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Ask Phee Phee Anything: CNSI Advocates/CNS Job Growth

Hello Readers!  This month we have two questions to answer for you.  Check them out below.

Ask Phee Phee Anything: CNSI Advocates

Q. Did NACNS members get a GIVING TUESDAY request from CNSI? Did not see it.

On Giving Tuesday we promoted and encouraged donating to CNSI on Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin.  Our position is that any day is a “Giving Tuesday” and CNSI is doing wonderful work and worthy of your donation at any time of year. NACNS’s partnership and advocacy with CNSI is important and will continue as we promote the role of the CNS.  To donate click here. Your donation will directly impact the future of our CNS practice and will help contribute to the mission of the CNS Institute; serve to develop and promote the charitable, educational, innovative clinical practice, and scientific goals of NACNS.

Ask Phee Phee Anything:  CNS Job Growth

Q. Are clinical nurse specialist in demand, what is the job outlook?

Is the CNS a growing profession? Heck, Yes!

The NACNS Job Board has 336 open positions listed. Your hospital may have CNS job postings as well.  According to the growth in CNS jobs has surpassed 13% annually since 2012.  Between now and 2029 there will be 332,190 CNS jobs needing to be filled.  Do we need more CNSs?

Yes, indeed!

The top ten hospitals in the country employ many CNSs and, like many other organizations, they understand the value of CNS. However, there’s rich opportunity for those organizations who are not familiar with CNSs for you to advocate for the role and pitch it to the organization.  We have resources on our website on how to do that. Call it “making the case for a CNS” or a “business plan for CNSs”.

I had a discussion with one NACNS member just this week talking about “growing your own” CNS. This organization identifies nurse interested in becoming a CNS. It has a program to support the nurse as she is going to school to get education certification and for the transition period into the new position.  There are other innovative programs out there.  Speak up and ask about these types of innovative programs.  If your organization doesn’t have one, let’s make one! Contact me at

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