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The Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) is an advanced practice registered nurse who provides a full range of nursing services from health promotion to illness rehabilitation, who specializes in an area of clinical practice and utilizes knowledge, skills, competence, and clinical expertise for improved patient outcomes based on national standards and evidence-based practice. The three spheres of influence include patient/family, staff nurses, and health organizations/systems. The CNS provides 24 hour clinical leadership and serves as a role model and resource for excellence in clinical practice. The roles of the CNS include, direct patient/family care, clinical supervision, consultation, systems leadership, teaching/coaching/mentoring, research, patient advocacy, performance improvement, and leadership & professional development.
• Georgia license as a Registered Professional Nurse
• Master’s degree in nursing required
• Minimum of 4 years of clinical nursing experience with 2 years in clinical specialty