Indiana University Health Clinical Nurse Specialist in Indianapolis, Indiana
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A Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) is a Masters prepared Advance Practice Registered Nurse whose function is to improve outcomes in patient care. Functioning in five sub roles including: Expert in Clinical Practice, Educator, Leader, Researcher and Consultant, who positively influence the three spheres of practice: Patient Care, Nursing, and Systems in their respective specialties.
Bachelors Degree of Nursing (BSN) required.
Master in nursing as Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) required.
Requires current state of Indiana licensure as a Registered Nurse and meets regulatory requirements to practice as a CNS.
Requires 3-5 years of advanced clinical skills typically gained through nursing experience.
Requires Basic Life Support certification through the AHA.
Other advanced life support certifications may be required per unit/department specialty according to patient care policies.