007.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:34:54Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:34:54Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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