Core Competencies

Clinical Nurse Specialist Core Competencies are currently under revision and will no longer be a separate document.  They will be incorporated in the revision of the CNS Statement for Clinical Nurse Specialist Practice and Education (CNS Statement). NACNS is pleased to announce the Draft Revised CNS Statement on Clinical Nurse Specialist Practice and Education, third edition (CNS Statement) is now under final review and will soon be sent for copyediting.  This document is in final stages and  will be available in Spring 2019.

 

 

Until the revised version is available, please use the following core competencies for CNS Practice:

 

Clinical Nurse Specialist Core Competencies (2010) (PDF)

Clinical Nurse Specialist Core Competencies Endorsing Organizations (as of December 2011) (PDF)