Welcome to NACNS
The National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS), founded in 1995, exists to enhance and promote the unique, high value contribution of the clinical nurse specialist to the health and well-being of individuals, families, groups, and communities, and to promote and advance the practice of nursing.
Members of NACNS benefit from national, regional, and local efforts of the Association to make the contributions of CNSs more visible.
NACNS President Responds to USA TODAY Oped Criticizing Proposed VA APRN Rule
Read the letter from NACNS President Sharon Horner, PhD, RN, MC-CNS, FAAN, to the editor of USA TODAY in response to an op-ed criticizing the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposed rule to allow APRNs to practice to the full extent of their education and training.
Download the letter here (PDF)
The public comment period on the proposed rule ends July 24, 2016. NACNS encourages nurses to submit supportive comments on the rule highlighting the important role that all APRNs play in providing high-quality care to veterans. The American Nurses Association's website provides a fast, easy way to do this at www.RNaction.org.