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The role of the Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) is to provide clinical expertise for evidence-based practice within the specialty of Rheumatology. Through autonomous practice they develop, implement and evaluate programs of care to maximize outcomes for patient-specific and rheumatologic populations. As direct care providers they complete comprehensive assessments, diagnosis and treatment plans for those with rheumatic conditions.
A CNS is an advanced practitioner who works in a particular specialty, for example, rheumatology. The CNS provides specialty care through:
This information is provided for general education only. Individuals should consult a qualified health care provider for professional medical advice, diagnoses and treatment of a medical or health condition.
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