Running Head: CLINICAL NURSE LEADER ROLE Exploring the Role of the Clinical Nurse Leader Natalie D. Haslem University of South Alabama In this article, the role, history and future of the Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) will be reviewed and analyzed. A conceptual model will be referenced to explain the role of the CNL. The master’s level degree is required for a CNL. This graduate degree prepares the nurse to be a leader in the acute care setting and all settings (Chism, 2013). The CNL assesses patient outcomes, assesses the possibility of loss or injury, brings the best practice evidence to the bedside, and improves the overall collaboration of care across the interdisciplinary team (Moore and Leahy, 2012).
According to White, K. R. (2014) “Nurse were the original servant leaders—at the patient’s beside and in communities- and now they are perfectly positioned to take their experience with leadership to a heightened level. In the new world order, nurses have moved from the background to the boardroom, and they have been put in the spotlight to lead transformation of quality healthcare.” (pg.27). White describes how far nursing leaders have come and play an important role on the healthcare team. In their personal experienced they understand what it takes to be a bedside nurse and a second opinion to the physicians. Nursing Leaders They spend their time in areas such as human resources, business planning, quality reporting, information management, and report writing.
The foundation of any successful nursing career is built with continuing education, a strong knowledge base of the history of nursing practice and theories, strong ethical principal and learning effective application of the nursing process. This paper explores different areas that have personally influenced me as a nurse. These influences include Board of Nursing (BRN), Professional Nursing Organizations (PNO), ethical principles, nursing theory, and historical influences. A. Functional Differences The differences between a regulatory agency such as the Board of Nursing and a Professional Nursing Organization is that the BRN regulates, writes laws, approves licensure and governs nurses. The BRN serves to protect patient.
Jean Watson developed many writings expressing her philosophy to integrate human caring into the science of nursing. The three major principles appeared consistently throughout her texts were the transpersonal caring relationship, the caring occasion/caring moment, and the carative factors that represent feelings with action (Lachman, 2012). According to Alligood (2010), “Watson defines caring as the ethical and moral ideal of nursing that has interpersonal and humanistic qualities" (pp. 111). Caring is an ethical code that fits into the therapeutic interventions that nurses incorporate into their plan of care (Watson, 1999).
She added on that the identity of medicine is that of caring because nurses deal with patients and medicines; the same should describe their character. Florence Nightingale who stated that, “It is the surgeon who saves the life of an individual and it is the nurse who helps the life of this person,” heavily supported Watson’s
During her years of experience, Leininger began to recognize the need for a theory surrounding the concept of caring. She was motivated by her observations as a nurse, providing care to children who displayed recurrent behavior patterns related to their culture (Sitzman & Eichelberger, 2011, p. 93). She is a major contributor to nursing practice, research, and academics. “In 1974, she founded the Transcultural Nursing Society and the Journal of Transcultural Nursing to support the research of the society” (University of Washington, 2013, para. 5).
AACN provides and inspires leadership. They are dedicated to providing its members with the knowledge and resources needed to provide optimal care to critically ill patients. The AACN organization sets the standards for critical care nursing and is focused on driving excellence. The association serves as an educational resource center. It provides up to date research, clinical tools for improving care, and continuing education opportunities for nursing professionals, researchers, and educators.
Caring is perhaps the one word or phenomenon most clearly associated with nursing over time. Nurses promote health, prevent disease, and help patients cope with illness. They have a unique scope of practice and can practice independently, although they also collaborate with all members of the healthcare team to provide the care needed by each patient as an individual. Nurses are hands-on health professionals who provide focused and highly personalized care. Nurses also serve as advocates for patients, families, and communities.
Nursing research is a systematic inquiry designed to build knowledge on an important issue for nurses, with the aim of developing nursing education, practice and administration (Beck and Polit, 2006). ). The general agreement is that the best evidence comes from rigorous research (Beck and Polit, 2006). The growing use of EBP is fuelled by the increasing demand for accountability of actions, when carrying out safe and effective improvements within healthcare (Stevens, 2013). Throughout nursing it has become a pivotal role of the nurses to ensure that they are carrying out safe, effective person-centred care which is based on the current available evidence (Gordon and Watts, 2011).
Roles of the Professional Nurse Roles of the Professional Nurse Janet Taitingfong Western Governor’s University Nursing Roles & Values NVT2, Task 2 Roles of the Professional Nurse There is a wide diversity of the roles of the professional nurse. All distinctive roles involve compassion, leadership, and management. This task will exhibit the comparison and distinction between the nurse educator role and a staff nurse role from their point of view based on the same interview questions for each one. This will also provide a reflection on the findings including how the interview findings contribute to my professional development. Comparison Question number One The comparison of two nursing positions is a BSN prepared ICU staff nurse and an ICU nurse educator with the education preparation in MSN in Nurse Education.