The Graduate Education Committee shall provide guidance to the NACNS Board of Directors on key issues impacting graduate programs, faculty, students and national accrediting and credentialing bodies. This committee shall ensure that current data related to the preparation of CNSs are obtained and disseminated and shall provide multiple forums for CNS educators to address issues pertinent to CNS education.
If you are interested in volunteering with the Affiliate Advisory Committee, review the charges below and fill out the volunteer application here.
Charges for the Graduate Education Committee include:
- Disseminate a NACNS position statement(s) on CNS Education around (a) Use of simulation hours; and (b) Required direct patient care hours, by 09/30/2020.
- Develop the 1st Annual Graduate Educator’s Virtual Round Table [1-day seminar] by 12/31/2020.
- Collaborate with the Professional Development committee to develop a NACNS position statement on CNS-based Telehealth competencies by 03/31/2021.
- Strategically develop and disseminate NACNS position statements on contemporary and future graduate education to positively impact the CNS preparatory education each end of quarter (9/30, 12/31, 03/31, and 06/30).
- Collaborate with the Professional Development committee and create a Taskforce to identify the feasibility of NACNS creating a certification arm/commission for CNS board certification by 06/30/2021.
- Collaborate with Professional Development, and Leg/Reg committees to develop a NACNS hardcopy statement [booklet] on the CNS as a solution to America’s Healthcare System Crisis by 6/30/2021 (see exemplar: Buerhaus, P. 2018: Nurse Practitioners: A solution To America’s Primary Care Crisis).