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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/183103
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Lessons Learned in Innovation: Role Transition Experiences of Clinical Nurse Leaders SM
Author(s):
Sherman, Rose O.
Author Details:
Rose Sherman, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, CNL-BC, Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing, Boca Raton, FL, email: rsherman@fau.edu
Abstract:
Purpose:
The purpose of this research was to explore the role transition experiences of Clinical Nurse Leaders working in practice settings throughout the United States. This work has been funded by a Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellows grant and was IRB approved by the researcherÆs university.

Methodology:
This was a qualitative study using an Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis approach. Semi-structured telephone interviews were conducted by the investigator during 2007/2008 with 65+ practicing Clinical Nurse Leaders throughout the United States. Data was transcribed and then coded using MAXQDA 2007, a qualitative computer software package. Demographic data was collected on study participants.

Findings:
A significant number of the CNLs interviewed worked in magnet recognized healthcare agencies or agencies on the magnet journey. Topics explored with the CNLs included what influenced their decisions to prepare themselves for this pioneering role, their satisfaction with their role, educational preparation, challenges with the role, organizational support for the role, impact on patient outcomes and how they viewed the future of the role. The journey for pioneering CNLs has been challenging but most are confident that they are having a significant impact on patient and staff outcomes. They view the future optimistically but are aware that unless they can make a financial case for the role, it may not survive in the current economic atmosphere.

Discussion:
The Clinical Nurse LeaderSM Project was initiated by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing in April 2004. To date, more than 90 universities/colleges are participating in the project with over 190 clinical partners who have signed partnership agreements. The CNL role is the first new role proposed for nursing since the Nurse Practitioner role was introduced in the mid-1960s. Programs have begun graduating Clinical Nurse Leaders. This is the first major nursing research study to explore the role transition experiences of Clinical Leaders as they pioneer this role in practice settings. The lessons that they have learned in trying to implement this new role have broad implications for the introduction of innovations in healthcare.
Repository Posting Date:
28-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
28-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2009
Conference Name:
6th Annual Florida Magnet Research Conference
Conference Host:
University of South Florida College of Nursing; Magnet Hospitals of Florida; Sigma Theta Tau International; Florida Organization of Nurse Executives
Conference Location:
Kissimmee, Florida
Description:
6th Annual Florida Magnet Research Conference � Theme: Research at the Point of Care. Held 12-13 February 2009 at Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center, Kissimmee, Florida, USA.
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleLessons Learned in Innovation: Role Transition Experiences of Clinical Nurse Leaders SMen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSherman, Rose O.en_US
dc.author.detailsRose Sherman, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, CNL-BC, Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing, Boca Raton, FL, email: rsherman@fau.eduen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/183103-
dc.description.abstractPurpose:<br/>The purpose of this research was to explore the role transition experiences of Clinical Nurse Leaders working in practice settings throughout the United States. This work has been funded by a Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellows grant and was IRB approved by the researcherÆs university. <br/><br/>Methodology:<br/>This was a qualitative study using an Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis approach. Semi-structured telephone interviews were conducted by the investigator during 2007/2008 with 65+ practicing Clinical Nurse Leaders throughout the United States. Data was transcribed and then coded using MAXQDA 2007, a qualitative computer software package. Demographic data was collected on study participants.<br/><br/>Findings:<br/>A significant number of the CNLs interviewed worked in magnet recognized healthcare agencies or agencies on the magnet journey. Topics explored with the CNLs included what influenced their decisions to prepare themselves for this pioneering role, their satisfaction with their role, educational preparation, challenges with the role, organizational support for the role, impact on patient outcomes and how they viewed the future of the role. The journey for pioneering CNLs has been challenging but most are confident that they are having a significant impact on patient and staff outcomes. They view the future optimistically but are aware that unless they can make a financial case for the role, it may not survive in the current economic atmosphere.<br/><br/>Discussion:<br/>The Clinical Nurse LeaderSM Project was initiated by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing in April 2004. To date, more than 90 universities/colleges are participating in the project with over 190 clinical partners who have signed partnership agreements. The CNL role is the first new role proposed for nursing since the Nurse Practitioner role was introduced in the mid-1960s. Programs have begun graduating Clinical Nurse Leaders. This is the first major nursing research study to explore the role transition experiences of Clinical Leaders as they pioneer this role in practice settings. The lessons that they have learned in trying to implement this new role have broad implications for the introduction of innovations in healthcare.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T16:14:40Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T16:14:40Z-
dc.conference.date2009en_US
dc.conference.name6th Annual Florida Magnet Research Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostUniversity of South Florida College of Nursingen_US
dc.conference.hostMagnet Hospitals of Floridaen_US
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_US
dc.conference.hostFlorida Organization of Nurse Executivesen_US
dc.conference.locationKissimmee, Floridaen_US
dc.description6th Annual Florida Magnet Research Conference � Theme: Research at the Point of Care. Held 12-13 February 2009 at Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center, Kissimmee, Florida, USA.en_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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