NURS 613 - CNL Role: Introduction (1)

Prerequisite: Student must be enrolled in the Clinical Nurse Leader MSN degree program. This course introduces the role of Clinical Nurse Leader as defined by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. Concepts and theories related to role development and role acquisition will be analyzed. This course emphasizes the CNL's role in clinical delegation, maintaining professional standards, and advocating for the clinical needs of patients. The historical context of the development of the CNL role will be discussed.