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What does it take to become a Clinical Nurse Specialists?

What type of education is needed for this line of work? I've graduated with my G.E.D and would like to know what else I need. Is there room for advancements in this career field.

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Barbara’s Answer

I agree with Ann's answer. A CNS indicates that you are a specialist in a particular specialty. I would recommend a couple of years as a nurse before specializing. Nursing is a wonderful career and there is a lot of opportunities and things that you can do with it.
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Nursing is a great field to get into! Your first step is to get your RN. You can do this by earning an Associates or Bachelor's in Nursing. I recommend the BSN over ASN since you want to advance. There are also more job opportunities with a BSN.

After you complete your degree you will take the NCLEX to become an RN. You will need 1 to 2 years experience as a nurse to begin your Masters of Science in Nursing. There are several types of Master's degrees for nursing, you will want one that is specifically for CNS.

Ann recommends the following next steps:

Check out this site https://nurse.org/resources/clinical-nurse-specialist/
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