Clinical Nurse Specialist Certification
Clinical Nurse Specialist
A Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) is an advanced nursing practitioner who participates in the care of seriously ill adult patients.
American Nurses Credentialing Center. You will be required to take computer-based examination, the fee for which will depend on whether you are a member of the American Nurses Association or the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists. Upon passing the examination, you will be given the following credential: CNS-BC (Clinical Nurse Specialist-Board Certified). You'll need to renew your certification after five years.
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CNS Certification Options
- Clinical Nurse Specialist in Adult Health
- Clinical Nurse Specialist in Child/Adolescent Psychiatric & Mental Health
- Clinical Nurse Specialist in Gerontology
- Clinical Nurse Specialist in Pediatrics
- Clinical Nurse Specialist in Advanced Oncology (AOCNS)
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Last Updated: 02/20/2018