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

The Mission of the Virginia Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists is to promote the critical role of Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS) in improving the health of Virginians by:

-Ensuring direct access to the advanced nursing specialty services provided by CNSs;
-Educating professional nurses & others in the delivery of evidence-based specialty care; and
-Acting as "change agents" in healthcare to improve systems of care, prevent disease, and enhance the health and well-being of the specialty populations we serve.

News & Announcements

After years of work, Clinical Nurse Specialists at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital have been approved for credentialing. We are very excited to...

Posted by Phyllis Whitehead · 3 comments

Thanks to all who contributed to the conversation around the need for regulation change related to CNS practice. The next step will be discussion...


Dear CNS Colleagues, You may recall that the Federal Office of Management and Budget denied Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS) a separate category in...

Posted by Linda Thurby Hay · 0 comments

As we learned at our recent VaCNS conference, Sigma Theta Tau has a platform to publish your work and retain ownership. Examine your presentations,...


VaCNS has petitioned the Virginia Board of Nursing to revise all regulations relating to the registration and practice of clinical nurse...

Holly Tenaglia, a CNS student at Old Dominion University, is in need of a preceptor in the Hampton Roads area. Her interest is oncology, but she...

Act on Alzheimers Provider Practice Tools Brief training videos on using the different cognitive screening...

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Upcoming Events

Arlington, VA

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 6:00pm ET

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