Clinical Nurse Specialist?

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    I've been lurking on the CNS board and it seems like the consensus is that the CNS role can vary a lot based on the state. Is the CNS a role that is used a lot in Pennsylvania? I think the traditional CNS role is something that I would be interested in, but I have no sense of how marketable it would actually be in this state.

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    During late 1980's early 9O's, many CNS staff development positions in Philly area were axed--- brought back few yrs later---sone had BSN, other any MSN degree requirments. Seemed to douse CNS education in my area.
    See few job postings for this role.
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    That's what I was afraid of. I'm in the Philly area too. I always thought I'd want to be an NP but after seeing what the NPs do that I work with....it's not what I want to be doing.

    Oh well. It's something I'll keep in the back of my mind- I'm not ready to go back to school yet so am just brainstorming. Thanks for your reponse!
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    Oy, well according to the PA BON, there are 53 CNS in the state with active licenses vs 7,298 CRNPs as of 3/11/11. That's certainly telling.


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