Clinical Nurse Specialists provide expertadvice related to specific conditions or treatment pathways. Theyfocus on improving patient care and developing services.
ClinicalNurse Specialists (CNS) play a unique role in the delivery of highquality care. These clinicians are experts in evidence-basedpractice in specialty areas, such as oncology, paediatrics,geriatrics, psychiatric / mental health and community health amongothers.
In addition to providing direct patient care,CNS’s may engage in teaching, mentoring, consulting,research, management and systems improvement.
They are able toadapt their practice to work across settings, and influenceoutcomes by providing expert consultation to all care providers andby implementing improvements in health care deliverysystems.