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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
Registered Nurse (RN) - Clinical
Saint Louis, Missouri
SSM Health · posted 10 hours ago
Sign On Bonus commitments: $5K bonus = 1 year commitment Lump sum payout upon hire $10K bonus = 2 year commitment. $5k paid upon hire; $5k after 12 months Relocation bonus commitment is 1 year for ...
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$24-38/hour
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SSM Health
Manager Registered Nurse (RN) - Clinical
SSM Health DePaul Hospital
Bridgeton, Missouri
SSM Health · posted a day ago
Sign On Bonus commitments: $5K bonus = 1 year commitment Lump sum payout upon hire $10K bonus = 2 year commitment. $5k paid upon hire; $5k after 12 months Relocation bonus commitment is 1 year for ...
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SSM Health
Manager Registered Nurse (RN) - Clinical
SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital
Mount Vernon, Illinois
SSM Health · posted a day ago
Sign On Bonus commitments: $5K bonus = 1 year commitment Lump sum payout upon hire $10K bonus = 2 year commitment. $5k paid upon hire; $5k after 12 months Relocation bonus commitment is 1 year for ...
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Travel Nurse RN - Clinical
Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center
Panama City, Florida
TotalMed Staffing · posted 15 hours ago
$3,837/week
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Travel Nurse RN - Clinical
Miami Valley Hospital
Dayton, Ohio
TotalMed Staffing · posted 20 hours ago
$2,913/week
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Travel Nurse RN - Clinical
Kaiser Permanente Gwinnett Comprehensive Medical Center
Duluth, Georgia
TotalMed Staffing · posted 16 hours ago
$2,554/week
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Travel Nurse RN - Clinical
Renown Regional Medical Center
Reno, Nevada
TotalMed Staffing · posted 21 hours ago
$2,431/week
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Cross Country Nurses
Travel Nurse RN - Clinical - COVID19
Gastonia, North Carolina
Cross Country Nurses · posted 12 hours 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 CoverageDependent Heal ...
$1,870/week
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Travel Nurse RN - Clinical
Senior Care Partners P.A.C.E
Battle Creek, Michigan
TotalMed Staffing · posted 14 hours ago
$1,683/week
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Travel Nurse RN - Clinical
Providence RI
Providence, Rhode Island
TotalMed Staffing · posted a day ago
$1,639/week
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Travel Nurse RN - Clinical
Hilton Head Island SC
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
TotalMed Staffing · posted a day ago
$1,622/week
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Travel Nurse RN - Clinical
Randall/South Elgin IL
South Elgin, Illinois
TotalMed Staffing · posted a day ago
$1,594/week
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Travel Nurse RN - Clinical
Knightdale NC
Knightdale, North Carolina
TotalMed Staffing · posted a day ago
$1,589/week
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Travel Nurse RN - Clinical
Harrisburg NC
Harrisburg, North Carolina
TotalMed Staffing · posted a day ago
$1,589/week
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Travel Nurse RN - Clinical
Holding Facility RI
Corporate, Rhode Island
TotalMed Staffing · posted a day ago
$1,483/week
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Travel Nurse RN - Clinical
Holding Facility SC
Columbia, South Carolina
TotalMed Staffing · posted a day ago
$1,438/week
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Travel Nurse RN - Clinical
Katy TX
Katy, Texas
TotalMed Staffing · posted a day ago
$1,403/week
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Travel Nurse RN - Clinical
Lantana TX
Lantana, Texas
TotalMed Staffing · posted a day ago
$1,403/week
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Travel Nurse RN - Clinical
Wylie TX
Wylie, Texas
TotalMed Staffing · posted a day ago
$1,403/week
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Travel Nurse RN - Clinical
Lamar/Austin TX
Austin, Texas
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$1,403/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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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…

Burlington, Vermont: Travel Nurse Guide

Posted on Oct 12, 2020
Vermont is one of the smallest states in the U.S, but also one of the most beautiful and enjoyable places to live. All four seasons offer something special, highlighted by stunning scenery throughout the state. Burlington, Vermont is a city of approximately 43,000 residents, located at the northern edge of the state, bordering Canada. The…

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