Nursing Is Men’s Work Too

When people talk about the need to create better gender diversity in mainstream business, they mean bringing in and elevating women. In nursing jobs, the opposite is true: men are in the minority.  Yet despite the greater number of women in…

How Clinical Nurse Leaders Can Foster a Healthy Team Dynamic

In the role of Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL), there is a responsibility to foster team dynamics that create a cohesive and focused team environment. A CNL’s nursing management skill has the potential to do much good, as there are strong correlations…
Clinical Nurse Leader in Operating Room

Clinical Nurse Leaders as Change Agents

A change agent is someone who acts as a catalyst for change. According to George Couros, world-renowned leadership consultant, people who fit this description typically have a clear vision of what they want to change; are patient yet persistent,…
Increasing Demand for Nurses

Day in the Life: Clinical Nurse Leader

While no two days are the same, if someone is looking to become a Clinical Nurse Leader, it is best to know what the daily routine of a CNL is. Since the Clinical Nurse Leaders role is one of a generalist, CNLs can have a variety of routines…

Are CNLs Educators?

As the role of a Clinical Nurse Leader constantly evolves, more and more responsibilities are being asked from CNLs. It seems like every facility that utilize CNLs ask their nurses to perform different tasks.  One of the more popular new trends…
CNl Nurse discusses patients chart.

Five Compelling Reasons to Become a Clinical Nurse Leader

The role of Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) emerged in 2004 in response to the Institute of Medicine’s {https://www.nationalacademies.org}(IOM) quality and safety report. Medical quality and safety improvement measures are often developed in a…

The CNL within the Scope of Modern Healthcare

Evolution of Nursing The modern nurse is highly educated and trained in a wide range of occupational duties that are used in a variety of settings. More than 200 distinct areas in which nurses can specialize have been introduced over the…
CNl Nurse discusses patients chart.

The Difference Between a CNL and a Nurse Administrator

The Multi-Faceted Nature of Modern Nursing The complex field of nursing requires that a wide variety of leadership professionals create effective departmental and facility-wide systems of healthcare delivery. Nurse leaders are highly trained…

Clinical Nurse Leader Fact Sheet: Review of Roles, Value, and Outlook

What is a Clinical Nurse Leader?  Clinical nurse leaders (CNLs) are advanced generalists who have earned either a master’s or post-master’s degree in a form CNL education. They are considered key members of interdisciplinary healthcare…
Clinical Nurse Leader in Operating Room

Clinical Nurse Leader Roles and Responsibilities: Part 1

What is a Clinical Nurse Leader? CNLs are highly skilled nursing professionals who have earned a master’s or post-master’s degree in a formal CNL education program.  In their daily job duties, they are responsible for various roles and…