Queens University of Charlotte Professor Serves as President of ICNLA

Grace Buttriss, DNP, and Clinical Nurse Leader Coordinator at Queens University of Charlotte, has taken on the role of President of the Clinical Nurse Leader Association.

Grace Buttriss, DNP and Clinical Nurse Leader Coordinator for the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program at Queens University of Charlotte’s Presbyterian School of Nursing, is now serving as President of the International Clinical Nurse Leader Association (ICNLA).

“My role as the current ICNLA President is to support the mission and vision of the organization while encouraging the education, promotion and support of the CNL role within healthcare institutions,” Buttriss said. “This support includes highlighting the optimal patient outcomes achieved by Clinical Nurse Leaders across the globe.”

In addition to her leadership role at ICNLA, Buttriss served as a contributor to the Advanced Physical Assessment chapter in the CNL Certification Review textbook first and second editions, served as an item writer for the Clinical Nurse Leader Certification Exam, and a reviewer for nursing publications including The Journal of Nursing Care Quality, International Journal of Clinical Nursing, and Journal of Clinical Nursing.

Her work in collaboration with The Journal of Nursing Care Quality resulted in an Annual Research Award for ICNLA members.

In addition to her work at the university, Buttriss maintains a clinical practice at Novant Health as a family nurse practitioner, is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society for Nursing, and serves as Charlotte Chapter Treasurer and National Continuing Education Committee member for the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners.

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About Queens University of Charlotte:
Founded in 1857, Queens University of Charlotte is a private, co-educational university with a commitment to liberal arts and professional studies. Located in the heart of historic Charlotte, North Carolina, Queens serves approximately 2,400 undergraduate and graduate students. Notable recognition includes being ranked No. 20 among regional universities in the South by U.S. News & World Report in 2018.