This Tool Kit is to serve as a resource
for practice and educational institutions/organizations implementing
the Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) into their care delivery systems.
Elements of the Tool Kit are organized around Kotter's (1996)
eight stages of change: 1) establishing a sense of urgency;
2) creating the guiding coalition; 3) developing a vision
and strategy; 4) communicating the change vision; 5) empowering
broad-based action; 6) generating short-term wins; 7) consolidating
gains and producing more change; and 8) anchoring new approaches
in the culture.
Using the Tool Kit
Under each of Kotter's stages of change
are listed articles, presentations, media, references, and
other tools to be of assistance in incorporating this new
role in practice settings. Many of the suggested aids are
available at AACN's web site: www.aacn.nche.edu.
Consider the Tool Kit a work
in progress. New materials will be added to the Tool Kit as
new documents and information becomes available. These new
materials will be marked on the toolkit as new or updated
so that when revisiting, toolkit users need only to quickly
browse for the new, flagged resources. Your feedback on the
usefulness of these materials as well as suggestions for other
assistive information is welcomed.
Kotter, J.P. (1996). Leading change.
Boston: Harvard Business School Press.