A CNS 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, A CNS must obtain a master's or doctoral degree from a clinical nurse specialist accredited program and pass a national CNS certification examination. A CNS is licensed by the Ohio Board of Nursing as an APRN. A CNS must practice in collaboration with a physician or podiatrist when providing direct patient care. In addition to providing direct patient care, the CNS influences 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 of a CNS in Columbus, Ohio not including bonuses, benefits, or 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, 2019
Courtesy of the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS)
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