RN seeking CNS :)


  • Specializes in Emergency Medicine. Has 6 years experience.

Good afternoon fellow healthcare workers!! One busy week for many of us I'm sure.

I need a small favor from a willing CNS.

I recently started NP school (I mean recently....as in 3 days ago!) at Georgia State University. My first assignment is to interview a CNS and then write a 4 page paper about it. This would be a phone interview ranging from 15-30 minutes maximum. The questions I would be asking are listed below. I would GREATLY appreciate anyone who would be willing to help this NP student :)))))

Also if someone is willing to just reply here with answers I could make that work as well. THANK YOU.

How long have you been a CNS?

What was your first job when starting your career?

Why did you choose the CNS track?

What do you see as some of the differences between NP and CNS?

What are you working in currently?

What does the staffing look like on a typical day?

How do you feel about the level of autonomy as an CNS?

What does your typical work day look like?

What do you feel like is your main role throughout the day?

What do you see as your greatest responsibility of the work day?

Do you face any reimbursement issues in your current role?

What certifications must you maintain?

How much continuing education does the CNS position require?


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Specializes in Emergency Medicine. Has 6 years experience.

.....anyone .....:))))

Specializes in CVICU, MICU, Burn ICU. Has 27 years experience.

I am not yet a practicing CNS but am studying to take my boards as a Acute Care CNS - Adult Gero. I can answer your questions from that perspective, but not as an experienced CNS. PM me if you'd like my response.


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Specializes in Psych MH & Addiction Medicine. Has 36 years experience.

Hi WestCoastSunRNMSN -

I just saw your posting. If you still need to interview a CNS, I would be glad to volunteer 30 minutes of time. I have been a psych MH CNS since 1993 and an RN since 1987. Send me a text on my cell phone at 720-519-5059 if so, and we'll set up a time. I work in Albuquerque NM as an Addiction Medicine Consult Liaison CNS so could take a lunch time (never do that - :) ) to talk on a less busy day. If you already have this completed - hope your boards went well!

Juliana Wisher, RN, MSN, PMHCNS-BC