Clinical Nurse Specialist
A Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) is an expert clinician who works in a specialized area of nursing practice.
A Nurse Practitioner (NP) is a registered nurse who has completed a graduate education program. A nurse practitioner focuses on providing primary care to patients. There are numerous specialties for nurse practitioners, including Family Health, Geriatric Health, Adult Health, Pediatrics, Psychiatric Mental Health, Acute Care, and Women’s Health.