North Carolina Board of Nursing

Nursing Practice

Clinical Nurse Specialists

CNS Requirements

Effective July 1, 2015, the new CNS Rules (21 NCAC 36.0228) require all Clinical Nurse Specialists to be recognized by the North Carolina Board of Nursing in order to practice as a CNS in North Carolina. 

CNS Rules and Recognition Process

Clinical Nurse Specialist Rules - Effective July 1, 2015

Clinical Nurse Specialist Documentation Requirements

Clinical Nurse Specialist Online Application