Quote from Franjcamp
Do you know of any case managers who are CNL's?
Please correct me if I am mistaken. My understanding of CNL is that it is a college degree that is realtively new to academia and has spread throughout many Universities offering a BSN or MSN program. It is not an actual title or specialty within nursing that has been adopted widley by employers
. Rather employers of Nurses continue to use Nurses with work experience and advanced degrees
to include Clinical Nurse Specialists, MSNs/something else, NPs, MBAs, MPHs, etc. as their Clinical Nurse Leaders (Charge Nurses, Assistant Nurse Managers (ANMs) and Assistant Directors of Nursing (ADONs), NMs, DONs, House Supservisors, etc). Therefore, the answer to your question for most Case Managers is probably a "No."
Not to say that there are not nurses with CNL degrees working as Case Managers... The majority of major employers require a BSN with at least 2-3 years of bedside work expeirence at minimum. So, there are many of us with advanced degrees working as front-line Case Managers on a day-to-day basis before we move into management. I imagine that those with CNL degrees have joined the ranks as front-line CMs as well, where he/she can join the ranks of a manager eventually, just like the rest of us.