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NACNS Member Input Needed for CMS!

Calling All NACNS Members!

Please take advantage of this opportunity to voice your concerns regarding challenges for CNS practice and advocating for full practice authority.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is seeking additional input and recommendations regarding elimination of specific Medicare regulations that require more stringent supervision than existing state scope of practice laws, or that limit health professionals from practicing at the top of their license.

Click here to read more on the CMS Initiative.

Click here to read more on the President’s Executive Order (EO) #13890

 

Please send your recommendations to PatientsOverPaperwork@cms.hhs.gov with the phrase “Scope of Practice” in the subject line by January 17, 2020.

 


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 and families, and forerunners of innovations to improve the health of populations. The new fellows will be inducted on Wednesday, March 11 during the NACNS 2020 conference. Guest tickets for attending the dinner event are available on the NACNS conference registration website.

The 2020 Class of Fellows are:

Kathy A. Baker, PhD, APRN, ACNS-BC, FAAN
Associate Professor & Director, Nursing Research & Scholarship
Texas Christian University

Kathleen M. Baldwin, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, PGPCNP-BC, FAAN
Nurse Scientist
Texas Health Resources

Laura M. Dechant, DNP, APRN, CNS, CCRN, RN-BC
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Christiana Care Health System

Carol L. Delville, PhD, APRN, ACNS-BC
Assistant Professor of Clinical Nursing
The University of Texas at Austin

Justin DiLibero, DNP, APRN-CNS, CCNS, ACCNS-AG, CCRN-K
Assistant Professor & Director, DNP Program
Rhode Island College

Jennifer Dorman, MS, RN, ACNS-BC, CCRN
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Jersey Shore Medical Center

Paula Halcomb, DNP, APRN, ACNS-BC, TCRN
Clinical Nurse Specialist
University of Kentucky Health Care

Linda Hoke, PhD, RN, AGCNS-BC, CCNS, CCRN, WCC
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Laura Kitch, MSN, APRN, ACNS-BC
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Essentia Health

Carol S. Manchester, MSN, APRN, ACNS-BC, BC-ADM, CDE
Diabetes Clinical Nurse Specialist
University of Minnesota Medical Center

Jayne K. McGrath, MS, RN, CCRN, CEN, CNS-BC
Clinical Nurse Specialist
University of Wisconsin Hospital & Clinics

Denise D. O’Brien, DNP, RN, ACNS-BC, CPAN, CAPA, FASPAN, FAAN
Perianesthesia Clinical Nurse Specialist
Michigan Medicine – University of Michigan

Suzanne Purvis, DNP, RN, GCNS-BC
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Beaumont Health System

Barbara Quinn, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC
Director, Professional Practice & Nursing Excellence
Sutter Health

Angela R. Roberson, MNSc, APRN, PCNS-BC
Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist
Arkansas Children’s Hospital

Kathleen M. Stacy, PhD, APRN-CNS, CCNS
Clinical Professor & CNS Program Coordinator
University of San Diego

Jerithea Tidwell, PhD, RN, PCNS-BC, PNP-BC
NICU Clinical Nurse Specialist
Children’s Health Dallas

 

In 2016, the CNSI was founded as an arm of the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS). Its goal is to develop and promote the charitable, educational, innovative clinical practice and scientific purposes of NACNS. Today, the Clinical Nurse Specialist Institute is the 501(c)3 arm of the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists.

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Founded in 1995, The National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists is the only association representing the clinical nurse specialist (CNS). CNSs are advanced practice registered nurses who work in a variety of specialties to ensure high-quality, evidence-based, patient-centered care. As leaders in health care settings, CNSs provide direct patient care and lead initiatives to improve care and clinical outcomes, and reduce costs. NACNS is dedicated to advancing CNS practice and education, removing certification and regulatory barriers, and assuring the public access to quality CNS services.



News – Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act of 2019

Last week, the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee advanced S.1399- Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act of 2019 by a unanimous voice vote! This is truly a momentous occasion and one that NACNS has been focused on for a long time.  There is more work to do, but we are up for the challenge and united with other nursing organizations  to get this bill to the President’s desk. But for today, and in this moment, we celebrate!

More information from NACNS:

Communique Discussing Title VIII

Advocacy on Policies Affecting CNS’



Sean M. Reed Elected President, Carrie Doyle Secretary/Treasurer and Judy Dusek, Kimberly Elgin and Phyllis Whitehead Directors of Leading National Nursing Association

At its 2019 annual conference, the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS) announced that Sean M. Reed, PhD, APN, ACNS-BC, ACHPN, won the position of President-Elect of the esteemed organization. Reed, who will assume the presidency in March of 2020, is Palliative Care & Aging Research Fellow at the School of Medicine and Assistant Professor, Adjunct at the College of Nursing, University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus. NACNS represents thousands of clinical nurse specialists (CNSs) across the country who provide direct patient care and lead groundbreaking initiatives to improve the quality of health care and clinical outcomes, and reduce health care costs.

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Indiana Nurse and Dean Honored with National Nursing Leadership Award

At its annual conference in Florida last month, the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS) presented its prestigious Brenda Lyon Leadership Award to Lisa Hopp, PhD, RN, FAAN, dean and professor of nursing at Purdue University Northwest. This Award recognizes extraordinary leadership in service to NACNS. It is named for Brenda Lyon, a founding member and the second president of NACNS.

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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 disseminated at eight conferences and in five peer-reviewed journals. Her program of research includes topics such as bladder management, hope, medications, patient perceptions, vital signs, and stroke. While working at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Jersey, she served in a variety of research roles including research assistant, director of clinical trials, clinical nurse researcher, director of nursing research, and nurse scientist, always focused on the clinical aspects of research, especially its conduct in the clinical setting. Fowler received her PhD from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.

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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 Specialist (CNS) Preceptor who has demonstrated commitment to teach, coach and mentor CNS students to achieve CNS competencies in the three spheres of CNS influence.

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