Audra Pfund is a certified clinical nurse leader at the Portland VA Medical Center in Portland, OR. She received her bachelor of arts from Luther College, then attended University of Portland to obtain her master's in nursing in a clinical nurse leader program. She obtained her clinical nurse leader (CNL) certification and has worked as a CNL for over 2 years at the Portland VA Medical Center on a high-acuity medical-surgical unit. The unit specialty populations include vascular surgery, general surgery, neurosurgery, and urology patients, and medicine patients.
As the unit CNL, she performs a multitude of tasks, including attending multidisciplinary team meetings and coordinating care of complex patients, creating and providing staff education, and implementing best-practice initiatives based on evidence.