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Initiating and Sustaining the Clinical Nurse Leader Role: A Practical Guide, 3rd Edition

  • James L. Harris
  • Linda A. Roussel
  • ISBN-10: 1284113663
  • ISBN-13: 9781284113662
  • 0 Pages | Paperback
  • COPYRIGHT: 2018 Published
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About the Product

Initiating and Sustaining the Clinical Nurse Leader Role, Third Edition illustrates the influence of clinical nurse leaders on care coordination, health promotion, and high-performance inter-professional care teams. The Third Edition will move beyond the 2007 American Association of Colleges of Nursing CNL White Paper and incorporate the CNL Competencies introduced in October 2013. This text presents a bold agenda for CNL practice, one that promotes value in the transformation of clinical care redesign.


  • Moving beyond the triple aim toward the quadruple aim

  • Increased emphasis on a new healthcare environment where CNLs practice

  • The clinical value compass for improving care

  • Care transitions and the CNL

  • Health policy engagement and advocacy

  • Population health and management

  • Inter-professional collaboration

  • Resource mindfulness

  • Project management tools, scope, design, and evaluation

  • Incorporating the 5Ps and models for improvement

  • Exemplars of CNL impacts across care settings

  • CNL certification, professional membership, and residency programs value

  • Vision for CNLs in 2020

Table of Contents

Unit I - Introduction
Chapter 1: The Clinical Nurse Leader Footprint
Chapter 2: The CNL as a Leader in the Microsystem
Unit II - Academic, Clinical, and Community Partnerships
Chapter 3: Value of Communication for Improving Care
Chapter 4: Networking and Community Advocacy
Chapter 5: Preparing Preceptors for CNL Immersions
Chapter 6: Creative and Meaningful Clinical Immersions
Unit III - Achieving a High Reliability Organization
Chapter 7: Quality Improvement and Safety: Imperatives for CNL Practice
Chapter 8: Analyzing and Managing Data: The Clinical Nurse Leader’s Role
Chapter 9: Transitions in Care: Clinical Nurse Leader Role in Care Coordination
Chapter 10: Improvement Science and Team Science: Links to Innovation, Effectiveness, and Safety
Chapter 11: Using Evidence to Guide CNL Practice Outcomes
Unit IV - Health Promotion and Disease Prevention: Essentials for the CNL
Chapter 12: Health Policy Engagement and Advocacy
Chapter 13: Population Health and Management CNL Role
Chapter 14: Collaboration and Interprofessional Teams
Unit V - Foundations for CNL Success
Chapter 15: Project Management Basics: Tools, Scope, Design, and Evaluation Creating Projects for Sustained Improvement
Chapter 16: Using Informatics and Healthcare Technologies to Guide CNL Practice
Chapter 17: Achieving Excellence in CNL Practice
Chapter 18: Advancing the Clinical Nurse Leader Through Certification, Professionalism, and Residency Programs
Chapter 19: The Clinical Nurse Leader: A Catalyst for Advancing Nursing