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Clinical Nurse Specialist Career

Written by NS StaffJuly 30, 2011
Clinical Nurse Specialist Career

If you feel called to work in a specific area of medicine, you might want to consider becoming a Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS). As a CNS (as with nurse practitioners), you can work in hospitals, assisted-care facilities, homes, or even have your own practice. However, unlike nurse practitioners, you will only work in the specialty field you chose, be it pediatrics, nephrology, or the emergency room.

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Become a Clinical Nurse Specialist 

You will need to earn a master's degree on top of your registered nursing license. In the master's program you will get medical and management training. Once you become a clinical nurse specialist, you will manage other nurses as well as teach patients and nurses new medical techniques.

Programs to Consider: