Credentialed and Privileged Clinical Nurse Specialists

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Clin Nurse Spec. 2023 Sep-Oct 01;37(5):218-222. doi: 10.1097/NUR.0000000000000767.


PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this article is to illustrate, using exemplars, the practice of clinical nurse specialists (CNSs) in Michigan who are credentialed and privileged as providers by hospital/healthcare agencies to practice in acute inpatient and ambulatory settings.

DESCRIPTION: The CNS provides expert specialty direct patient care to improve patient outcomes. They hold a graduate degree as a CNS, are professionally certified as a CNS in a specialty practice population, and are licensed or otherwise recognized to practice as an advanced practice nurse by the state nursing practice regulatory agency.

OUTCOME: The exemplars illustrate CNS practice as an independent provider within a health system.

CONCLUSION: Hospital-based credentialing and privileging facilitates CNS practice within the full scope of practice authority that consists of education, certification, and licensure and is a valuable contribution to cost-effective, high-quality clinical care for specialty populations.

PMID:37595195 | DOI:10.1097/NUR.0000000000000767

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