Year: 2016


National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists Joins National Effort to Combat Opioid Abuse

Opioid and prescription drug abuse are serious and growing problems in the United States. Since 1999, there has been a 300 percent increase in the sale of opioid painkillers, and a dramatic rise in the abuse of opioid drugs and the number of overdose deaths. The National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS) and several other nursing groups are working on a national effort to combat this serious public health problem through nursing education.

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Indianapolis Nurse Elected to Board of Leading National Nursing Association

The National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS) today announced that Jo Ellen Rust, MSN, RN, CNS, Clinical Nurse Specialist for Children with Complex Health Care Needs in the Riley Circle of Care Program at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis, has been elected to serve on the 2016-2017 NACNS Board of Directors. Rust was one of the first members of NACNS. She has been active in the organization since its inception, and was a charter board member and served as the board secretary.

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Fremont Nurse Elected to Board of Leading National Nursing Association

The National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS) today announced that Yvonne Dobbenga-Rhodes, MS, RNC-OB, CNS, CNS-BC, CPN, Maternal-Child Health Clinical Nurse Specialist in the Washington Hospital Healthcare System in Fremont, Calif., has been elected to serve on the 2016-2017 NACNS Board of Directors. Dobbenga-Rhodes has been a member of NACNS since 2008. Prior to joining the Board, she served on the NACNS Nominating Committee from 2010 to 2013.

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Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Nurse Elected to Board of Leading National Nursing Association

The National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS) today announced that Linda Hoke, PhD, RN, CCNS, AGCNS-BC, CCRN, WCC, Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) in the Cardiac Intermediate Care Unit at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, has been elected to serve on the 2016-2017 NACNS Board of Directors. Hoke has been a member of NACNS since 2010. She has served as a content reviewer for NACNS’ journal, Clinical Nurse Specialist, since 2013 and was the 2016 NACNS Conference Chair.

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VCU Health System Nurse Elected to Board of Leading National Nursing Association

The National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS) today announced that Linda Thurby-Hay, DNP, RN, ACNS-BC, BC-ADM, CDE, Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist at the Virginia Commonwealth University Health System in Richmond, Va., has been elected to serve on the 2016-2017 NACNS Board of Directors. Prior to joining the Board, she served on the NACNS 2015 National Conference Planning Committee. Thurby-Hay has been a member of NACNS since 2008.

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National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists Announces 2016 Board of Directors

The National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS) announced its 2016-2017 Board of Directors at the group’s annual conference earlier this month. NACNS represents thousands of clinical nurse specialists (CNSs) nationwide who provide direct patient care and lead initiatives to improve health care quality and clinical outcomes, and reduce costs. The newly elected board members demonstrate leadership in nursing education, practice, research and administration.

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Central Indiana Organization of Clinical Nurse Specialists is 2016 National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists Affiliate of the Year

Philadelphia, PA – The National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS) today presented its prestigious Affiliate of the Year Award to the Central Indiana Organization of Clinical Nurse Specialists (CIOCNS). The Award recognizes an NACNS affiliate that has sustained membership growth, offered educational opportunities, built clinical nurse specialist (CNS) leadership, contributed to NACNS’ growth, and advanced the CNS role.

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