A clinical nurse consultant, also called a clinical nurse specialist, helps health care facilities ensure they provide superior standards of care and effective treatment. They have extensive and highly specialized knowledge to ensure that a facility's nurses and its processes offer the best possible care to patients. Nursing consultant jobs require advanced education and clinical training. A clinical nurse consultant typically specializes in either patient care, management of nurses or administration. They often work within a certain medical specialty, such as pediatrics, oncology or elder care.
Clinical Nurse Specialist
How to Become a Nursing Consultant: 15 Steps (with Pictures)
Students who pursue the Clinical Nurse Specialist area of study will be prepared as expert clinicians in a specialized area of nursing practice Adult-Gerontology. In addition to providing direct patient care, Clinical Nurse Specialists influence care outcomes by providing expert consultation for nursing staff and by implementing evidence-based practice initiatives to support improvements in health care delivery systems. Career Opportunities. Clinical nurse specialists are employed in a variety of health care settings including: acute care, critical care, rehabilitation, long-term care and community-based health care settings rehabilitation centers, long-term care facilities, residential care facilities, outpatient clinics, and home health agencies. Additional career opportunities include positions as program directors, case managers, consultants, quality improvement coordinators and outcome managers in a variety of health care settings.
Starting a Nurse Practitioner Business
This article outlines 10 key steps for practitioners to consider when setting up and running a nurse-led clinic. It lays emphasis on careful planning, professional development and the need to audit and evaluate the service to ensure the clinic is measurably effective. Abstract Hatchett, R. Nursing Times ; 4, There has been a huge growth in nurse-led clinics, improving the patient experience and offering opportunities for role development to nurses.
Purpose: The purpose of this article is to describe a business case framework that can guide clinical nurse specialists CNS in clinical intervention development. Background: Increased emphasis on cost-effective interventions in healthcare requires skills in analyzing the need to make the business case, especially for resource-intensive interventions. This framework assists the CNS to anticipate resource use and then consider if the intervention makes good business sense. Business case framework: We describe a business case framework that can assist the CNS to fully explore the problem and determine if developing an intervention is a good investment. We describe several analyses that facilitate making the business case to include the following: problem identification and alignment with strategic priorities, needs assessment, stakeholder analysis, market analysis, intervention implementation planning, financial analysis, and outcome evaluation.