101 Careers in Nursing

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Clinical Nurse Specialist
1. Basic description—The clinical nurse specialist coordinates activities regarding patient care on a specific unit within the hospital. This is an advanced practice role and requires a MSN degree. The setting is usually inpatient hospital and intense. Clinical nurse specialists assist the multidisciplinary team from admission to discharge, answer and refer questions the family might have, health teaching, support/counseling, assist in developing protocols for managing care of the client, serve as a resource person to staff nurses and other health team members, collect data and investigate trends for the program, that is, heart surgery, facilitate discharge preparation for a smooth transmission to home, and coordinate follow-up visits for the patient.
2. Educational requirements—RN preparation; MSN degree required. Most settings require 5 years of acute care experience.
3. Core competencies/skills needed:
Must have self-confidence and strong leadership skills
Excellent communication
Understand organizational structure
Technical competency involving use of complex equipment
Teaching skills
Clinical competency
Ability to work with interdisciplinary teams
Skills in staff evaluation
4. Compensation—Varies with place of employment and geographic location; range is $60,000 to $90,000.
5. Employment outlook—Moderate
6. Related Web sites and nursing organizations:
National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS): www.nacns.org
American Board of Nursing Specialties (ABNS): www.nursingcertification.org
American Nurses Credentialing Center: www.nursingworld.org/ancc/index.htm

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