What is a CNS?
A Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) is an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) prepared by a master’s, doctoral, or post-graduate certificate level CNS program. CNSs diagnose, prescribe, and treat patients and specialty populations across the continuum of care. The CNS improves outcomes by providing direct patient care, leading evidence-based practice, optimizing organizational systems, and advancing nursing practice.
Register for Your NPI Number
NPI stands for national provider identifier. Each unique NPI number is only available to qualified health care providers. Be an Unstoppable Advocate and register for an NPI today!
Become a Member
NACNS is the only organization working to support the role of the CNS. Learn more about our membership levels and benefits.
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