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Clinical Nurse Specialist Preceptor of the Year Announced

PHILADELPHIA, PA – The National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS) today announced the Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Preceptor of the Year Award recipient. This award was one of seven awards presented at the March 7 – 9, 2013 Annual Conference, held at the San Antonio, Hyatt Regency San Antonio, San Antonio, TX.

This award was designed to nationally recognize an NACNS member for outstanding professional achievement as a Clinical Nurse Specialist Preceptor. The award acknowledges a CNS preceptor who has demonstrated commitment to teach, coach and mentor CNS students to achieve CNS competencies as reflected in the NACNS Statement on CNS Practice and Education published in 2004.

The year’s award winner is Lianna Z. Ansryan, MSN, RN, CNS Ms. Ansryan is the Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) with the Frailty Task Force at Cedars Sinai Medical Center, in Los Angeles, CA.

Her previous CNS students along with her peers from Torrance Memorial Medical Center gaciously nominated her for this award. Lianna is described as “enthusiastic, inspiring and a great role model.” Ms. Ansryan is an outstanding preceptor and mentor.

An expert in her specialty, she eagerly shares her knowledge with students and colleagues. She is able to provide her CNS students with a rich preceptoring experience where they are able to observe “how the CNS role is imperative to the institution achieving and sustaining Magnet designation.”

In her role as a CNS with the Frailty Task Force partners with the interdisciplinary team on recommendations for safe transition of the frail elderly based on evidenced-based practice and coordinates the development of the appropriate implementation of post- acute care plan of the frail elderly.

“The future of the CNS role lies in the successful preceptoring of the next generation of our professional colleagues,” commented NACNS 2013 President, Carol Manchester, MSN, ACNS, BC-ADM, CDE. “ Lianna is engaged in efforts that expand the knowledge of both students, peers and colleagues. Her ability to communicate her clinical knowledge beyond her daily clinical environment and improve the outcomes of the frail patient is an essential role in today’s healthcare system. Her colleagues appreciate her clinical practice and how she teaches them the essential elements of the role of the CNS.”

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