Hospital Setting, What is Your Title?


  • Specializes in OR RN Circulator, Scrub; Management. Has 22 years experience.

Happy Monday!

Looking for any suggestions, information, advice as to what your formal job title/classification is at your facility?

Seeking feedback and input from clinical nurse educators that have either a BSN or MSN degree for the job.

Right now, the title CNS is used, Clinical Nurse Specialist but that brings about many red flags and questions so were looking at CNES, Clincial Nurse Education Specialist.........and some of us are fine with Nurse Educator:)

Thank you for your time.


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Specializes in L&D; Case Management; Nursing Education. Has 20 years experience.

I have a BSN and teach nursing clinicals. I'm just called the "Nursing Instructor." What else would you need to be called?


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I'm not an advanced degree nurse, but it seems to me that the word "clinical" is redundant--aren't all nurses "clinical"? What does that word do to add clarity to what you are trying to convey? Personally, I would prefer Nurse Educator because it is simple and to-the-point.

Dave Dunn, RN