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. ANCC - CNS Adult PMH.  Study suggestions
    by tineann May 1, '11
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    mtsteelhorse
  2. Psychiatric CNS in Pennsylvania
    by jpRN84 Apr 5, '10
    4
    cniro7PMHNP-BC
  3. Beginning the CNS journey
    by Mom To 4 Jun 28, '11
    7
    luvleee
  4. Clinical Nurse Specialist
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    by AngelsRN Aug 30, '06
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    grywlf1976
  5. Any kind souls willing to answer thoughtful 12 question written interview for me?
    by cb_rn Jun 5, '10
    9
    skelley53
  6. Does anyone know of a perioperative NP or CNS program?
    by LuvTheOR Jan 15, '11
    9
    LuvTheOR
  7. Any ED CNS' here?
    by WineCountryRN Jan 9, '11
    4
    traumaRUs
  8. Peds CNS...did I make a bad decision!?!?
    by crpRN Oct 21, '10
    8
    nola1202
  9. Clinical Ed Specialist
    by acemanti May 12, '11
    1
    llg
  10. Is CNS the right fit?
    by Jules65RN Apr 15, '11
    2
    traumaRUs
  11. Challenges in CNS role
    by pb30 Apr 1, '11
    2
    pb30
  12. Acute/adult clinical nurse specialist Preceptor
    by tracel1 Mar 21, '11
    1
    RN_Wannabee
  13. Public/Community Health CNS
    by ans2680 Jun 9, '10
    8
    odinhoub2422
  14. Master's Thesis Topic
    by missgill Jan 8, '11
    3
    WineCountryRN
  15. Work more with nurses than patients as a CNS?
    by Joe NightingMale Jan 3, '11
    8
    llg
  16. Limited CNS schools should I be worried?
    by tyloo Dec 24, '10
    20
    traumaRUs
  17. advice for FNP maybe go for peds CNS?
    by shannons1 Dec 27, '10
    5
    traumaRUs
  18. Is acute care CNS the right decision?
    by stacy9998 Dec 15, '10
    2
    canchaser
  19. Peds CNS
    by traumaRUs Dec 16, '10
    2
    traumaRUs
  20. Is CNS a master's degree?
    by Jenn329 Dec 12, '10
    1
    llg
  21. Hi everyone!
    by TamTam23 Dec 5, '10
    2
    jahra
  22. I want to continue on with school... but which route?
    by JSBoston Apr 14, '10
    11
    jahra
  23. Orthopedic CNS
    by jahra Nov 25, '10
  24. CNS or RN degree? - Advice needed!
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    by Newbie7 Oct 1, '09
    22
    neatnurse30
  25. PLEASE Help with Interview questions
    by tabymac Oct 10, '10
  26. Is ORIF hardware always removed?
    by Nursing12345 Jun 1, '10
    5
    sunlitmeadow
  27. Psych CNS - Independent Practice in S. Florida?
    by adaptation Jan 17, '10
    5
    robateau
  28. Help:  APNs needed for interview
    by eager1hasbegun Sep 8, '10
  29. Hours CNS work a week?
    by Lawne Sep 4, '10
    1
    traumaRUs
  30. Help! I need to interview a CNS
    by maomao Aug 30, '10
    6
    traumaRUs
  31. Neonatal CNS exam
    by cajrio Aug 20, '10
    1
    traumaRUs
  32. Looking for Future Preceptors
    by st4rl4dy Aug 14, '10
  33. Prospects for a FNP with a Psych secondary certification
    by t2krookie Jul 20, '10
    10
    panman
  34. Prescriptive Authority in GA
    by jlhs1969 May 7, '10
    5
    SharonH, RN
  35. what kind of masters program to become a CNS?
    by haitianrn Jul 13, '10
    8
    juan de la cruz
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