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. adult psychiatric cns ancc test- Passed
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    by deb18 Jul 14, '09
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    carol6001
  2. Interview(Please help)
    by TiffanyRN!! Mar 7, '12
    5
    TiffanyRN!!
  3. CNS certification exam
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    by ricknick92 Jun 5, '08
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    nicolein
  4. Interviewee needed!!
    by N1colina Mar 1, '12
    4
    N1colina
  5. Chronic viral meningitis
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    by Sebmax Apr 3, '03
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    traumaRUs
  6. need advise on becoming a CNS
    by ERNurseScott Feb 19, '12
    1
    juan de la cruz
  7. MSN only requirement for CNS?
    by mommy2boysaz Jan 27, '12
    15
    mommy2boysaz
  8. CNS as Educators
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    by ChelleChelle Sep 1, '07
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    llg
  9. CNS educational programs
    by Noimanurse May 24, '11
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    Ahhphoey
  10. CNS prescriptive Authority in IL
    by chibikurumi Jan 11, '12
    3
    traumaRUs
  11. So Excited!!
    by Ahhphoey May 13, '11
    8
    GitanoRN
  12. PLEASE HELP!!!  CCNS Exam Review
    by stacy9998 Jan 4, '12
    2
    canoe42965
  13. Anyone taken the peds CNS exam recently?
    by traumaRUs Jun 30, '10
    2
    traumaRUs
  14. NACNS Conference March 2012 in Chicago - anyone going?
    by traumaRUs Dec 14, '11
  15. Direct-entry CNS programs: ridiculous idea?
    by laflaca Dec 6, '11
    2
    laflaca
  16. CNS! Is this a Dying Specialty!?
    by Visuals Mar 14, '11
    60
    Dr.Naija_Queen
  17. CNS salary?
    by obprof Aug 13, '11
    6
    wabbott
  18. Is it hard to get into MSN program
    by LynnLRN Nov 22, '11
    1
    czyja
  19. psych child CNS vs. adult psych NP
    by RNvampire Sep 7, '11
    5
    traumaRUs
  20. DPS and DEA
    by LeapofFaith Oct 24, '11
  21. Anyone know of any job sites for psych cns?
    by scottRN1975 Sep 29, '11
    1
    NICU_babyRN
  22. New RN-?'s for CNS OR CNL
    by 2BlessedRN Oct 3, '11
    2
    dwagner100
  23. Please help! I need to interview a cns for a paper :)
    by climbrn Sep 28, '11
    2
    climbrn
  24. Please help! I need a np interveiw for a paper
    by climbrn Sep 27, '11
    2
    climbrn
  25. Clinical Nurse Specialist
    by pmshiftrn Sep 13, '11
    13
    traumaRUs
  26. ANY CNS's/NP's in Ortho, Spine, Neuro or Combo Units
    by bsnanat2 Sep 15, '11
  27. On line CNS for psych
    by mtsteelhorse Aug 4, '11
    4
    RNvampire
  28. ANCC - CNS Adult PMH.  Study suggestions
    by tineann May 1, '11
    5
    mtsteelhorse
  29. Psychiatric CNS in Pennsylvania
    by jpRN84 Apr 5, '10
    4
    cniro7PMHNP-BC
  30. Beginning the CNS journey
    by Mom To 4 Jun 28, '11
    7
    luvleee
  31. Clinical Nurse Specialist
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    by AngelsRN Aug 30, '06
    23
    grywlf1976
  32. Any kind souls willing to answer thoughtful 12 question written interview for me?
    by cb_rn Jun 5, '10
    9
    skelley53
  33. Does anyone know of a perioperative NP or CNS program?
    by LuvTheOR Jan 15, '11
    9
    LuvTheOR
  34. Any ED CNS' here?
    by WineCountryRN Jan 9, '11
    4
    traumaRUs
  35. Peds CNS...did I make a bad decision!?!?
    by crpRN Oct 21, '10
    8
    nola1202
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