Educator’s Forum and CNS Summit

Join clinical nurse specialists from around the country at the 4th Annual CNS Educator’s Forum and the 16th Annual CNS Summit in the greater Washington, D.C., area for a meeting that will provide a rich opportunity to discuss and explore questions that affect nursing education, research, and practice. The first day will be a half-day meeting focused on issues for those engaged in CNS education and the second full day will address national policies affecting CNSs.

Register today!

4th Annual Educator’s Forum

Monday, July 17: 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Topics will include:

  • best practices in CNS DNP education,
  • key issues in CNS education,
  • table discussion featuring recent graduates, and
  • the challenges of educating at different levels.

Download the agenda.

16th Annual Clinical Nurse Specialist Summit

Tuesday, July 18: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Topics will include:

  • national policy issues affecting CNSs,
  • core competencies,
  • 2016 CNS Census results, and
  • the future of CNS specialties.
  • New! An extra 0.5 CE is available when you read the three articles hyperlinked to the registration page.

Download the agenda.


CNS Summit participants can earn continuing education credits* for reading the below documents in preparation for the discussions on the APRN Consensus Model related to Specialty and the Revision of the CNS Core Competencies. Participants will receive an additional 0.5 CE for reading these articles, attesting to having read them on your evaluation form and answering three questions about the articles.

Related to the APRN Consensus Model:

Related to CNS Core Competencies:

Continuing Education Disclosure Statement*

Contact hours will be awarded for the combined Educator’s Forum (4.16 CE) and CNS Summit (6.0 CE) is a total 10.16 CE. The Summit CE includes attendance at the meeting and pre-reading two articles.

Criteria for successful completion includes 90% attendance at one day of the two-day meetings and submission of a completed CE evaluation form to NACNS headquarters.

For those attending the Summit, successful completion for the full 6.0 CE includes an affidavit that you have read the two articles prior to attending the meeting.  This CE for the pre-reading is 0.5 CE of the total 6.0 CE.

There is no conflict of interest for any planner or presenter involved with this conference.

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by Montana Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


Westin Arlington Gateway

801 North Glebe Road

Arlington, VA 22203


Archived Forum and Summit Materials