What is an adult health clinical nurse specialist?

Answer An adult health clinical nurse specialist (CNS) is an advanced practical nurse (APN) who specializes in the health, diagnosis and treatment of adult patients. In most cases, these professionals wo... Read More »

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Is a registered nurse first assistant a clinical nurse specialist?

A registered nurse first assistant is not a clinical nurse specialist. A CNS is a specialized nurse practitioner, with similar responsibilities as a physician. A RNFA must be a certified perioperat... Read More »

What is a clinical nurse specialist?

A clinical nurse specialist, also called a CNS, is a type of nurse with an advanced degree. CNSs work in a variety of healthcare settings and provide many types of care for patients with all sorts ... Read More »

How do I become a clinical nurse specialist?

What is a Clinical Nurse SpecialistClinical nurse specialists (CNSs) are advanced-practice registered nurses who have chosen a specific discipline to focus on, such as a population (pediatrics, ger... Read More »

How much does a clinical nurse specialist earn?

Clinical Nurse Specialists are advanced practice nurses who focus on a specialization. According to, as of November 2009 clinical nurse specialists make between $62,000 and $85,000 per... Read More »