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CNSs may provide and manage the care of individuals and groups with complex health problems and provide health care services that promote, improve, and manage health care within the CNS's nursing specialty, CNSs must obtain a Master's or Doctorate degree from a Clinical Nurse Specialist accredited program and pass a national CNS certification examination. CNSs are licensed by the Ohio Board of Nursing as APRNs. They must practice in collaboration with a physician or podiatrist when providing direct patient care. In addition to providing direct patient care, CNSs influence care outcomes by providing expert consultation for health care team members and by implementing improvements in health care delivery systems.
Research about CNS practice demonstrates outcomes such as:
Other important information to know:
There are 11 accredited CNS programs in Ohio
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*The average annual salary range of a CNS in Columbus, Ohio does not including bonus and benefit information and other factors that impact base pay (courtesy of salary.com).
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*The total number of CNSs with an "active" (or current) license authorized by the Ohio Board of Nursing as of June 30, 2016
Courtesy of the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS)
Clinical Nurse Specialists are expert clinicians in a specialized area of nursing practice. The specialty may be identified in terms of: