The University of San Francisco: School of Nursing

The Bridge - USF School of Nursing and Health Professions Newsletter

The Bridge - USF School of Nursing Newsletter

Summer 2011 - Vol VI Issue 1

National CNL Conference at USF

The University of San Francisco School of Nursing and Health Professions played host to the fourth annual national Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) Conference June 10-11.This year’s conference, titled An Implementation Toolkit for the CNL Role, provided a platform for CNLs, educators, and practice partners to share their experiences with the CNL model to a soldout audience of more than 150.

The conference featured speakers James Harris, Linda Rusch, Mary Stachowiak, and Daniel O’Neal. Harris is the deputy chief nursing officer at the Department of Veterans Affairs in Washington, D.C. Rusch is a resource coach and vice president of patient care services at Hunterdon Medical Center in New Jersey. Stachowiak is the founding president of the Clinical Nurse Leader Association. And O’Neal is a former senior staff specialist with the American Nurses Association and a professor in the CNL program at the University of South Florida.

"A conference favorite was the poster presentations by practicing CNL students and working nurses from around the nation about how they implement the role in their facilities,” said Megan McDrew, USF nursing recruiter. Among the many presentations were, “Implementation of the Clinical Nurse Leader: Improving Shift Change Report in a Community Living Center,” “Development and Implementation of a Standardized Perioperative Nursing Care Plan to be Integrated in the Patient Electronic Record,” and “Patient and Family Centered Factors Affecting Satisfaction with Hospital Discharge.”

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