The clinical nurse specialist role in Canada.

  title={The clinical nurse specialist role in Canada.},
  author={Denise Bryant-Lukosius and Nancy Carter and Kelley Kilpatrick and Ruth Martin-Misener and Faith Donald and Sharon Kaasalainen and Patricia Harbman and Ivy Lynn Bourgeault and Alba DiCenso},
  journal={Nursing leadership},
  volume={23 Spec No 2010},
The clinical nurse specialist (CNS) provides an important clinical leadership role for the nursing profession and broader healthcare system; yet the prominence and deployment of this role have fluctuated in Canada over the past 40 years. This paper draws on the results of a decision support synthesis examining advanced practice nursing roles in Canada. The synthesis included a scoping review of the Canadian and international literature and in-depth interviews with key informants including CNSs… CONTINUE READING