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A clinical nurse specialist or CNS, is an advanced practice registered nurse who specializes in a niche practice area. Clinical Nurse Specialists are highly educated healthcare leaders with a master’s degree preparation and advanced knowledge of nursing practices. Besides their specific areas of specialty, CNSs are trained in physical assessment, physiology, and pharmacology. Clinical Nurse Specialists are key resources in healthcare facilities, making them in demand specialists.  Clinical Nurse Specialists are highly sought after on Vivian with prestigious healthcare facilities seeking Clinical Nurse Specialists for positions around the country.

We currently have 219 matching Clinical Nurse jobs.

View job details for Travel Nurse RN - ClinicalTotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Clinical
Phoenix, Arizona
TotalMed Staffing
a day ago
$4,499/wk
Travel contract
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Travel Nurse RN - Clinical
Burlington, Vermont
Cross Country Nurses
2 days ago
The benefits of taking a travel nursing job with Cross Country Nurses include:Free Private Housing or Generous Housing Allowance Comprehensive Health Insurance with Prescription Co ...
$3,665/wk
Travel contract
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Travel Nurse RN - Clinical
Burlington, Vermont
Cross Country Nurses
14 days ago
The benefits of taking a travel nursing job with Cross Country Nurses include:Free Private Housing or Generous Housing Allowance Comprehensive Health Insurance with Prescription Co ...
$3,665/wk
Travel contract
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - ClinicalCoast Medical Service
Travel Nurse RN - Clinical
Springfield, Oregon
Coast Medical Service
4 days ago
2+ Years of recent and relevant experience in specialty
$3,406/wk
Travel contract
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - ClinicalAscend National Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Clinical
Tuba City Regional
Tuba City, Arizona
Ascend National Healthcare Staffing
4 hours ago
$3,276/wk
Travel contract
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - ClinicalAscend National Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Clinical
Trinity Health
Minot, North Dakota
Ascend National Healthcare Staffing
4 hours ago
$3,024/wk
Travel contract
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Travel Nurse RN - Clinical
Springfield, Missouri
IntellaPro
7 hours ago
$2,821/wk
Travel contract
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - ClinicalAscend National Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Clinical
Trinity Health
Minot, North Dakota
Ascend National Healthcare Staffing
4 hours ago
$2,520/wk
Travel contract
I'm interested
View job details for Travel Nurse RN - ClinicalCoast Medical Service
Travel Nurse RN - Clinical
Seattle, Washington
Coast Medical Service
21 hours ago
2+ Years of recent and relevant experience in specialty
$2,437/wk
Travel contract
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - ClinicalAscend National Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Clinical
Trinity Health
Minot, North Dakota
Ascend National Healthcare Staffing
4 hours ago
$2,268/wk
Travel contract
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - ClinicalTotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Clinical
Baltimore, Maryland
TotalMed Staffing
14 hours ago
$2,146/wk
Travel contract
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - ClinicalAscend National Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Clinical
Bozeman Deaconess Hospital
Bozeman, Montana
Ascend National Healthcare Staffing
4 hours ago
$2,142/wk
Travel contract
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - ClinicalAscend National Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Clinical
Plumas District Hospital
Quincy, California
Ascend National Healthcare Staffing
4 hours ago
$2,016/wk
Travel contract
I'm interested
View job details for Travel Nurse RN - ClinicalTotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Clinical
New York, New York
TotalMed Staffing
4 hours ago
$1,906/wk
Travel contract
I'm interested
View job details for Travel Nurse RN - ClinicalAscend National Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Clinical
Monument Health
Rapid City, South Dakota
Ascend National Healthcare Staffing
4 hours ago
$1,890/wk
Travel contract
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Travel Nurse RN - Clinical
Gastonia, North Carolina
TotalMed Staffing
17 hours ago
$1,786/wk
Travel contract
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Travel Nurse RN - Clinical
Burlington, Vermont
TotalMed Staffing
16 hours ago
$1,713/wk
Travel contract
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Travel Nurse RN - Clinical
Elmhurst, New York
TotalMed Staffing
4 hours ago
$1,705/wk
Travel contract
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - ClinicalPremier Medical Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Clinical
Marinette, Wisconsin
Premier Medical Staffing
18 hours ago
$1,638/wk
Travel contract
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - ClinicalArdor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - Clinical
Mason City, Iowa
Ardor Health Solutions
15 hours ago
Location: Mason City, IA Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Clinic - Clinic to join our travel team in Mason City, IA! This is a full time travel contract position. ...
$1,495/wk
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What are the best agencies for Clinical Nurse jobs?

The agencies on Vivian that currently have the most Clinical Nurse jobs are TotalMed Staffing (50), American Mobile Healthcare (27), and Focus Staff (25).

How Much Do Clinical Nurse Jobs Pay?

For jobs available on Vivian as of Thursday, August 5th 2021, the average weekly salary for a Clinical Nurse is $2,082, but can pay up to $4,499 per week.

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  • min - $1,015
  • avg - $2,082
  • max - $4,499

What does a Clinical Nurse Specialist do?

CNSs predominately work with either adults or children within a specialty and responsible for education and training of nursing staff. They also influence healthcare innovations by evaluating patient-specific and population-specific programs of care and facilitating alternate solutions to deal with specific patient care issues.

CSNs also educate, mentor, and support other nurses. As such, clinical nurse specialists perform patient assessments, order diagnostic and laboratory tests, and develop treatment plans. The exact scope of practice of a CNS varies by state, which includes state laws regarding independent practice and prescriptive authority issued by state licensing boards. Other duties vary based on their area of specialty and the facility that employees them.

Where do Clinical Nurse Specialists work?

Hospitals are primary employers of CNSs, but they also may work in other healthcare settings. Clinical Nurse Specialists may work in outpatient care facilities, long-term care facilities, psychiatric care facilities, home health care organizations, and private practices. No matter the practice setting, a clinical nurse works with a specialty, which is typically identified by population, setting, disease, type of care required, and/or type of medical problem.

What skills make a good Clinical Nurse Specialist?

CNSs are highly trained medical professionals with extensive clinical skills and advanced knowledge of medical practices, hospital systems, and technology. They have strong problem-solving and decision-making skills to help them with complex cases and research tasks. CNSs are natural leaders with the ability to inform, guide, and motivate others. Their exceptional interpersonal and written and verbal skills are assets when collaborating with other healthcare professionals and for establishing therapeutic relationships with patients. The ability to remain calm during challenging situations, compassion, empathy, and patience are just a few of the many other important skills they bring to the workplace.

How to become a Clinical Nurse Specialist

Working as a Clinical Nurse Specialist requires a Master of Science in Nursing or higher, which can be earned after becoming a registered nurse. Prerequisites include earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from an accredited education program, passing the NCLEX-RN exam, and completing all state licensing requirements to obtain RN licensure. Depending on the specialty, certifications like  Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support may be required.

Many future CNSs work as RNs while earning their MSN to gain practical nursing experience. Besides an advanced nursing degree, future CNSs must choose a specialty and seek specialty certification based on their area of care. 

 Population-level CNS credentialing can be obtained through the American Nurses Credentialing Center or American Association of Critical-Care Nurses.

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Travel Nurse Pay Breakdown

Posted on Jun 30, 2021
One of the biggest benefits of travel nursing is being able to move around freely and explore the country, often making significantly more money than you would as a staff nurse. Travel nursing pay is often based on demand for nurses, and travel nurses need to decide if they are willing to be flexible with…

How Does Travel Nursing Work?

Posted on Jun 24, 2021
Travel nurses and other temporary healthcare workers are used to fill temporary holes in staffing while the facilities hire new workers, or to help cover another staff member’s leave. Hospitals, long term care facilities, home health systems, clinics, and many other sites hire travelers to help them fill their schedules. Travel nurses usually work for…
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How to Make the Most Money as a Travel Nurse

Posted on Jun 20, 2021
So many factors contribute to the income of a travel nurse. Variables like specialty, location, tax-free stipend eligibility, and housing situation can all have an effect on the take-home salary of a travel nurse. We’ve put together the ultimate guide to help you make the most as possible!  Use Vivian! Vivian works with multiple agencies,…

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$2,361/wk
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