Clinical Nurse Specialist

What is?

Clinical nurse specialist is a registered nurse, who holds a master’s or doctoral degree in nursing and also holds a clinical nurse specialist license or certificate.

What do you do as a clinical nurse specialist?

• Provide care to patients
• Answering calls in the helpline, keep record, assess and respond to them.
• Provide consultation to patients.
• Prescribe medication to patients
• Monitor, assess and review patients’ treatment.
• Provide emotional support to their families.
• Teach other nurses about many aspects of their work.


How many years does it take to become a clinical nurse specialist?

It takes three years for a nurse to earn a nursing degree, although you are not a registered nurse, until you register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). It takes at least another to year to earn a master’s degree in nursing and even more if you are willing to pursue a doctoral degree in nursing.

How can I be a clinical nurse specialist?

First of all you need to earn your nursing degree in one of the following specialisms: Adult, Children, Mental health and Learning Disability. In addition, you need to obtain a master’s in nursing and then earn the clinical nurse specialist licence or certification. (HCPC).

How much does an clinical nurse specialist make a year?
The median annual salary of a clinical nurse specialist is 34,471£. Depending on the experience a clinical nurse specialist earns an annual salary of £26,782 – £43,519.

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