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

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 is August 14, 2020.  Submit your abstract today.  Details below:

NACNS uses the association’s Research Agenda to determine topics of interest for its 2021 annual conference. Those interested in submitting an abstract for consideration will be asked to select a topic and address the theme of the conference, The Resurgence of the CNS in their abstracts.

Topics of interest include:

  • CNS Improving Outcomes
  • CNS as Researcher
  • CNS as Project Manager
  • Role of CNS in COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Role of CNS in Diversity and Inclusion
  • Pharmacology
  • Quality Initiatives
  • Patient Populations
  • Capture Value of the CNS
  • Interprofessional Collaboration

Presentation Options

This call is for the following presentations: individual podium presentations, symposia, clinical management lectures, workshops, and poster presentations. Conference planners will select up to six workshops for the 2021 Annual Conference.

All abstracts should use the following headings:

  • Title
  • Significance & Background
  • Evaluation Methods
  • Outcomes
  • Implications

You will also be asked to indicate if your abstract/poster could be presented virtually, if necessary.

Exercise Your Leadership Muscle – Deadline August 17

Nominations for the following NACNS leadership positions are now open.  NACNS continues to be successful serving as the unified voice for advancing clinical nurse specialist practice and education because of the dedication and contributions of our volunteer leaders.  Join the leadership team today.

Below is a list of the open positions – click on the position name for more information. Individuals can only run for one elected office and nominations must be received no later than Monday, August 17, 2020.

Complete Nomination Form

An Entire Week For CNSs To Enjoy

National Clinical Nurse Specialist Recognition Week is September 1-7, 2020. The theme for this year is The Resurgence of the CNS. Are you ready?  More details here and to come.

CNS Week is a time when hospitals and health care systems pay tribute to the valuable role clinical nurse specialists play in health care and draw attention to the essential work and vital role clinical nurse specialists play in health care delivery.

Be Recognized For Your Work

The Clinical Nurse Specialist Institute Fellows Program is seeking nominations for CNS Fellowships.  CNS Fellowships are awarded to those NACNS members who epitomize the excellence of Clinical Nurse Specialists as leaders of the nursing profession, staunch advocates for patients and families, and forerunners of innovations to improve the health of populations.  To find out more about eligibility and the application process click here