Beginning the CNS journey

  1. I have been accepted to Liberty University's MSN program. At the end of the 2 years I will be able to sit for the Clinical Nurse Specialist in Acute Adult Care. Any Advice anyone can give me is appreciated
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  3. by   traumaRUs
    Congratulations! What type of job will you be looking for? Do you have to find your own preceptors?
  4. by   Palliative Care, DNP
    Yes I do have to find my own preceptors but there are several at my hospital who will help me outI am hoping to find a CNS position at the hospital when I am finished. Wharever unit has an opening would be ok.
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  6. by   Ahhphoey
    Congratulations! A few of my coworkers have graduated from that program, plus I know one who is currently attending and another who will be starting this fall (hopefully). I wish I had known about Liberty's program when I began working on my MSN, could have save a lot of time and money (I'll be doing a post MSN CNS program starting this fall). Good luck!
  7. by   charlottegirl
    Congrats!! I'll be with you on your journey I am doing the RN-MSN bridge far I have completed all of the undergrad requirements and the grad level theory class. I take Adv Pathophys and Adv Health Assessment in the fall
    I'm excited but I am uncertain of what I will do once I graduate....I guess we have two years to figure all of this out!
  8. by   cfaith
    I graduated LU last year. They were great. I work in Substance Abuse, as a Clinical Quality Improvement Manager and help establish practice policy and educate nurses.
    Best of luck!
  9. by   luvleee
    I'm also very excited to start at UAB for their MSN/CNS degree.

    I am currently the RN Care Coordinator for an Atlanta-area clinic. We are opening a clinic based on the patient-centered medical home. My role will be built around monitoring our patients on a continuum of care, and using our databases to manage the populations of our most common chronic illnesses.

    I've always wanted to be a CNS, and I suddenly happened upon this coordinator role for this clinic almost a month ago, so I have been developing this new position during these past 3 weeks. Then, was excitedly offered a spot in the CNS program this past week.

    Someone is telling me this is where i'm supposed to be and what i'm supposed to be doing.

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