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Clinical Nurse Specialists

Clinical Nurse Specialists - For Nurses, Leadership

A Clinical Nurse Specialist is an Advanced Practice Nurse who provides leadership and expertise to improve patient, nursing, and organizational outcomes across UW Health.


Focus

A Clinical Nurse Specialist is an Advanced Practice Nurse who has advanced knowledge, through obtaining a Master's or Doctoral nursing degree, and expertise to specialize in specific patient populations or conditions.

A Clinical Nurse Specialist impacts clinical practice to improve patient outcomes by incorporating research into clinical practice, promoting evidence based practice, participating in and leading interdisciplinary workgroups, and providing education to nurses, healthcare providers, patients, and families.

Clinical Nurse Specialists identify system workflow gaps in order to improve efficiency in care for nurses, patients, and families. Clinical Nurse Specialists are key leaders in influencing change because they are educated and trained to examine impact of change on the three spheres: nursing, system, and patient.

FAQ

What are the 3 spheres of influence for CNS practice?

Within the 3 spheres of CNS practice, what are the various roles of the CNS?

How does the CNS impact the clinical environment?

Resources

CNS Academic Program Directory

NACNS Website

NACNS Brochure