Philadelphia, PA – Because of dramatic increases in their prevalence, diabetes and obesity have become among the most common and costly health problems in the U.S. and other developed countries. Diabetes is now considered a global epidemic and a leading chronic disease with the highest burden of cost and loss of quality of life. The average cost for caring for a diabetic patient has been estimated to be about four times greater than the average health care costs for a non diabetic patient with most of the costs associated related to the management of its chronic complications. As reimbursement rates continue to be governed by rigorous checks and balances, hospitals will be responsible to properly manage their patient’s glycemic levels in order to reduce readmissions. The clinical nurse specialist (CNS) and the nursing team play a large role in the identification and management of these patients. NACNS has joined as a media partner in order to offer access to this conference for our members. This three day conference includes discussions of:
NACNS Supports Passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA)
Philadelphia, PA— The National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists has supported the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) and is pleased with the U. S. Supreme Court decision that has upheld this important health care law.
NACNS President Joins the White House and Nursing Organizations to Discuss the Affordable Care Act and Delivery System Transformation
Philadelphia, PA— On Wednesday, June 13th, NACNS President and nurse leader Rachel Moody, MS, CNS, RN participated in a White House meeting to discuss how nurses work to improve the delivery of health care. As president of NACNS, Ms. Moody spoke of the many ways the clinical nurse specialist (CNS) works to transform the care of individual patients and patient populations. She also addressed the significant contribution the CNS makes to cost savings for the healthcare system.
Leading Advanced Practice Nursing Organization Announces New Board Members
Philadelphia, PA—The National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists today announced its newly elected members of its 2012 Board of Directors. The following individuals have demonstrated leadership in nursing education, practice, research and administration and have been elected by their peers to serve in this important role.
NACNS Releases APRN Consensus Model Implementation Statement
PHILADELPHIA, PA – The National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS) today announced the release of the NACNS Statement on the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) Consensus Model Implementation. This statement was reviewed and approved by the NACNS Board at its March 8 – 10, 2012 Annual Conference, held at the Fairmont Chicago – Millennium Park, Chicago, IL.
Rachel Moody Inducted as President of the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists
PHILADELPHIA, PA – After serving one year as president‐elect, Rachel Moody, MS, CNS, RN was recently inducted as president of the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS) at the NACNS Annual Conference held at the Fairmont Chicago – Millennium Park, Chicago, IL.
NACNS Board of Directors Endorses Cutting-Edge Clinical Nurse Specialist Education Criteria
PHILADELPHIA, PA – The National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS) Board of Directors endorsed the Criteria for the Evaluation of Clinical Nurse Specialist Master’s, Practice Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate Educational Programs on January 13, 2012. This document is the product of a multi-year project convened by a Validation Panel of stakeholders from more than 20 professional nursing organizations. NACNS was pleased to serve as the guide for this process.