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Clinical nurse specialists: then, now, and the future of the profession.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23392067     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
PURPOSE: : The role of the clinical nurse specialist (CNS) has evolved significantly over time and will continue to do so. Future students, faculty, and practicing CNSs should be aware of their roots, current status, and what the future may entail.
RATIONALE: : An accurate understanding and reflection of the past, present, and future of this specific advanced practice nursing specialty could ensure its continued success as a predominate force in health restoration and the promotion of the health and well-being of people.
DESCRIPTION: : A review of the literature yielded a lack of cohesive information about the evolution of the CNS role, prompting an investigation into the historical, current, and future aspects of the CNS.
OUTCOME: : This article compiles information related to the evolution of the CNS role and what the future may entail.
CONCLUSION: : An understanding of how the CNS role evolved, where it stands currently, and future considerations may help clarify the role, improve utilization of the CNS in a variety of settings, improve standards for CNS education and certifications, and advance this nursing practice specialty.
Authors:
Molly McClelland; Mary Anne McCoy; Rosanne Burson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical nurse specialist CNS     Volume:  27     ISSN:  1538-9782     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Nurse Spec     Publication Date:  2013 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-02-08     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8709115     Medline TA:  Clin Nurse Spec     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  96-102     Citation Subset:  N    
Affiliation:
Author Affiliations: Assistant Professor of Nursing and Clinical Coordinator Clinical Nurse Specialist Program, University of Detroit Mercy, College of Health Professions, Michigan (Dr McClelland); American College of Nurse Practitioners Program Director, Wayne State University, Nurse Practitioner, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, Michigan (Dr McCoy); and University of Detroit Mercy, Michigan (Dr Burson).
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