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. CNS Core Exam: Need advise from those that have taken it!
    by pt safety Mar 9, '10
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    pt safety
  2. Gotta vent!!!
    by traumaRUs Mar 5, '10
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    traumaRUs
  3. Perinatal/Neonatal CNS Salary?
    by NICU<3RN Mar 6, '10
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    NICU<3RN
  4. Don't want to leave the bedside but interested in an advance degree
    by sistasoul Feb 27, '10
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    crpRN
  5. ANCC Certification Exam PMH CNS
    by jlhs1969 Feb 20, '10
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    jlhs1969
  6. benefits of Peds CNS vs. PNP...?
    by crpRN Mar 1, '10
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    traumaRUs
  7. 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
  8. Need to contact a GCNS outside of OH for school
    by gospodarich Jan 28, '10
  9. Study materials for CNS exam???
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    by traumaRUs Oct 16, '09
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    traumaRUs
  10. 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
  11. MSN - CNS vs. MSN - Nurse Education
    by TJ_RN Dec 28, '09
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    TJ_RN
  12. Just Curious***
    by wife&mommyRN Dec 31, '09
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    traumaRUs
  13. Family NP, Ped, NP, Psych NP
    by Julz034 Oct 27, '09
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    Whispera
  14. Online CNS programs
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    by RNangel98 Apr 30, '09
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    ROLO
  15. Interview questions for CNS position
    by Myethpio Dec 25, '09
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    ROLO
  16. CNS and Clinical/Practicum
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    by mona b RN Oct 14, '09
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    ROLO
  17. Can I interview you in exchange for cookies? (gluten free?)
    by deenasao Dec 14, '09
    2
    LisaDNP
  18. Anyone LOVE being an ACUTE CARE CNS?!?!
    by 2bnurse_it Nov 22, '09
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    traumaRUs
  19. Becomina a CNS?
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    by Ahhphoey Jul 31, '09
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    ans2680
  20. psych CNS vs PMH-NP
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    by LolaBunnie Apr 22, '09
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    mona b RN
  21. How can a CNS specialize in otology, otoneurology, or neurotology?
    by Inspired By Silence Oct 24, '09
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  22. What is the difference?
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    by AliciaB Dec 29, '03
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    traumaRUs
  23. Job prospect with MN degree
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    by GirloftheSun Oct 10, '09
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    ghillbert
  24. I Don't Get It?
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    by EDRN357 Oct 7, '09
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    traumaRUs
  25. CNS vs. NP
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    by incublissRN Feb 7, '07
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    Whispera
  26. Want to become a CNS in pain management
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    by Heogog53 Aug 9, '09
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    Heogog53
  27. CNS is an Advanced Nurse Practice?
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    by Inspire1983 Jul 20, '09
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    traumaRUs
  28. NP survey-- Please help
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    by avery Jul 16, '09
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    traumaRUs
  29. CNS or NP with cardiac specialty?
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    by marie mendoza Jul 15, '09
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    traumaRUs
  30. Pharmacy Nursing?
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    by cutebrnkze Jul 16, '09
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    oohnurse
  31. Any advanced practice rehab nurses in Ohio
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    by hollierncrrn Jul 2, '09
  32. Psychiatric CNS job in Rhode Island
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    by Balki Jun 29, '09
  33. Nursing web site help please
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    by snowyRN Jun 26, '09
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    moonshadeau
  34. Years of experience necessary/recommended before becoming CNS in psychiatric nursing?
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    by jo716 Jun 10, '09
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  35. Anyone know of a Post-master's certificate program
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    by moonshadeau Jun 18, '09
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    moonshadeau
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