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Dr. Sally O. Gerard

Assistant Professor of Nursing
sgerard@fairfield.edu
o: School of Nursing Rm 113
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Clinical Nurse Leaders: Filling a need with RNs and patients

Newspaper articles and medical reports remind Sally Gerard, DNP, RN, CNL, that patients can incur harm in hospitals, and that nurses have a lot of responsibility riding on their shoulders. “The current system is complex and often dangerous,” said Gerard, an assistant professor of nursing at Fairfield University in Fairfield, Connecticut, and a certified diabetes educator at nearby Stamford Hospital. These factors have led to the need for clinical nurse leaders (CNLs), according to Gerard.

Published in NurseZone.com on 8/14/09