Bob Lapointe, MSN, RN, CNL, CPHQ
Bob LaPointe, MSN, RN, CNL, CPHQ, is a graduate of Seton Hall University College of Nursing’s inaugural Clinical Nurse Leader class. He served as CNLA President-Elect from 2011-2013 and as the Association’s President from 2013-2015; he is now the VA Liaison to the CNLA Board. In 2016 Mr. LaPointe was honored to be the recipient of the CNL Vanguard Award by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing and the Commission on Nurse Certification. Currently, Bob works in Clinical Informatics at Corporal J. Crescenz VA Medical Center in Philadelphia, where he previously worked for seven years as a CNL in Medical Telemetry. He was also Interim Director of Quality Management, and ACLS/BLS Coordinator, among other roles. Bob was on the VA’s national Telemetry Guidebook taskforce, and he was an active member of the national Acute Care EHR workgroup from 2018-2022, including two years as co-chair of the med/surg team. Bob was an Assistant Clinical Professor in the CNL program at Drexel University from 2019-2022. He was previously a founding member of the VA Office of Nursing Services’ national CNL Field Advisory Committee and the Clinical Nurse Leader Research Collaborative (CNLRC). He is passionate about the Clinical Nurse Leader role, complexity science, and the opportunities that emerge from synergy.
As prior President-Elect, President, and Past President of CNLA, Bob brings detailed knowledge of the organization. During his tenure the board expanded chapter membership and initiated strategic planning with AACN, CNC, and CNLA. He hopes to build on the contributions of many leaders to help CNLs and the CNL Community meet the current demands of healthcare. Bob is motivated by the integration of clinical practice, change management, high reliability, and financial stewardship in the development of safer, more effective care. He is invested in rigorous measurement, disciplined improvement, and in the power of stories.
Bob is excited to engage again with the ICNLA Board and advisory board, partner organizations, academia and interprofessional advocates of all kinds to help move the Clinical Nurse Leader community forward. Before Bob became a nurse, he was a director of quality in a behavioral health non-profit. He worked closely with the board, learning non-profit management. He also served as a board member for a children’s educational non-profit in Baltimore.
Please contact Bob using the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org