What Is a CNS?
The clinical nurse specialist has been a part of the health care industrial complex in the United States for more than 60 years. Through the decades, the profession has become widely accepted in the health care system as a standardized, licensed, and fully regulated health care occupation, and one that significantly impacts the nation’s economy by providing safe, low-cost, and effective evidence-based health care services.
From March 6-9, 2019, join hundreds of colleagues at the only national conference dedicated to the clinical nurse specialist.
We will offer multiple opportunities to engage with CNSs and other nursing leaders from around the nation. Our exhibit hall will allow you to explore new opportunities and relationships with universities, health care systems and technology vendors, publishers, and more.
Our agenda includes a variety of high-quality, CNS-specific sessions and hands-on clinical skills-building workshops designed for the CNS such as:
You don’t want to miss this opportunity to network with colleagues and discuss how the CNS is a catalyst for practice change.
Please Join Us
The National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS) invites you to participate in the 2019 Annual
A Catalyst for Practice Change: The CNS
, which will be held from March 6 to March 9, 2019
at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld® in Or
lando, Florida. The 2019 Annual Conference will provide
you with a wide variety of research, educational, and networking opportunities.
Please use this area to post questions
Thirlwell, S., Mason, T. M., Davis, D. & Machowski, T. P. (2018). Integrating palliative care at the point-of-care: Development of electronic interdisciplinary plans of care for oncology Inpatients. The Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing, 20(2), 129-136. doi: 10.1097/NJH.0000000000000416
Klein, J., Jepsen, A., Patterson, A., Reich, R. R., & Mason, T. M. (2018). Heparin versus normal saline: Flushing effectiveness in managing central venous catheters in patients undergoing blood and marrow transplant. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 22(2), 199-202 doi: 10.1188/18.CJON.199-202
Compton, E. K., Gildemeyer, K., Mason, T., Hartranft, S. R., & Sutton, S. K. (2018). Nurses' caring behaviors: The perception of patients with cancer at the time of discharge after surgery. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 22(2), 169-174 doi: 10.1188/18.CJON.169-174
Mason, T. M. (2018). Surgery. In Pike, T. (Ed.). Oncology Nursing, 4th Edition. Bridgewater, MA: Western Schools.
Mason, T. M. (2018). Clinical Trials. In Pike, T. (Ed.). Oncology Nursing, 4th Edition. Bridgewater, MA: Western Schools.
Cirillo, D. M., Hart, S., Mason, T. M., & Reich, R. R. Evaluating Alternatives to Standing Height in the Ambulatory Setting. The American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing 43rd Annual Conference. Poster Presentation – May 2018.
Mason, T. M. Complicated Grief Associated with Caregiving. USF Health Research Day 2018. Poster Presentation – February 2018
ONS Foundation Research Doctoral Scholarship - $5,000.00 (2018-2019)8.
We look forward to meeting you soon.