Cost Analysis Toolkit

A Business Guide for the Clinical Nurse Specialist

Today’s health care landscape is ever-changing. Initiatives to improve patient care and safety must take cost savings into account. Through their direct work with patients and families, nurses at the bedside and hospital and health system leaders, clinical nurse specialists are uniquely prepared to assess, analyze and improve the business of health care while continuing to put the patient first. The CNSs ability to translate value impact in the clinical setting is crucial.

To address this gap, the NACNS Practice Committee created a resource to help CNSs employ key business and cost analysis tools to better describe and quantify CNS contributions to health care.

The Cost Analysis Toolkit includes:

  • A checklist describing a Six Sigma process to guide CNSs in a cost analysis change strategy,
  • An extensive literature review with assessment and grading of each articles and direct access to resources; and
  • A thorough FAQ.