NAHN and NACNS invite you to explore the field of the clinical nurse specialist and all the opportunities within the role. Clinical nurse specialists (CNS) are leaders in healthcare. Like other advanced practice registered nurses, they are trained in advanced physiology, pharmacology, and physical assessment in addition to their particular areas of specialty. They can diagnose, treat, prescribe, and bill like other APRNs as their state regulations allow.
This 60-minute webinar discusses:
- The CNS role and the many ways it is operationalized at the APRN level
- CNS education and how it prepares graduates
- The differences in RN and APRN practice
- Why a CNS program is the best choice for most nurses seeking graduate-level education
- How to identify CNS programs and the next steps to apply
Moderators include Mayra Garcia, DNP, APRN, PCNS-BC and Crystal Loucel, RN, PHN, CDCES, HWNC-BC, AHN-BC, MPH, MS. The speaker is Mitzi M. Saunders, PhD, APRN, ACNS-BC, President, National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS).