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The Resurgence of the CNS: Present, Lead, Enjoy, Be Recognized With NACNS

July 30, 2020

Present at the Annual Conference – Deadline August 14 It is time to begin working on abstracts and preparing to attend the 2021 NACNS Annual Conference March 10-13 in New Orleans, LA. The call for abstracts for the 26th NACNS Annual Conference with the theme The Resurgence of the CNS is open.  Deadline for submissions...

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CNS First Time Poet Pens “When the Masks all Come Off” In Response To Pandemic

June 5, 2020

You might say the pen is not only mightier than the sword but it is mightier than a pandemic too. Words have power.  The power to comfort and heal.  Much like the role – or the power  — of a nurse. The words of Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Jennifer Dorman’s poem titled “When The Masks...

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“It Doesn’t Give Up Fast Or Easily” — CNS Shares Her Story of Personal Experience With COVID-19; What The News Media Isn’t Saying

May 20, 2020

“Horrifying” is how Judy Dusek DNP, M.Ed., APRN-CNS, CMSRN, ACNS-BC and NACNS board member describes her bout with COVID-19. Just recently recovered, Dusek agreed to share her personal experience as one of the “90%” of COVID-19 sufferers we don’t hear about in the news.  Dusek oversees eight units responsible for staff development, onboarding, education and...

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