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Nursing Association Welcomes Comments on Core Competencies of Clinical Nurse Specialist Education and Practice

November 8, 2017

Today, the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS) opened the public comment period for its 2017 Draft CNS Core Competencies. The NACNS Task Force for the Revision of the NACNS Statement on Education and Practice, a panel of clinical nurse specialist (CNS) experts in education, practice and research, have developed the draft competencies since...

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Clinical Nurse Specialists Call for Greater Investment in Opioid Crisis

October 31, 2017

“Last week, President Trump took an important step to address our country’s opioid crisis by allowing public health agencies to redirect existing health resources. By declaring the crisis a public health emergency, the administration sets a tone for national discussion about addiction to opioids. By declaring the crisis a public health issue, the administration is...

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Medicare Graduate Nurse Education Demonstration Increases Primary Care Workforce

October 25, 2017

The Report to Congress on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Graduate Nurse Education Demonstration found that Medicare funding of graduate clinical education of APRNs, including clinical nurse specialists, would help meet national health care workforce needs similar to residency training for physicians.

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