Clinical Nurse Leader: A Case Study

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Based on the Institute of Medicine recommendations regarding the improvement of quality and safety in health care in the United States, the role of the Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) was developed by the Association of Colleges of Nursing and introduced in 2003, making it a comparatively new role in nursing (Webb & McKeon, 2014). However, as you noted there is confusion regarding the role of the CNL and how they integrate into the acute care team.
It is important to understand that the CNL focus is on care coordination, quality, and safety. The CNL is not an APRN, administrative, or managerial. Consequently, providing your workgroup with this information may assist them in defining the CNL roles and responsibilities

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