óFrom the Foreword by Linda Roussel, DSN, RN, NEA-BC, CNL
Co-Author, Initiating and Sustaining the Clinical Nurse Leader Role: A Practical Guide
The first and only resource of its kind, this review guide to the CNL certification exam stems directly from Dr. Kingís classroom, where she proposes students to take the exam and has achieved a 100% pass rate.
The guide covers all aspects of the test, including basic test-taking skills, how to understand exam questions, multiple exam questions with answers and rationales, and content review of information derived from the AACN exam guide. The authors, who are noted CNL educators and practitioners, cover concepts of horizontal leadership, interdisciplinary communication and collaboration skills, and health care advocacy. They address care management, team coordination, illness/disease management, health promotion and disease prevention management, and advanced clinical assessment. The differences between health systems and the specific microsystems in which CNLs work are explored. The book also encompasses health care finance, economics, policy, informatics, ethics, and evidence-based practice as it is covered on the test. The material is presented in easily digestible sections that correspond to specific areas of the AACN exam guide. Multiple vignettes and unfolding case studies reinforce concepts. Also included is a sample test .Key Features:
The first and only comprehensive review guide to the CNL certification examPresents guidelines on question dissection and analysisReflects changes and additions to new topics in the examPresented in easily digestible sections that correspond to AACN exam guide
Brigham and Women's Hospital, a high-profile, complex, academic medical center in Boston, MA, is a founding member of the Partners HeathCare Sytem and is associated with Harvard Medical School and Dana Farber Cancer Institute. This truly unique volume chronicles the systemic efforts of the nursing department to make an already outstanding system even better. It provides access to a compelling story of institute-wide nursing practice today and how the opportunity for major change was embraced and successfully accomplished. Told from the perspective of ninety administrative and staff nurses, it serves as a model for change in similar institutions everywhere.Key Features
Provides "real world" system level description of hospital-wide change initiated and implemented by nurses committed to safe quality patient care Serves as a roadmap for institution-wide change for aspiring nurse leaders, including values to support, tools to develop or use, resources to be managed, key personnel to employ, and more Offers nurse executives an array of catalytic ideas they can adapt to their own settings Acts as a model for administrators and students in Masters and Doctoral Programs who are interested in seeing how change occurs in complex systems through personal engagement at all levels
This is the only nursing text to facilitate the achievement by Doctor of Nursing Practice graduates (DNPs) s of the highest possible competency in conducting systematic and in-depth evaluations of all aspects of health care. The second edition of this award-winning text keeps pace with the rapidly evolving health care market by presenting a more comprehensive range of evaluation strategies for analyzing quality, safety, and value in health care practice and programs, with an emphasis on conducting, interpreting, and disseminating findings. It includes three new chapters addressing evaluation and outcomes, program evaluation, quality improvement, and reporting and disseminating the results.
Based on the best evidence-based practices, the book provides DNPs with in-depth information on the conceptual basis of evaluation, its application as an integral part of contemporary health care delivery, and resources and methodology for evaluation of practice outcomes. It includes a critical examination of the characteristics, sources, and quality of the nature of evidence and presents several different evaluation models including those that focus oneconomic evaluation. The evaluation of organizations, systems, and standards for practice are covered in detail as are the evaluation of populations and health care teams, particularly interdisciplinary collaborative health teams. Also addressed is the process for translating outcomes from evaluation into health care policy, and opportunities for advocacy and leadership. Numerous examples and case studies illustrate concepts.
New to the Second Edition:Includes three (3) new chapters that address evaluation and outcomes, program evaluation, quality improvement, and reporting and disseminating the resultsExplores health care practice determinates related to quality, safety, and valueCovers how to lead and participate in comprehensive health care evaluations using best practices in conduct, interpretation and disseminationIncludes strategies for evaluating small, medium, and large programs
Key Features:Facilitates competency in conducting systematic and in-depth evaluations of all aspects of health careBased on best practices and evidence based practicesOffers practical methods and tools used to conduct and implement a QI projectProvides numerous examples and case studiesEncourages the dissemination of results using a variety of venues, such as formal presentations, posters, and publications
The second edition continues to deliver applicable theory and strategies to achieve improved outcomes, and meets the DNP core competency requirements. It features a variety of models for change as they relate to translation of research into practice. The text underscores the importance of translating evidence for use in practice to improve health care and health care delivery, and presents strategies to achieve this. It addresses the use of evidence to improve nursing education, discusses how to reduce the divide between researchers and policy makers, and presents expedients for overcoming resistance to change. Extensive lists of references, web links, and other resources enhance learning and support the development of the DNP core competencies.
NEW TO THE SECOND EDITION:Addition of an esteemed co-editor Reorganized and revised for enhanced comprehension New chapters: Methods for Translation, Information Technology and Decision Support, Interprofessional Collaboration and Practice for Translation, and Data Management and Evaluation of Translation Three new exemplar chapters: Population Health Exemplars, Specialty Practice Exemplars, and Health Care System Exemplars Updated information on integration and application of knowledge into practice, leading and evaluating change, leadership strategies for translation, and interprofessional application across settings New coverage of outcomes management for improvement of direct and indirect care
KEY FEATURES:Offers an in-depth guide for planning, implementing, and translating evidence Includes extensive references necessary for doctoral study Provides the perfect supplement for evidence-based practice materials that often have limited information or value for translation/implementation activities
Distinguished by its focus on the "how to" of successful enculturation—a common obstacle for many nursing professionals—the text guides nurse leaders and educators in the process of integrating professional practice models into clinical workflow, advancing nursing practice, improving the quality of patient care, and facilitating Magnet® designation. Specific methods and implementation strategies are delineated along with tipping points and milestones. Real-life examples offer relevant lessons from others who have encountered problems and created successful solutions along the way. They describe approaches, resolutions to problems, unique insights, and meaningful revisions. Opportunities for reflection and case analysis are presented and chapters—each with comprehensive, concise, evidence-based content—include learning objectives, key summary points, reflective exercises, illustrations, charts, and "learning from the field" insets.
Encompasses essential information for developing, applying, and diffusing a professional practice model
Provides comprehensive, concise, and evidence-based content
Written by a renowned nurse leader, educator, and researcher with expertise in the enculturation of professional practice models
Addresses one of the criteria necessary for Magnet® designation
Includes a strong disciplinary perspective with a focus on professionalism and demonstrating value