NACNSNational Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists
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CNSs are uniquely prepared in evidence-based practice to drive outcomes by moving fluidly across the three spheres of CNS influence known as patient, nurse, and system (NACNS, 2018).
The competencies of CNS practice are direct care, consultation, systems leadership, collaboration, coaching, research, ethical decision-making, moral agency, and advocacy (NACNS, 2010).
CMS acknowledge that many commenters had suggested an addition to the language regarding State nurse licensing laws and regulations, allowing the State Boards of Nursing to determine whether the nurses' educational program "is congruent with a CNS education." The additional phrase "will ensure than an existing CNS will continue to be evaluated based on their State licensing laws and regulation." NACNS' s concerns regarding the availability of certification were recognized in that national certification will not be required unless the state requires it.
National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialist (NACNS) Statement on Clinical Nurse Specialist Practice and Education, 2004.
NACNS Update on the Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) September 2005.
Harrisburg PA -- The National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS) recently selected Susan K.B.
NACNS, an organization representing all clinical nurse specialists in the United States, created the award to nationally recognize a NACNS member for outstanding professional achievement in the three spheres of influence of clinical nurse specialist practice: providing expert patient or client care; setting quality and safety standards for nursing practice; and promoting system-wide improvement in care.
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In addition, 4 other nursing organizations, the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC), the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS), the Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association (PCNA), and the Wound Ostomy & Continence Nurses Society (WOCNS) have become new organizational affiliates, bringing the current total to 13.
Each category (CNS, NP, Nurse Midwife, Nurse Anesthetist) has a unique expanded knowledge base to support its distinctive contribution and specializes in diverse ways to meet the needs of patients, families, groups, and communities (NACNS, 2004).
The National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists advocates that CNSs have a minimum of 500 hours of clinical training (NACNS, 2003).
The National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS) has conceptualized CNS practice as having three distinct, but overlapping spheres of influence.