The updated CNS Statement is now open for public comment

Final CNS Statement Now Available Online and in Print Pre-Order!

NACNS is pleased to offer the Draft Revised CNS Statement on Clinical Nurse Specialist Practice and Education, third edition for comment!

The Draft Revised CNS Statement on Clinical Nurse Specialist Practice and Education, third edition was developed by a panel of clinical nurse specialists representing experts in education, practice and research. The members of the NACNS Task Force for the Revision of the NACNS Statement on Education and Practice are:

  • Chair: Carol Manchester, MSN, APRN, ACNS-BC, BC-ADM, CDE;
  • Sherri L. Atherton, MS, RN, ACNS-BC, CIC;
  • Kathy A. Baker, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, FAAN;
  • Niloufar Niakosari Hadidi, PhD, APRN, ACNS-BC, FAHA;
  • Mary Beth Modic, DNP, APRN-CNS, CDE;
  • Mary Fran Tracy, PhD, APRN, CCNS, FAAN; and
  • Jane Walker, PhD, RN.

This survey has been developed to collect public comments from the broad nursing community on the draft NACNS Statement on Clinical Nurse Specialist Practice and Education, third edition, also referred to as the CNS Statement or the Draft CNS Statement Revision. The public comment period will open May 1 and will close on June 11, 2018.

About the previous comment period

This document has been more than three years in development. One lengthy aspect of the revision was the reconceptualization and revision of the CNS Core Competencies. These revised CNS Core Competencies received public comment in November 2017 – January 2018. The CNS Core Competencies that are included in this document includes consideration of the close to 200 comments received during this public comment period.

Because of the structure and length of draft CNS Statement, we have divided the public comment collection into different surveys. The titles and links to the different surveys that comprise this comment period are listed below.

Tips for completing this public comment

  • All documents related to the CNS Statement are posted here on the NACNS web site. Please note, these documents include line numbers which will help you with your comments.
  • You may elect to complete just one of the surveys or all the surveys.
  • To make sure your comments align with the sections of the CNS Statement, please use the line-numbered copy of the CNS Statement and other documents posted on the NACNS web site.
  • Most people find it efficient to review the paper or electronic copy and write notes, then go to the survey to submit the comments.
  • NACNS recognizes that there may be grammatical or other editorial errors in this draft. We are not asking for your feedback on this. A copy writer has been engaged to address all these issues upon completion of the public comment period prior to publication.

The final 2017 CNS Core Competences will be published as Section Two of the revised NACNS Statement on Clinical Nurse Specialist Practice and Education, third edition (CNS Statement). The third edition of the CNS Statement will provide additional guidance on the role of the CNS and the use of the core competencies in education and practice.

Links to documents related to this public comment and corresponding survey links are provided below