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Clinical Nurse Specialist

This type of medical professional is an expert in diagnosing, managing, and treating illness in a specific area of expertise. The types of specialty areas that may be focused on include patients and their families, administration, or nurse management. This specialty guides nurses in a practice or workplace for efficiency.

A Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) may work within a clinical practice, a place where he or she is able to teach, a research facility, or within a management position at a healthcare establishment. For example: hospitals, outpatient facilities, or home care systems.

Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS) are in high demand due to their ability to provide specialized care.

A Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM) is an advanced practice registered nurse in nurse midwifery. This type of medical professional focuses on the care and well-being of women during pregnancy and during the postpartum period. This type of specialty may work in a clinic, within a private practice, at a birthing center, or work at in a home for an at home delivery.

This medical professional may have the ability to prescribe medications, treatments, or other measures needed in order to care for a patient. A Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM) cares for women from puberty all the way through menopause. A Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM) may also care for male patients with sexually transmitted diseases.

This specialty tends to work together with a team of other medical professionals such as an obstetrician and gynecologists.


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