Greetings from the Chesapeake Bay Chapter Affiliate National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists.
Affiliate membership represents CNSs from universities and hospitals across Maryland. Current priorities include building membership, offering regular Continuing Education offerings, and reaching out to CNS and professional colleagues, administrators, students, patients, and families to increase visibility and understanding of the CNS role. For more information, visit the website: http://sites.google.com/site/chesapeakebaycns/
(1) APRN Consensus Work Group & the National Council of State Boards of Nursing APRN Advisory Committee. (2008). Consensus model for APRN regulation: Licensure, accreditation, certification & education. Retrieved July 12, 2011 from https://www.ncsbn.org/7_23_08_Consensue_APRN_Final.pdf
(2) The National CNS Competency Task Force (2010). Clinical Nurse Specialist Core Competencies. Executive Summary 2006-2008.
(3) Committee on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Initiative on the Future of Nursing, at the Institute of Medicine; Institute of Medicine (2010) The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health. The National Academies Press.
Susan Immelt, PhD, RN, PCNS-BC; Sharon J Olsen, PhD, RN, AOCN