Certified clinical nurse specialist (cns)

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Certified clinical nurse specialists (CNSs) are a type of advanced practice registered nurses (APRN).

What do certified clinical nurse specialists do?[edit | edit source]

  • Certified clinical nurse specialists (CNSs) provide direct patient care in one of many nursing specialties, such as [[psychiatric facilities dealing with mental health or pediatrics.
  • Certified clinical nurse specialists (CNSs) may provide indirect care by working with other nurses and medical staff to improve the quality of care that patients receive.
  • CNSs often serve in leadership roles and may educate and advise other nursing staff. CNSs also may conduct research and may advocate for certain policies.
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