Companion to the Acclaimed Certification Review Book

Clinical Nurse Leader Certification Review, Second Edition

"Drs. King and Gerard continue to provide an in-depth review that reinforces major skills and responsibilities of this advanced nursing practice role ... This revision provides excellent illustrations and examples of the Clinical Nurse Leader role throughout. Competencies and Curricular Expectations for Clinical Nurse Leader Education and Practice (2013) are integrated in the presentation of key areas of focus… I know that students and faculty will appreciate the authors’ attention to detail."

—Linda Roussel, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, CNL
Co-Author, Initiating and Sustaining the Clinical Nurse Leader Role: A Practical Guide
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Clinical Nurse Leader Certification Review, Second Edition


About Our Experts

Cynthia R. King, PhD, NP, MSN, RN, CNL, FAAN

Cynthia R. King is an owner and consultant of Special Care Consultants. She specializes in consulting in health care and nursing as well as writing and editing. Previously, Dr. King was a full professor and developed a clinical nurse leader program while at Queens University of Charlotte, North Carolina. She has presented numerous times at the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Clinical Nurse Leader (AACN CNL) conference on the template she developed for a CNL review course on how to best study for the CNL certification exam. Dr. King has worked as a clinician (staff nurse, clinical nurse specialist, nurse practitioner), educator, administrator, and researcher. She presents nationally and internationally and has been a keynote speaker at several major meetings. Dr. King has published extensively, including four books and numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals, and she has served as editor-in-chief of two nursing journals. She serves on numerous local, regional, and national committees and boards of nursing associations, nonprofits, and foundations.

Sally O’Toole Gerard, DNP, RN, CDE, CNL

Sally O’Toole Gerard is an associate professor and track coordinator of the nurse leadership graduate program at Fairfield University, Fairfield, Connecticut. Dr. Gerard has been in nursing for over 25 years and has a background in critical care and hospital education. She specializes in diabetes as a certified diabetes educator. Her publications and research focus on diabetes and improvement of patient-related outcomes, and include five articles published in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Gerard has been involved in a number of academic collaborations with local hospitals to introduce evidence-based practice and improve quality care in the acute care setting. She has completed training in a national partnership for health care improvement practices with the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. Dr. Gerard presents nationally and internationally on the subjects of nursing leadership and improvement science.