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This is a discussion on Board Certified in Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS), part of Advanced Practice Nursing ... Hi I was wondering if there are different boards to certify the different specialties of the CNS,...by pokey_2010 Apr 4, '10Hi I was wondering if there are different boards to certify the different specialties of the CNS, or does it fall under one the ANCC? Are most CNS's board certified? Is it a requirement? What professional organizations for a new CNS?
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- Apr 4, '10 by traumaRUsAt the present time, ANCC is the only choice for CNS certification. I think most CNS's do get board certified.
- Apr 4, '10 by elkparkYes, the ANCC is only organization that certifies CNSs. All the CNS job postings I've ever seen have specified the employer requires certification, and I believe (someone correct me if I'm wrong! ) that the states that offer additional licensure for CNSs require certification -- I know that mine and the "next-door" state do.
- Apr 20, '10 by MedicineCNSMy state allows any graduate specialty exam... AACN for the CCNS works here and there are some loopholes for other specialties. I went through ANCC though.