Development of a clinical nurse leadership orientation program
Review TypeNone: Degree-based Submission
Repository Posting Date2020-05-18T19:27:44Z
Author DetailsDr. Sunita Waddell, DNP, RN
Lead Author Sigma AffliationNu Beta at-Large
TypeDNP Capstone Project
Level of EvidenceClinical Practice Guidelines(s)
Research ApproachQualitative Research
CINAHL HeadingsEmployee Orientation; Leadership; Clinical Nurse Specialists; Nursing Leaders; Employee Orientation--Evaluation; Leadership--Education
Nurses are often promoted or hired into leadership positions without the benefit of a formal orientation to their new leadership positions. The challenge of navigating the various expectations of the role of clinical nurse leader (CNL) such as fiscal ownership, staffing patterns, payroll, and disciplinary action process can be overwhelming. The lack of a formalized orientation process and an identified nurse leader to function as a mentor can contribute to the novice CNL feeling unsupported and overwhelmed. The purpose of this project was to identify, develop, and evaluate a CNL orientation manual, outline, and program for newly appointed CNLs. The desired outcome for this doctor of nursing practice project was the education and preparation of CNLs who will navigate the various facets of the role and retain their positions long-term. The Association of Nurse Executives nurse leader model was used to guide the project. A panel of 5 CNL experts evaluated the manual outline and content using a 5-question Likert scale survey. Findings indicated 100% of the participants agreed or strongly agreed with the importance of the topics covered and 80% agreed with the content covered in the manual outline. The project is expected to promote positive social change by preparing new CNLs to meet the requirements of leadership positions.
DescriptionThis dissertation has also been disseminated through the ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database. Dissertation/thesis number: 10826852; ProQuest document ID: 2055230576. The author still retains copyright.
Degree GrantorWalden University
NotesThis item has not gone through this repository's peer-review process, but has been accepted by the indicated university or college in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the specified degree.
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