Novice Innovator CNS Scholarship

The Pamela Jane Nye Novice Innovator Clinical Nurse Specialist Scholarship NACNS is pleased the be able to offer The Pamela Jane Nye Novice Innovator Clinical Nurse Specialist Scholarship. The Pamela Jane Nye Operation Scrubs (OPi) Novice Innovator Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Scholarship is a national, annual collaborative award with NACNS given to working CNSs seeking…


Research, EPB and Scholarship Committee

The Research, EPB and Scholarship Committee shall conduct and/or direct research activities supporting the organization and CNS practice. If you are interested in volunteering with the Research, EPB and Scholarship Committee, review the charges below and fill out the volunteer application here. Charges for the Research, EPB and Scholarship Committee include: Develop a publication mentor/mentee…


Awards and Scholarships

The NACNS 2021 Awards Season is currently closed. Each year the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists recognizes individual members and affiliates who, through their extraordinary work, raise the profile of the clinical nurse specialist role, research, practice, education and service.    The NACNS 2021 awards is officially closed.  NACNS is pleased to announce two…


Meet the 2021 Board of Directors Candidates

Voting for the NACNS 2021 Board of Directors election is open now through November 30, 2020. With the positions of President-Elect, Secretary/Treasurer, Board of Directors, and Nominating Committee up for election, you don’t want to miss out on your chance to cast your vote. Tolearn more about the Board of Directors candidates, read this Q&A…


NACNS Approved Outside Research and Evidence Based Proposals

If you are interested in having an outside Research or Evidence Based Proposal approved for distribution by the NACNS Research, EBP, and Scholarship Committee, review the guidelines and submission process here and fill out the applicable form at the bottom of this page. The following outside Research and Evidence Based Proposals have been vetted and…


Clinical Nurse Specialist Institute Announces 2020 Class of Fellows

The Clinical Nurse Specialist Institute (CNSI) is pleased to announce the 2020 Class of CNSI Fellows. This is a highly prestigious honor and only awarded to those members of the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS) who epitomize the excellence of Clinical Nurse Specialist as leaders of the nursing profession, staunch advocates for patients…


SpO2 Alarm Management Toolkit by AAMI Foundation

The SpO2 toolkit was created by an interdisciplinary team of experts in patient monitoring and alarm safety. The toolkit is an invaluable resource for organizations looking to address SpO2 alarm safety, provide resources on how to establish a team, evaluate organizational current state, and identify and implement interventions to improve patient safety associated with SpO2…



Orlando Health’s Susan Fowler Receives National Honor, Named Researcher of the Year by Leading Nursing Association

At its annual conference in Florida last month, the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS) presented its prestigious Researcher of the Year Award to Susan Fowler, PhD, RN, CNRN, FAHA. Fowler has been involved in research since the mid-1990s. Since joining Orlando Health in 2017, she has completed 13 studies with colleagues, with findings…


Loma Linda University Health Hospitals’ Radovich Receives National Honor, Named Preceptor of the Year by Leading Nursing Association

At its annual conference in Florida last month, the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS) presented its prestigious Preceptor of the Year Award to Patricia Radovich, PhD, CNS, FCCM, the director of nursing research for Loma Linda University Health Hospitals. This award recognizes an NACNS member for outstanding professional achievement as a Clinical Nurse…


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