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This is a discussion on CIC Certificate in Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS), part of Advanced Practice Nursing ... Where are the programs to get a CIC? I am an RN BSN, with at least two years in infectious disease....by caulie Apr 4, '06Where are the programs to get a CIC? I am an RN BSN, with at least two years in infectious disease. What is the cost and how long does the certification take to complete. What are the courses and needed and their descrition. Please send any additional info you feel would be helpful. Does having a CIC make you a CNS?
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- Apr 6, '06 by WashYaHandsInformation about becoming certified in Infection Control can be found at the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. web site www.cbic.org
Having a CIC is a certification in infection control does not authorize practice as a CNS. A CNS is a registered nurse who has completed a master's degree program that is accredited to include clinical nurse specialist components (education and clinical practicum) in the curriculum. There may be a master's program with a CNS focus in infection control out there somewhere.
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