This major is a program that prepares registered nurses to deliver direct patient and client care in clinical settings.
Includes instruction in clinical pharmacotherapeutics, advanced clinical practice, holistic nursing, nursing practice and health care policy, administration and consultation services, health assessment, patient stabilization and care, and patient education.
Search for colleges that offer a degree in Clinical Nurse Specialist Major (use the College Search feature and enter "clinical nurse" in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.
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What can you do with a major/degree in Clinical Nurse Specialist Major?
This major/degree is a specialty area that prepares nurses to serve the major responsibilities of: clinical practice, research, teaching, consulting, and management. Work may be found in acute care facilities, private clinics, hospitals, research facilities, academic institutions, and consulting agencies.
Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Clinical Nurse Specialist Major
Professional associations are groups of professionals dedicated to topics in specific fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.
- International Association of Clinical Research Nurses
- American Nurses Association
- American Board of Nursing Specialties
- National Student Nurses Association
- Nurses Peer Support Network
- Association for Nursing Professional Development
- Travel Nursing
- National Association of School Nurses
Publications/Magazines in Clinical Nurse Specialist