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Clinical Nurse Leaders: The Air Traffic Controllers of Patient Care

CLINICAL NURSE LEADERS: The Air Traffic Controllers of Patient Care Are you a lifelong learner? Do you have a passion for providing clinical care and a desire to make the health care system run better? Find out if you have what it takes to become a Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL). HOW IT STARTED Newest nursing role Created in 2003 Ist new nursing specialization since Nurse Practitioners in 1965 These errors resulted in up to 98,000 Established to combat the estimated $29 billion in annual losses from medical errors.. preventable deaths each year ..And to help compensate for the projected 20% nursing shortage by 2020 Not an administrative position Strategy development with clinical background Understands multiple disciplines within healthcare system Finds new ways to give better, more affordable care RESULTS Reduced waste & overhead expenses Higher quality care Increased nursing hours per patient day by 11% 3X fewer cases of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) VAP increases cost of care by $40,000 per incident Saved an estimated $461,775 Decreased occurrences of pressure ulcers from in annual cost avoidance 12.5% 4.2% at Veteran's Affairs clinics alone QUALIFICATIONS Master's degree in CNL or related nursing field Certification by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Ability to learn and teach staff new technologies WHAT YOU'LL DO Improve the quality of patient care by: Identifying and fixing problems in the healthcare system Designing and improving health promotion and risk reduction programs Managing client care and information technology Managing education and information Provide clinical services to patients as well as oversight and coordination Managing care delivery system by collaborating with other health professionals Mentor and coach new nurses Advocate for clients and hospital staff BENEFITS Analyze, change, and manage the health care delivery system $84,000 starting salary High-profile leadership role The nursing field needs YOU to coordinate patient services. Are you up for the challenge? For more information, visit Sources:

Clinical Nurse Leaders: The Air Traffic Controllers of Patient Care

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There are numerous career paths waiting for you once you complete your nursing masters degree. Clinical Nurse Leadership is just one of those, and an important one at that. This infographic below to ...


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