Virginia Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists
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Virginia Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists

The VaCNS exists to enhance and promote the unique, high-value contribution of the Clinical Nurse Specialist to the health and well-being of individuals, families, groups, and community; to promote and advance the practice of nursing; and respond to the rapidly changing health care arena and challenges facing Clinical Nurse Specialists in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

VaCNS serves as the state authority on Clinical Nurse Specialists’ practice, education, and research, and strives to increase statewide visibility and influence of clinical nurse specialists. The Association provides a forum for Clinical Nurse Specialists to advance nursing knowledge, share resources, and discuss current issues to improve healthcare outcomes in Virginia.

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News & Announcements

2021 NACNS Annual Conference Buzz Kit #ResurgenceOfTheCNS How to Use the Buzz Kit Content to promote the 2021 Annual Conference with the goal of...

Hello All, A collaborative composed of clinical nurse specialists from several NACNS subcommittees is working on a project that includes looking...

Posted by Sarah Taylor in NACNS Initiative

Call for volunteers to conduct the annual VaCNS 2020 financial review. Must be active VaCNS member; open also to students who are VaCNS members....

This week HB 1747 will be heard in the Senate Education and Health Committee, the next step toward passage of our bill in the General Assembly....

Posted by Cindy Ward in Legislative Update

Five Clinical Nurse Specialists Elected To NACNS Leadership Will Help Lead “Resurgence Of The CNS” For 89,000 Clinical Nurse Specialists The...

The February VaCNS Membership meeting will be held on Monday, February 8, 2021 at 5:00 pm. Please join us by Zoom or by phone. Please visit the...

The Govenor's Task Force on Services for Survivors of Sexual Assault needs applications for the following seats: Licensed Nurse - Sexual Assault...

Thank you, Delegate Adams, Becky Bowers-Lanier, and our dedicated members of the VACNS. We will continue to update as we know more throughout the...

Posted by Erin Smith in Legislative Update

Happy New Year! The monthly VaCNS membership meeting will be held on Monday, January 11, 2021, 5 pm to 6pm. Please join us on Zoom or by phone. The...

Posted in Meeting Information

Announcement: 2020 VaCNS Board Election Results President Elect: Erin M. Smith Secretary: Terri Crowder Board Member at Large: F. Kay Butler...

VaCNS Member Award & Recognitions February 2021 Kay Butler MSN APRN AGCNS-BC CCRN ACM-RN Kay Butler is the recipient of the 2021 Pamela Jane...

Dear CNS Colleagues, HB 1747 will be reviewed during the Virginia General Assembly, which convenes for a short session starting tomorrow. Now is...

Posted by Erin Smith in Legislative Update

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Richmond, VA · Position at Fresenius Medical Care

Job ID 210003SOAvailable Openings 1Position Specific Information Mechanicsville Turnpike location - Richmond Full-time role RN license...

Martinsville, VA · Position at Fresenius Medical Care

Job ID 210002IRAvailable Openings 1 PURPOSE AND SCOPE: The professional registered nurse (Home Therapy CAP RN 2) position may be an entry level...

Danville, VA · Position at Fresenius Medical Care

Job ID 210003BUAvailable Openings 1 PURPOSE AND SCOPE: The registered professional nurse (CAP RN 1) position is an entry level designation into...

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