Utilization of the Clinical Nurse Leader Skill Set at the Macrosystem Level

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308099
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Utilization of the Clinical Nurse Leader Skill Set at the Macrosystem Level
Author(s):
Block, Velinda J.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Velinda J. Block, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, vblock@uabmc.edu
Abstract:

Session presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013

In response to the growing concern over patient safety, quality, and health care outcomes, the Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) role was created.  As nurse leaders across the country seek ways to transform processes that will improve patient safety and quality care, it is essential not to limit the CNL skill set to the microsystem. The purpose of this presentation is to describe how, at the macrosystem level, the CNL skill set was utilized at an 1157 bed, magnet designated, academic medical center. 

The Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) and CNL worked together to transform a passive model of shared governance into a functioning framework, supporting further integration into the organizational culture. This new model, the Nursing Practice Congress (NPC), empowers staff to use their knowledge about practice and determine the best course of action.  Decisions rely on evidence based practice and all members are given the resources they need to find relevant information. The model provides a formal forum to openly share and evaluate current clinical practice, gain new knowledge, and work collaboratively with other members of the healthcare team in which systematic review and evaluation of work processes can be examined to evaluate and improve established practices and outcomes.

After the first two years of existence at the organizational level, 36 issues were presented to NPC resulting in the formation of 29 work teams and 19 hospital wide clinical practice changes.  These results of these changes included: a) improvement in patient safety and quality, b) standardization of practice, and c) increased collaboration among a variety of disciplines.  As nurse leaders across the country seek ways to utilize the CNL skill set, it is essential that they are open to the endless possibilities for the role with in their organization.

Keywords:
leadership; innovation; outcomes
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott
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.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleUtilization of the Clinical Nurse Leader Skill Set at the Macrosystem Levelen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBlock, Velinda J.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen_GB
dc.author.detailsVelinda J. Block, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, vblock@uabmc.eduen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308099-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013</p>In response to the growing concern over patient safety, quality, and health care outcomes, the Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) role was created.  As nurse leaders across the country seek ways to transform processes that will improve patient safety and quality care, it is essential not to limit the CNL skill set to the microsystem. The purpose of this presentation is to describe how, at the macrosystem level, the CNL skill set was utilized at an 1157 bed, magnet designated, academic medical center.  <p>The Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) and CNL worked together to transform a passive model of shared governance into a functioning framework, supporting further integration into the organizational culture. This new model, the Nursing Practice Congress (NPC), empowers staff to use their knowledge about practice and determine the best course of action.  Decisions rely on evidence based practice and all members are given the resources they need to find relevant information. The model provides a formal forum to openly share and evaluate current clinical practice, gain new knowledge, and work collaboratively with other members of the healthcare team in which systematic review and evaluation of work processes can be examined to evaluate and improve established practices and outcomes. <p>After the first two years of existence at the organizational level, 36 issues were presented to NPC resulting in the formation of 29 work teams and 19 hospital wide clinical practice changes.  These results of these changes included: a) improvement in patient safety and quality, b) standardization of practice, and c) increased collaboration among a variety of disciplines.  As nurse leaders across the country seek ways to utilize the CNL skill set, it is essential that they are open to the endless possibilities for the role with in their organization.en_GB
dc.subjectleadershipen_GB
dc.subjectinnovationen_GB
dc.subjectoutcomesen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:26:53Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:26:53Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
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.en_GB
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