Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS)

The Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) is an advanced practice RN (APN) possessing an MSN as well as specialty certification. The CNS is an educator, consultant, researcher, leader, and/or health care provider who usually has a specialty practice area such as diabetes, cardiology, respiratory, dialysis, pediatrics or psychiatric-mental health.

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  2. Exam Troubles
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  3. Clinical Nurse Specialist-Pediatrics?
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  4. Perinatal CNS No Certification??
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  5. research nurse practitioner vs biomedical engineer
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  6. Looking at CNS vs ACNP for APRN First Assist??
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  7. Please help!
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  8. Is CNS masters program a bad idea for regular RN on hospital floor?
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  9. In Need Of Great CNS Review!!
    by Fusser1485 Jun 6
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  10. CNS Salary advice
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    LM NY
  11. MSN Grad Schools - Philadelphia
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  12. Need Preceptors Houston TX!!
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  13. chemotherapy
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  14. Will be taking CNS exam next week - any tips?
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  15. Chemotherapy specialist interview
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  16. UCLA Phasing Out CNS?
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  17. Non-Prescribing CNS-What's Your Role?
    by MurseJJ May 8
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  18. Help with Chicagoland CNS preceptor
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  19. Phasing out CNS
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  20. Shame on you ANCC : Psych CNS: Don't precept Psych NP's
    by dmarie82 Sep 13, '16
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  21. How much money do clinical nurse specialists make?
    by lilythorburn Feb 7
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  22. CNS Preceptors for a Current Student In Oklahoma
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  23. Psychiatric/Mental Health CNS Versus Child Services Social Work
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  24. CNS role questions
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  25. Allergy or Normal Reaction?
    by clockwood Oct 30, '16
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  26. CNS to DNP
    by ray-man Sep 11, '16
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  27. CNS title
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  28. I'm speechless!!!
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  29. Career change to CNS
    by eshilts Jan 19, '16
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  30. Merry Christmas from the PA BON
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