I am a new CCNS in Ohio. I have just been offered a CNS position in ICU. I have 9 years of ICU experience as a staff nurse. I'm the first CNS hired at this facility and almost no one even knows what a CNS is. I start salary negotiations next week. I have no clue what range of salary I should ask for or expect. CNSs in Ohio are APN. Can anyone please tell me a salary range I should ask for. Is it the same as a NP?