clinical nurse specialist
- 0Feb 20 by Barbrama61I am an RN and have worked in critical care for over 15 years in a major teaching hospital. I am contemplating the idea of furthering my education to obtain my masters degree to become a clinical nurse specialist. I have spoken to and observed many clinical nurse specialists over the years and have some knowledge of what the job entails. I would like to ask all those who are already in this position if there is any advice you have to offer me for this new goal that I have.
- 0Feb 20 by GrnTea, BSN, MSN, RNSee if the job you want to go to will give you tuition assistance or comp time off for school. Get involved with (or create) a peer group to share experiences, resources, et al. with people who will be working around you. We had a monthly lunch with CS's from five or six hospitals around here, and it was very supportive and satisfying.
It's a great job. I love it when I did it.