Clinical Nurse Leader Certification Review

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“The authors have done excellent work, reinforcing major skills and responsibilities of this advanced generalist role. This book will be most useful for students as they prepare for certification.”

—From 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. King’s 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 exam
  • Presents guidelines on question dissection and analysis
  • Reflects changes and additions to new topics in the exam
  • Presented in easily digestible sections that correspond to AACN exam guide
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826171177
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/19/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 372
  • Sales rank: 148,192
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Cynthia R. King, PhD, NP, CNL, RN, FAAN, is Professor, Nursing, Queens University of Charlotte and Nurse Scientist, Presbyterian Hospital. She sits on the Program Committee of the Clinical Nurse Leader Association, teaches CNL courses, is a member of the Scientific Subcommittee of Research Advisory Panel (2006-present), and a member of the American Cancer Society Board of Directors (Nebraska Division). Dr. King is the Associate Editor of Oncology Nursing Forum (2004-present). She has published four books and numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals and recently launched a new journal, Journal of the Dermatology Nurses Association/JDNA. Dr. King is also a reviewer for Mosby, Lippincott, and Jones & Bartlett on numerous books, and has received a variety of research grants. She has worked as a clinician (staff nurse, CNS, NP), educator/faculty, administrator/ researcher, and runs her own consulting business. Dr. King presents nationally and internationally and has been keynote speaker at several major meetings. At the recent AACN-sponsored CNL Summit she presented on "Preparing Your Students for the CNL Exam."

Sally Gerard, DNP, CDE, RN, is Assistant Professor and Track Coordinator, Clinical Nurse Leader graduate program, Nursing, Fairfield University. Dr. Gerard has been in nursing for over 25 years with a background in critical care and hospital education. She specializes in diabetes as a Certified Diabetes Educator and is a Certified Critical Care Nurse. Her publications and research focus on diabetes and improvement of patient-related outcomes including five articles in peer reviewed journals. Dr. Gerard had been involved in a number of academic collaborations with local hospitals to introduce evidence-based practice and improve quality care in the acute setting. She is currently involved in a national partnership of health care improvement practices with The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.

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Table of Contents




Information for Taking the Certification Exam

Test-Taking Skills

Horizontal Leadership

Interdisciplinary Communication and Collaboration Skills

Advocacy and the Clinical Nurse Leader

Integration of the Clinical Nurse Leader Role

Lateral Integration

Illness and Disease Management

Knowledge Management

Health Promotion, Disease Prevention, and Injury Reduction

Evidence-Based Practice

Advanced Clinical Assessment

Team Coordination

Economics and Finance for the Clinical Nurse Leader

Health Care Systems/Organizations

Health Care Policy

Quality Improvement, Risk Reduction, and Patient Safety

Health Care Informatics

Ethical Considerations for Clinical Nurse Leaders

Appendix A: Exam Content Outline

Appendix B: Reflection Questions for the Chapters

Appendix C: Multiple-Choice Questions and Case Studies

Appendix D: Answers and Rationale


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