The clinical nurse leader: Helping psychiatric mental health nurses transform their practice

Mary S. Seed, Diane J. Torkelson, Judith F. Karshmer

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Abstract

The national movement to transform the health care delivery systems must include a focus on mental health treatment. To address similar deficits across other practice domains, the Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) role has been created. The CNL is a master's degree that prepares a nurse to use a systems perspective to improve outcomes for a cohort of patient, deliver care based on best practices, and coordinate care in a multidisciplinary team. Applying the CNL role to mental health care could help psychiatric mental health nursing be at the forefront in the transformation of mental health care delivery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)120-125
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association
Volume15
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 3 2009
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Certification
  • Health care reform
  • Relationships
  • Roles
  • Staff issues
  • Systems issues for the CMI

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Phychiatric Mental Health

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