The clinical nurse leader provides oversight of patient care for a specific group of patients. Clinical nurse leaders also participate in patient care giving themselves. The knowledge base of a clinical nurse leader is wider and more generalized than a nurse that specializes in one specific category. The clinical nurse leader is part of a team of health care professionals that includes doctors, pharmacists, social workers, registered nurses and nurse specialists. Their education and skills combined with the other team members provides patients with a total care package.

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