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. Finding preceptor for CNS program
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    by hisblueskies Dec 12, '07
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    traumaRUs
  2. State of CA CNS vs. NP
    by allsmiles2008 Dec 21, '09
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    elkpark
  3. CNS Scope of Practice in Mississippi
    by Bumashes May 29, '10
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    Bumashes
  4. cns scope of practice
    by harveyla May 20, '10
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    harveyla
  5. Parent - Child CNS?
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    by waterlily252 Jan 18, '09
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    ans2680
  6. Board Certified
    by pokey_2010 Apr 4, '10
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    MedicineCNS
  7. can you work part-time or prn as a cns??
    by NICU<3RN Mar 17, '10
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    MedicineCNS
  8. CNS Core Exam: Need advise from those that have taken it!
    by pt safety Mar 9, '10
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    pt safety
  9. Gotta vent!!!
    by traumaRUs Mar 5, '10
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    traumaRUs
  10. Perinatal/Neonatal CNS Salary?
    by NICU<3RN Mar 6, '10
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    NICU<3RN
  11. Don't want to leave the bedside but interested in an advance degree
    by sistasoul Feb 27, '10
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    crpRN
  12. ANCC Certification Exam PMH CNS
    by jlhs1969 Feb 20, '10
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    jlhs1969
  13. benefits of Peds CNS vs. PNP...?
    by crpRN Mar 1, '10
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    traumaRUs
  14. What about the new generalist CNS exam?  Anyone else gotten this email from ANCC?
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    by traumaRUs Aug 1, '09
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    jlhs1969
  15. Need to contact a GCNS outside of OH for school
    by gospodarich Jan 28, '10
  16. Study materials for CNS exam???
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    by traumaRUs Oct 16, '09
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    traumaRUs
  17. Have any CNS's moved from one state to another and lost their APN priviledges???
    by traumaRUs Jan 14, '10
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    traumaRUs
  18. MSN - CNS vs. MSN - Nurse Education
    by TJ_RN Dec 28, '09
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    TJ_RN
  19. Just Curious***
    by wife&mommyRN Dec 31, '09
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    traumaRUs
  20. Family NP, Ped, NP, Psych NP
    by Julz034 Oct 27, '09
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    Whispera
  21. Online CNS programs
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    by RNangel98 Apr 30, '09
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    ROLO
  22. Interview questions for CNS position
    by Myethpio Dec 25, '09
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    ROLO
  23. CNS and Clinical/Practicum
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    by mona b RN Oct 14, '09
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    ROLO
  24. Can I interview you in exchange for cookies? (gluten free?)
    by deenasao Dec 14, '09
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    LisaDNP
  25. Anyone LOVE being an ACUTE CARE CNS?!?!
    by 2bnurse_it Nov 22, '09
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    traumaRUs
  26. Becomina a CNS?
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    by Ahhphoey Jul 31, '09
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    ans2680
  27. psych CNS vs PMH-NP
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    by LolaBunnie Apr 22, '09
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    mona b RN
  28. How can a CNS specialize in otology, otoneurology, or neurotology?
    by Inspired By Silence Oct 24, '09
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  29. What is the difference?
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    by AliciaB Dec 29, '03
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    traumaRUs
  30. Job prospect with MN degree
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    by GirloftheSun Oct 10, '09
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    ghillbert
  31. I Don't Get It?
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    by EDRN357 Oct 7, '09
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    traumaRUs
  32. CNS vs. NP
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    by incublissRN Feb 7, '07
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    Whispera
  33. Want to become a CNS in pain management
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    by Heogog53 Aug 9, '09
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    Heogog53
  34. CNS is an Advanced Nurse Practice?
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    by Inspire1983 Jul 20, '09
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    traumaRUs
  35. NP survey-- Please help
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    by avery Jul 16, '09
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    traumaRUs
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