Past Winners

NACNS Affiliate of the Year Award

The purpose of the award is to recognize a state or regional or virtual clinical nurse specialist (CNS) organization that is affiliated with NACNS for outstanding efforts in support of NACNS’s mission and strategic goals at the local level. The mission of NACNS is to advance the unique expertise and value the CNS contributes to health care. The strategic goals are to:

  • Promote the full scope of practice of the CNS
  • Serve as the national leader for CNS education
  • Promote the benefit the CNS brings to evidenced-based quality, patient safety, and cost of healthcare delivery
  • Promote CNS research in order to further define the value of CNS interventions

The NACNS Affiliate of the Year Award is selected by the NACNS Awards Committee.

2022

Virginia Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists
The VaCNS exists to enhance and promote the unique, high-value contribution of the Clinical Nurse Specialist to healthcare.
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2021

Central Indiana Organization of Clinical Nurse Specialists Inc. (CIOCNS)
The mission of the Central Indiana Organization of Clinical Nurse Specialists Inc. (CIOCNS) is to promote, advance, and support the unique contributions of CNSs in Indiana.
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2019

2019 NACNS Affiliate of the Year California Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists

2018

2018 NACNS Affiliate of the Year Oklahoma Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (OACNS) for sustained membership growth, innovative and creative educational opportunities, building CNS leadership, contributing to the association’s growth and advancing the CNS role.

2017

2016

2015

Wisconsin Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists
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2014

California Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists

2013

North Carolina Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists