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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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Allowing Clinical Nurse Specialists Full Scope of Practice Improves Care for Our Veterans

December 14, 2016

“The National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS) applauds the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for amending its medical regulations and allowing full practice authority of all VA clinical nurse specialists when they are acting within the scope of their VA employment.

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