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Clinical Nurse Specialists Responsible for Entire Health Systems, But Issues Remain to Allow Full Scope of Practice

June 21, 2017

Only Survey of Clinical Nurse Specialists Provides Valuable Insights into Education Levels, Employment, Practice and More Philadelphia, Pa. – Three in four clinical nurse specialists (CNSs) specialize in adult health or gerontology, most CNSs work in acute care hospitals that have or are seeking ANCC’s Magnet™ Recognition, more than half have nursing clinical-related responsibility for an...

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Leading Nursing Association Calls for CMS Reforms to Better Address Opioid Misuse, Pain Management, Malnutrition and More

June 15, 2017

Philadelphia, Pa. – This week, in a letter to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma, MPH, the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS) noted its support for CMS’s proposal to include safe use of opioids and malnutrition assessment in electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs). CMS is considering including these two...

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Proposed Budget Would Reduce Growth and Drastically Reduce Health Care Workforce’s Capacity to Serve Patients, Communities

May 26, 2017

“This week President Trump unveiled his final FY18 budget proposal and it contained shortsighted, devastating cuts to health and nursing programs that if enacted will have harmful and lasting effects for millions of Americans.

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