Clinical Nurse Specialists Resource Center

Development of a New CNS Curriculum

The healthcare environment is constantly changing in regards to patient care practices, technological advancements, and health professionals’ scopes of practice. There is now a larger focus on safety, quality improvement, patient-centered care, and health outcomes. In recent years, healthcare has also shifted towards wellness…

Injury Contributors in Clinical Practice

“Human Factors” are commonly referenced when describing safety hazards found within organizations. In healthcare, “human factors” are more commonly considered when explaining safety incidents such as needle sticks, slips-trips-and-falls, and exposure to infections which focus minimally on the patient’s involvement, while readily questioning the…

Organ Donation

Solid organ transplantation has been a therapeutic option for patients with end-stage organ failure for more than 50 years; however, transplantation is associated with many challenges. A scarcity of organs reduces the likelihood of transplantation for many individuals. Currently more than 78,000 people in…

Clinical Time Management

Nursing students must juggle competing demands when learning in the hospital setting The clinical setting can be overwhelming to nursing students. Jumping from the relatively safe confines of the classroom to the noisy, busy, sometimes life-or-death atmosphere of a hospital can cause students to…

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