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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  1. Clinical Nurse specialist???
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    by Lee2584 Oct 13, '08
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    MccRnGuy
  2. How competitive are CNS programs?
    by grownuprosie May 17, '12
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    grownuprosie
  3. Salary negotiations
    by stacy9998 May 12, '12
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    traumaRUs
  4. JSU's online MSN?
    by Jess793B May 3, '12
  5. DPN v. CNS or CNL
    by WKShadowRN Apr 23, '12
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    WKShadowRN
  6. CNS vs NP?
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    by NICUplease Apr 17, '08
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    WKShadowRN
  7. Anyone know about this online Adult Health CNS program?
    by leenie71 Oct 21, '11
    2
    SHGR
  8. CNS-Women's Health in California
    by kris443 Apr 11, '12
  9. Need help preparing for the Adult Health CNS exam
    by RN_Wannabee Apr 11, '12
  10. Ancc cns med/surg exam
    by LeapofFaith Jan 6, '11
    11
    btoprani2002
  11. Need help from a CNS!
    by Mommy2be Mar 23, '12
    3
    Mommy2be
  12. Adult CNS or NP for advanced practice with Wound/Ostomy
    by coupb8222 Mar 21, '12
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    coupb8222
  13. CNS to FNP
    by JinJerEvans Feb 4, '12
    12
    btoprani2002
  14. adult psychiatric cns ancc test- Passed
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    by deb18 Jul 14, '09
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    carol6001
  15. Interview(Please help)
    by TiffanyRN!! Mar 7, '12
    5
    TiffanyRN!!
  16. CNS certification exam
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    by ricknick92 Jun 5, '08
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    nicolein
  17. Interviewee needed!!
    by N1colina Mar 1, '12
    4
    N1colina
  18. Chronic viral meningitis
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    by Sebmax Apr 3, '03
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    traumaRUs
  19. need advise on becoming a CNS
    by ERNurseScott Feb 19, '12
    1
    juan de la cruz
  20. MSN only requirement for CNS?
    by mommy2boysaz Jan 27, '12
    15
    mommy2boysaz
  21. CNS as Educators
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    by ChelleChelle Sep 1, '07
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    llg
  22. CNS educational programs
    by Noimanurse May 24, '11
    10
    Ahhphoey
  23. CNS prescriptive Authority in IL
    by chibikurumi Jan 11, '12
    3
    traumaRUs
  24. So Excited!!
    by Ahhphoey May 13, '11
    8
    GitanoRN
  25. PLEASE HELP!!!  CCNS Exam Review
    by stacy9998 Jan 4, '12
    2
    canoe42965
  26. Anyone taken the peds CNS exam recently?
    by traumaRUs Jun 30, '10
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    traumaRUs
  27. NACNS Conference March 2012 in Chicago - anyone going?
    by traumaRUs Dec 14, '11
  28. Direct-entry CNS programs: ridiculous idea?
    by laflaca Dec 6, '11
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    laflaca
  29. CNS! Is this a Dying Specialty!?
    by Visuals Mar 14, '11
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    Dr.Naija_Queen
  30. CNS salary?
    by obprof Aug 13, '11
    6
    wabbott
  31. Is it hard to get into MSN program
    by LynnLRN Nov 22, '11
    1
    czyja
  32. psych child CNS vs. adult psych NP
    by RNvampire Sep 7, '11
    5
    traumaRUs
  33. DPS and DEA
    by LeapofFaith Oct 24, '11
  34. Anyone know of any job sites for psych cns?
    by scottRN1975 Sep 29, '11
    1
    NICU_babyRN
  35. New RN-?'s for CNS OR CNL
    by 2BlessedRN Oct 3, '11
    2
    dwagner100
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