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Clinical Nurse Specialist

The program prepares registered nurses with the advanced theoretical knowledge, clinical judgment, and practice skills required to influence and improve patient care outcomes by providing expert consultation for nursing staff, implementing improvement in health care delivery systems, and contributing to the health and well-being of individuals, familes, groups and communities. Specialty may be identified in terms of: 1) a population (e.g., adults, mothers, and infants); 2) a setting (e.g., critical care, ER); 3) a disease or medical subspecialty (e.g., diabetes, cardiovascular, and oncology); and 4) a type of problem (e.g., pain, stress, and wounds).

Upon successful completion of the Clinical Nurse Specialist degree, graduates are eligible to take the national certification examination given by the AACN certification corporation, if such an exam is available in the student’s area of specialty.

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