Graduates of our Clinical Nurse Leader program – the first entry-level program of its kind in New Jersey – will be able to work anywhere licensed RNs work.They will likely begin their career in an entry-level position, but will be able to navigate into the C.N.L. role once they get some experience as a licensed registered nurse.
The C.N.L. is a provider and manager of care at the point of care to individuals and cohorts of patients anywhere healthcare is delivered. Fundamental aspects of C.N.L. practice include:
- Clinical leadership for patient-care practices and delivery, including the design, coordination, and evaluation of care for individuals, families, groups, and populations;
- Participation in identification and collection of care outcomes;
- Accountability for evaluation and improvement of point-of-care outcomes, including the synthesis of data and other evidence to evaluate and achieve optimal outcomes;
- Risk anticipation for individuals and cohorts of patients;
- Lateral integration of care for individuals and cohorts of patients
- Design and implementation of evidence-based practice(s);
- Team leadership, management and collaboration with other health professional team members;
- Information management or the use of information systems and technologies to improve healthcare outcomes;
- Stewardship and leveraging of human, environmental, and material resources; and,
- Advocacy for patients, communities, and the health professional team.