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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 NurseFly with prestigious healthcare facilities seeking Clinical Nurse Specialists for positions around the country.

Clinical Nurse Specialist Salary

Clinical Nurse Specialists on staff earned an average annual of $79,985 in 2020, per data collected by Indeed. This yearly salary breaks down to about $1,538 per week or $38.45 hourly in a 40-hour work week. Travel CNSs can expect to earn more than staff nurses in comparable positions.

According to NurseFly salary data, travel Clinical Nurse Specialists nurses earned an average gross weekly income of $1,620 in 2019. This salary potentially includes taxed pay and untaxed wages that cover stipends for housing, meals, and other incidentals if the travel nurse can claim a permanent tax home.

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SSM Health
Manager Registered Nurse (RN) - Clinical
SSM Health St. Anthony Hospital
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
SSM Health
a day ago
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIESDevelops specific goals, standards, and objectives which directly support the strategic plan and vision of the clinic.Responsible for forecasting, developin ...
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$24-38/hour
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TotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Clinical
Maine Medical Center
Portland, Maine
TotalMed Staffing
5 days ago
Travel
$2,519/week
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TotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Clinical
University Of Washington Medical Center
Seattle, Washington
TotalMed Staffing
2 days ago
Travel
$2,506/week
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Ardor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - Clinical
Hackensack, New Jersey
Ardor Health Solutions
5 days ago
Location: Hackensack, NJ Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Clinic - Clinic to join our travel team in Hackensack, NJ! This is a full time travel contract position. ...
Travel
$2,484/week
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Ardor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - Clinical
East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
Ardor Health Solutions
15 days ago
Location: EAST STROUDSBURG, PA Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Clinic - Clinic to join our travel team in EAST STROUDSBURG, PA! This is a full time travel contra ...
Travel
$2,484/week
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Destination Travelcare
Travel Nurse RN - Clinical
East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
Destination Travelcare
9 days ago
Travel
$2,304/week
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Gifted Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Clinical
GIFTED Healthcare
Shiprock, New Mexico
Gifted Healthcare
2 days ago
GIFTED Healthcare has travel, local and PRN/Per Diem options nationwide, and is constantly seeking experienced RN's. We do require 1 year of experince in the specialty you are appl ...
Travel
$2,239/week
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Gifted Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Clinical
GIFTED Healthcare
Bloomfield, New Mexico
Gifted Healthcare
2 days ago
GIFTED Healthcare has travel, local and PRN/Per Diem options nationwide, and is constantly seeking experienced RN's. We do require 1 year of experince in the specialty you are appl ...
Travel
$2,239/week
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TotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Clinical
Tsehootsooi Medical Center
Ft. Defiance, Arizona
TotalMed Staffing
a day ago
Travel
$2,205/week
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Destination Travelcare
Travel Nurse RN - Clinical
Williston, North Dakota
Destination Travelcare
a day ago
Travel
$1,932/week
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Destination Travelcare
Travel Nurse RN - Clinical
Charlottesville, Virginia
Destination Travelcare
a day ago
Travel
$1,849/week
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Ardor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - Clinical
Charlottesville, Virginia
Ardor Health Solutions
a day ago
Location: Charlottesville, VA Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Clinic - Clinic to join our travel team in Charlottesville, VA! This is a full time travel contract ...
Travel
$1,849/week
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Travel Nurse RN - Clinical
Cookeville Regional Medical Center
Cookeville, Tennessee
TotalMed Staffing
a day ago
Travel
$1,843/week
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Mynela Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Clinical
Sierra Health Care, Inc
Truth or Consequences, New Mexico
Mynela Staffing
2 days ago
Travel
$1,821/week
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Ardor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - Clinical
Aspen, Colorado
Ardor Health Solutions
a day ago
Location: Aspen, CO Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Clinic - Clinic to join our travel team in Aspen, CO! This is a full time travel contract position. Requirem ...
Travel
$1,794/week
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Destination Travelcare
Travel Nurse RN - Clinical
Aspen, Colorado
Destination Travelcare
2 days ago
Travel
$1,794/week
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Mynela Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Clinical
Mercy Medical Center
Williston, North Dakota
Mynela Staffing
a day ago
Travel
$1,700/week
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TotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Clinical
Aspen Valley Hospital
Aspen, Colorado
TotalMed Staffing
a day ago
Travel
$1,583/week
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Mynela Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Clinical
Aspen Valley Hospital
Aspen, Colorado
Mynela Staffing
a day ago
Travel
$1,578/week
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Travel Nurse RN - Clinical
Boston Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts
TotalMed Staffing
a day ago
Travel
$1,400/week
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Clinical Nurse FAQs

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 Assignment Pay Package Breakdown

Posted on Feb 20, 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 you are willing to be flexible with…

Need for nurses in Indiana during pandemic raises their prospects for higher pay

Posted on Nov 25, 2020
Indiana’s rise in cases means there is a need for traveling nurses here in Indiana. In fact, Hundreds of those positions are open across the state right now. News8 David joining us now. The president of Indiana’s hospital association said increasing hospitalizations are putting a strain on hospitals which creates staffing shortages in Indiana and…

Day in the Life: COVID-19 ICU Nurse

Posted on Nov 11, 2020
As the nation’s daily count of COVID-19 cases continues to rise, we are again seeing a major demand for nurses and travel nurses in facilities across the country. For some of us, we have experienced this public health catastrophe in waves, while others have been working COVID crisis contracts since March. Either way, nurses have…

Can I be a Travel Nurse as a New Grad?

Posted on Oct 16, 2020
It’s a very good question to ask: can you be a travel nurse as a new grad. At the end of the day, probably not. Unfortunately, new graduate nurses don’t make the best travel nurses due to lack of experience. It can be an uncomfortable experience for both the traveler and the facility staff. Most facilities…

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Travel Nurse RN - Clinical
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a day ago
Location: North Bergen, NJ Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Clinic - Clinic to join our travel team in North Bergen, NJ! This is a full time travel contract posit ...
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$2,484/week
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$2,112/week
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Travel Nurse RN - Clinical
Utica, New York
Ardor Health Solutions
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Location: Utica, NY Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Dialysis - DIALYSIS to join our travel team in Utica, NY! This is a full time travel contract position. Requ ...
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$2,153/week
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Trinity Health FirstChoice
Travel Nurse RN - Clinical
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Trinity Health FirstChoice
5 months ago
Benefits: Generous Tax Free Allowances Shift Differentials 403b Retirement Plan Direct Deposit Part of Trinity Health (92 hospitals nationwide) Easily move from one as ...
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$3,312/week
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