Announcing Ms. Holly, beloved eldest daughter, has been accepted into the master’s program at the University of Maryland School of Nursing program.
She will be in the Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) program. The program can last a year and a half up to two years.
A Clinical Nurse coordinates all of the patients care with other professionals. Straight from the website:
The CNL oversees the care coordination of a distinct group of patients and provides direct patient care in complex situations. The CNL puts evidence-based practice into action to ensure that patients benefit from the latest care innovations. The CNL collects and evaluates patient outcomes, assesses cohort risk, and has the decision-making authority to change care plans when necessary. The CNL functions as part of an interdisciplinary team by communicating, planning, and implementing care directly with other health care professionals, including physicians, pharmacists, social workers, clinical nurse specialists and nurse practitioners. The CNL role is not administrative or managerial. The CNL is a leader in the health care delivery system in all settings in which health care is delivered, not just the acute care setting. Implementation of this role will vary across settings.
This is a very serious job with a lot of responsibility and Holly is more than capable for the job. Not only is she smart but she has a sense of humor, too. When I asked for a quote for the blog this is what I got back:
“Thank you, thank you. Wow! I didn’t come prepared for a speech but I would like to thank my parents, sister, grandparents and my husband for giving me the support I needed…ummm, my dog and my cat for looking cute and God for not allowing the rapture to occur on May 21st, 2011.
Wow, I know Ieaving some people out but they are running me off the stage, so thank you to my fans and everyone around me…. thank you.”
I’m very proud of her. Congrats, sweetheart!