Thursday, September 2, 2010
The University of West Georgia recently graduated five new clinical nurse leaders. The CNL program was started at UWG in 2007 in response to the nationwide initiative put in place by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.
“We believe that patient benefits will be so positive that the CNL program will become a member of the healthcare environment in multiple settings across the country,” said Dr. Laurie Jowers Ware, School of Nursing assistant dean.
The School of Nursing recently received praise for its 100 percent passing rate on the 2010 CNL certification exam.
The University of West Georgia is one of only two institutions in Georgia that has a program preparing CNLs for contemporary practice. Students in the CNL program curriculum include course content ranging from pharmacology to health policy and leadership management.
CNL graduates include physicians, pharmacists, nurse practitioners and other healthcare professionals. CNL certified healthcare professionals go on to coordinate, supervise and delegate the care given by health care teams across the nation.