Nursing Leadership

Nursing Leadership 36(3) January 2024 : 56-69.doi:10.12927/cjnl.2024.27288
Nursing Research

A Compendium of Clinical Nurse Specialist Roles in a Canadian Health Authority

Tannis Andersen, Shannon Paul-Jost, Allyson Thomas, Sherry Miyashita, Vicki Kennedy and Amanda Lavigne


Interior Health in British Columbia advocates for and supports advanced practice nurses, inclusive of regional clinical nurse specialists (CNSs). CNSs develop evidence-informed programs, education, policies and practice standards. The article uses an advanced practice nursing framework to anchor two case studies: (1) the operationalization and implementation of a regional CNS role in primary care and (2) the use of a knowledge translation strategy to build clinical capacity in serious illness conversations. These case studies embody the CNS role and provide a voice for CNSs to communicate the ways in which their advanced practice nursing role is pivotal in healthcare system transformation and for providing quality patient care.



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