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Clinical Nurse Specialists Well-Positioned to Do More to Address Malnutrition in Hospitalized Adult Patients

February 23, 2017

New Report Offers Model to Better Prepare Clinical Nurse Specialists to Help These Vulnerable Patients Malnutrition among hospitalized patients is a pervasive problem in our country. It affects 20 to 50 percent of hospitalized adult patients and the costs of treating malnutrition are estimated to be more than $11 billion per year. A lack of proper...

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Nursing Orgs Urge President Trump, Congress to Make High-Quality, Affordable Health Care Access a Top Reform Priority

February 14, 2017

NACNS joined America’s leading nursing organizations and the more than 3.5 million nurses they represent, in calling on the Trump Administration and Congress to prioritize patient health and the patient-provider relationship in any health reform proposals. As lawmakers consider legislation to repeal, replace or fundamentally alter the Affordable Care Act, nursing organizations affirmed their shared...

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New Online Training Program Will Support, Increase Number of Clinical Nurse Specialist Preceptors

January 23, 2017

Program was developed by Indiana University School of Nursing and the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists The nursing shortage has been exacerbated by the lack of advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs), including clinical nurse specialists (CNSs) who act as preceptors for nursing students pursuing advanced nursing degrees. To help prepare more CNS preceptors and...

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