Feb 142018


This is a one-of-a-kind, all-inclusive reference guide for new clinical nurse specialists (CNSs) entering the field, as well as for seasoned practitionerslooking to update their knowledge. Disseminating a wealth of current professional practice guidance and practical information on reimbursement andcertification, the second edition has been fully updated to reflect changes resulting from the Affordable Care Act and the APRN Consensus Model.

Four new chapters address changes and emerging trends, expanding the focus on independent practice, increasing demands on health care due to the growingpopulation of older adults, and updated reimbursement/economic issues. This authoritative toolkit is organized in an easy-toread format and includesnumerous clinical examples, case scenarios, and personal anecdotes culled from the contributors’Äô own professional experiences.

New to the Second Edition:

Fully revised and updated
Addresses CNS practice within affordable care organizations
Describes the CNS leadership role in system-level evidence-based practice initiatives
Covers documentation and communication of CNS activities aligning with strategic initiatives and CNS practice priorities
Discusses facilitating transitions of care to ensure safety and quality
Addresses the CNS role in interprofessional education in clinical settings
Key Features:

Presents crucial information on negotiating and securing a job
Provides advice on establishing credibility, prioritizing, and finding a mentor
Contains guidelines on mentoring staff, leading groups, and precepting students
Addresses documenting and measuring clinical outcomes
Describes how to network with professional organizations and community agencies
Offers practical guidance on applying for reimbursement and pursuing certification and licensure



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