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Clinical Nurse Specialist Armed Forces Affiliate Announced By NACNS

Grow To 22 NACNS Affiliates And 89,000 CNSs in The United States

WAKEFIELD, MA. – November 22, 2021 – The National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS) announced today the addition of an Armed Forces Affiliate bringing the total number of NACNS Affiliates to 22 nationwide. NACNS Affiliates are independent state and regional common interest groups with mission and goals similar to NACNS. They benefit from affiliating with the national organization for the 89,000 CNSs and having access to NACNS resources.

NACNS’s Armed Forces Affiliates has representation from three services, – Navy, Air Force and Army – and will advocate for the CNS across the Defense Health Agency. 

“NACNS’s Affiliate Program provides groups the opportunity to link with a national association and influence issues of concern to CNSs,” said Jan Powers, president, NACNS. “The Armed Forces Affiliate will highlight the wonderful things CNSs are doing across the nation and those serving abroad, as well as showing how CNSs are making an impact in military healthcare. “

By becoming an affiliate of NACNS, organizations can benefit from NACNS materials, gain opportunities to influence the positions, activities and resources of NACNS, and market affiliate groups accomplishments in the “CNS Journal” and NACNS Newsletter. For more details about affiliation and learn about how to get started, click here for the Affiliate Application.

22 NACNS Affiliates And Growing

NACNS Affiliate Program members include; Alabama Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists, Alaska Clinical Nurse Specialist Association, Armed Forces Affiliate, Arkansas Clinical Nurse Specialists, California Association of CNSs, Central Indiana Organization of Clinical Nurse Specialists, Chesapeake Bay Affiliate of NACNS, Delaware Valley Affiliate of NACNS, Florida Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists, Georgia CNS, Michigan Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists, Minnesota Affiliate of National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists, Mo-Kan Clinical Nurse Specialists, North Carolina Affiliate of National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists, Northeast Ohio CNS, Oklahoma Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists, Oregon Council of Clinical Nurse Specialists, Susquehanna Valley of Pennsylvania NACNS Affiliate, Texas Clinical Nurse Specialists, Virginia Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists, VA Virtual, Washington State CNS, Wisconsin Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists, West New York NACNS.

About The National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists 

The National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS) is the only national association representing the clinical nurse specialist (CNS). CNSs are the most versatile advanced practice registered nurses and work in health care specialties to ensure delivery of high-quality, evidence-based, patient-centered care. As leaders in the acute, post-acute, and ambulatory health care settings, CNSs impact direct patient care, nurses and nursing practice, and organizations and systems to optimize care and drive outstanding clinical outcomes. NACNS is dedicated to advancing CNS practice and education and removing unnecessary and limiting regulatory barriers while assuring public access to quality CNS services. For more information or to join NACNS, click here

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