Georgia CNS Mission

To advance the unique expertise and value the clinical nurse specialist contributes to healthcare.

Georgia CNS Goals

The Georgia CNS will:

  • promote the full scope of practice of the clinical nurse specialist;
  • serve as the national leader for clinical nurse specialist education;
  • promote the benefit the clinical nurse specialist brings to evidenced-based quality care, patient safety, and cost of savings in healthcare delivery; and
  • promote research that evaluates the efficacy and value of clinical nurse specialist interventions and practice.

Our Story

Every business has a beginning, and this is where you talk about yours. People want to know what opportunity you saw or how your passion led to the creation of something new. Talk about your roots--people wanna know you have some.

Georgia CNS Purpose

  • provide educational, networking, and mentoring opportunities for the continuing professional development of the clinical nurse specialist;
  • promote the visibility of clinical nurse specialists’ impact on cost, quality and access to nursing care to health care systems/organizations;
  • provide education to communities and/or health care organizations and the public regarding the unique contributions of clinical nurse specialists to the well-being of individuals and groups;
  • provide a forum for the identification and discussion of issues and trends that affect and shape the evolution of clinical nurse specialist practice;
  • promote the unification of clinical nurse specialists in their advanced practice roles regarding competencies, spheres of influence, standards of performance and educational preparation;
  • provide for the development and dissemination of position statements and white papers regarding health care policy issues pertinent to quality, cost and access to nursing care, strategies to improve the appropriate use of health care resources and the need for and preparation of clinical nurse specialists.
  • serve as a clearinghouse for information pertinent to clinical nurse specialists and clinical nurse specialist practice;
  • collaborate with other groups addressing issues of common concern to advanced practice nurses;
  • contribute to the body of knowledge regarding clinical nurse specialist practice and patient care;
  • promote the development of programs relevant to the preparation of clinical nurse specialist students;
  • provide opportunities for mentorship for clinical nurse specialist students and members interested in becoming active members of the professional organization;
  • represent the interests of clinical nurse specialists in legislative and regulatory processes.
  • represent the interests of clinical nurse specialists in licensing, accreditation, credentialing, and educational initiatives.

Message from the Georgia CNS President:


We need CNS APRN representation at the Capital to support Senator Renee Unterman during the upcoming legislative sessions. There is strength in numbers. We need to stand united to show our constituent backing. Please see below for the 2017  initiatives. Please also encourage sign ups from our nurses and students. There are also sign-ups for Legislative Boot Camp for learn how to effectively advocate with talking points to legislation for our healthcare access in Georgia and the nursing profession.
Senator Unterman has 3 main initiatives for 2017:
1) Compact Nursing Licensure is being  reintroduced
2) Study Proposal for APRN full practice authority to improve healthcare access for Georgians
3) Tax incentives for APRN preceptorship
Thank you for your time and support.
Georgia Clinical Nurse Specialist- President

Meet the Board Elect

Barbara Hill, MSN.....


Mona Brown


Cindy Bond


Meet the Team

Mona Brown


Marianne Baird

Conference Consultant

Pat Marshall

Secretary Elect