CNS Institute

The Clinical Nurse Specialist Institute

In 2016 the Clinical Nurse Specialist Institute was founded as an arm of NACNS to develop and promote the charitable, educational, innovative clinical practice, and scientific purposes of the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists.     Donate today!

Trustees of the CNS Institute are:

Chair: Melissa Craft, PhD, APRN-CNS, AOCN
Assistant Professor, University of Oklahoma Fran and Earl Ziegler College of Nursing, Oklahoma City, Okla.

Vice Chair: Susan B. Fowler, RN, PhD, CNRN, FAHA
Independent Consultant, B.E. Smith, Lenexa , Kan.

Secretary: Anne Hysong, MSN, APRN, CCNS, ACNS-BC (outgoing)
Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist, Gwinnett Medical Center-Duluth, Duluth, Ga.

Secretary: Tracy Chamblee, PhD, RN, PCNS-BC, CPPS (incoming)
Senior Director, Quality Patient Safety, Children’s Health System, Dallas, Texas

Treasurer: Nancy Albert, PhD, CCNS, CCRN, NE-BC, FAHA, FCCM, FHFSA, FAAN
Associate Chief Nursing Officer, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio

Trustee: Gayle Timmerman, PhD, RN, CNS, FAAN
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas

NACNS hopes members will support the CNS Institute with tribute gifts or cash donations. Donations to the CNS Institute are tax deductible and a great way to continue to impact the future of the CNS role.

Have a question?  Send your email to with CNS Institute in the subject line.

Celebrate CNS Week – September 1 – 7, 2017 – Give a tribute gift in honor of a CNS friend, colleague or mentor.  The tributes will be listed on the CNS Institute website.  What better way to honor someone who has helped your career?  Donate today!

Ask your employer about matching donations to ensure your gift has an even larger impact. Many employers will match donations when giving to nonprofits, like the CNS Institute. The CNS Institute’s tax ID number is 81-4345954.

The CNS Institute is a participating member in the AmazonSmile donation program.  If you select the CNS Institute as your 501(c) 3 organization, you can then shop on through the AmazonSmile program and a portion of your eligible purchases will be donated to the CNS Institute.   Learn more about the AmazonSmile program.  Sign up today!

Mail donations to:
The Clinical Nurse Specialist Institute
100 North 20th Street, Suite 400
Philadelphia, PA 19103