Morningside nursing professor wins Commission on Nurse Certification contest

Mar 26, 2020 • Graduate Nursing, Faculty & Staff News, Honors & Awards
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Sioux City, IA – Dianna Sorenson, professor of nursing and coordinator for the Master of Science in Nursing: Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) track at Morningside College, was selected as the faculty winner for the Commission on Nurse Certification’s 2020 “I Have the CNL Power!” contest. Dianna Sorenson 

The “I Have the CNL Power!” contest is an initiative by the Commission on Nurse Certification, an autonomous arm of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, that celebrates the importance of Clinical Nurse Leaders in the healthcare system. Clinical Nurse Leaders play a key role in coordinating the care of patients in complex situations and provide a high level of clinical competence that can improve patient outcomes and implement innovations in care delivery. Sorenson’s submission discussed the importance of Clinical Nurse Leader educators who transform advanced nursing education for nurses working towards their CNL.

“For me, this honor provides an opportunity to demonstrate how I use my CNL skillet within my role as an educator. I take pride in keeping students safe in their educational environment and giving them a space to learn under my guidance,” said Sorenson. “I hope my essay displays respect for the knowledge and wisdom gained from my teachers and colleagues over the years and highlights my dedication to being a servant leader and advocate for my students, the CNL role, and the Morningside graduate nursing program.”

Morningside’s online Master of Science in Nursing: Clinical Nurse Leader track prepares graduates to be eligible for national certification as a Clinical Nurse Leader through the Commission on Nurse Certification. With flexible coursework schedules, supportive faculty, and opportunities for dynamic collaboration and networking, Morningside’s program is ready to help nurses take the next step in their career. Learn more about graduate nursing programs at Morningside here or by clicking the button below.

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