I am going to school to be a CNS. I have three questions.
1. Can an adult CNS work at a primary care clinic (as long as he is only seeing adult patients)? Or would this be out of the scope of practice? I know they generally work in specialty clinics (I live in a rural area, so there aren't many specialty clinics).
2. Can an adult CNS run her own clinic (a "womens health clinic")? I know I would need a doctor to oversee the practice in the state of texas.
3. Is experience in a hospital setting as a floor nurse required in order to find work as an APN? I notice that many NPs have experience here (it's required in order to go to school for NP), but PA's do similar jobs as NPs and do not have experience working as a nurse.