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Clinical Nurse Specialists - 29-1141.04

O*NET-SOC Description

Plan, direct, or coordinate the daily patient care activities in a clinical practice. Ensure adherence to established clinical policies, protocols, regulations, and standards.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Board Certified Clinical Nurse Specialist, Diabetes
  • Cardiology Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Cardiovascular Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Emergency Department Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Intensive Care Unit Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist

SOC Occupation Groups

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Tasks

  • Chair nursing departments or committees.
  • Collaborate with other health care professionals and service providers to ensure optimal patient care.
  • Coordinate or conduct educational programs or in-service training sessions on topics such as clinical procedures.
  • Design evaluation programs regarding the quality and effectiveness of nursing practice or organizational systems.
  • Design patient education programs that include information required to make informed health care and treatment decisions.
  • Develop and maintain departmental policies, procedures, objectives, or patient care standards, based on evidence-based practice guidelines or expert opinion.
  • Develop nursing service philosophies, goals, policies, priorities, or procedures.
  • Develop or assist others in development of care and treatment plans.
  • Develop, implement, or evaluate standards of nursing practice in specialty area such as pediatrics, acute care, and geriatrics.
  • Direct or supervise nursing care staff in the provision of patient therapy.
  • Evaluate the quality and effectiveness of nursing practice or organizational systems.
  • Identify training needs or conduct training sessions for nursing students or medical staff.
  • Instruct nursing staff in areas such as the assessment, development, implementation and evaluation of disability, illness, management, technology, or resources.
  • Lead nursing department implementation of, or compliance with, regulatory or accreditation processes.
  • Maintain departmental policies, procedures, objectives, or infection control standards.
  • Make clinical recommendations to physicians, other health care providers, insurance companies, patients, or health care organizations.
  • Monitor or evaluate medical conditions of patients in collaboration with other health care professionals.
  • Observe, interview, and assess patients to identify care needs.
  • Participate in clinical research projects, such as by reviewing protocols, reviewing patient records, monitoring compliance, and meeting with regulatory authorities.
  • Perform discharge planning for patients.
  • Plan, evaluate, or modify treatment programs, based on information gathered by observing and interviewing patients or by analyzing patient records.
  • Prepare reports to document patients' care activities.
  • Present clients with information required to make informed health care and treatment decisions.
  • Provide consultation to other health care providers in areas such as patient discharge, patient care, or clinical procedures.
  • Provide direct care by performing comprehensive health assessments, developing differential diagnoses, conducting specialized tests, or prescribing medications or treatments.
  • Provide specialized direct and indirect care to inpatients and outpatients within a designated specialty, such as obstetrics, neurology, oncology, or neonatal care.
  • Read current literature, talk with colleagues, or participate in professional organizations or conferences to keep abreast of developments in nursing.
  • Teach patient education programs that include information required to make informed health care and treatment decisions.
  • Write nursing orders.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Advise medical personnel regarding healthcare issues.
  • Analyze patient data to determine patient needs or treatment goals.
  • Collaborate with healthcare professionals to plan or provide treatment.
  • Collect medical information from patients, family members, or other medical professionals.
  • Communicate detailed medical information to patients or family members.
  • Conduct research to increase knowledge about medical issues.
  • Develop medical treatment plans.
  • Diagnose medical conditions.
  • Establish nursing policies or standards.
  • Evaluate patient functioning, capabilities, or health.
  • Examine patients to assess general physical condition.
  • Follow protocols or regulations for healthcare activities.
  • Maintain medical or professional knowledge.
  • Manage healthcare operations.
  • Monitor medical facility activities to ensure adherence to standards or regulations.
  • Monitor patient conditions during treatments, procedures, or activities.
  • Prepare reports summarizing patient diagnostic or care activities.
  • Prescribe medications.
  • Supervise patient care personnel.
  • Train medical providers.
  • Treat acute illnesses, infections, or injuries.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), Adult Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), Certified Nurse Midwife (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), Family Nurse Practitioner (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), Women's Health Care Nurse Practitioner (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Aerospace Medical Service (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Apprentice, Neurodiagnostic Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Craftsman, Flight and Operational Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Craftsman, Independent Duty Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Craftsman, Neurodiagnostic Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Helper, Neurodiagnostic Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Journeyman, Flight and Operational Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Journeyman, Independent Duty Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Journeyman, Neurodiagnostic Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Army Public Health Nurse (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Certified Nurse Midwife (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Clinical Nurse (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Clinical Nurse (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Clinical Nurse, Critical Care (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Clinical Nurse, Emergency/Trauma (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Clinical Nurse, Neonatal Intensive Care (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Clinical Nurse, Obstetrical (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Clinical Nurse, Staff Development (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Clinical Specialist, Nursing (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Critical Care Nursing (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Emergency Nursing (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Family Nurse Practitioner (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Family Physician (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Family Physician, Obstetrics (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Family Physician, Pain Management (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Family Physician, Sports Medicine (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Flight Nurse (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Health Services Administrator (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Health Services Administrator, Health Facilities Architect/Engineer/Construction Manager (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Health Services Technician (Coast Guard - Enlisted)
  • Medical Commander (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Medical Specialist Corps Officer (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Medical Surgical Nurse (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Mental Health Nurse (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Nurse Anesthetist (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Nurse Corps Officer (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Nursing Administrator (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Obstetric and Gynecologic Nurse (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Obstetrics and Gynecologic Nurse (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Operating Room Nurse (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Perioperative Nurse (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Physical Therapist (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Physician Assistant (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Physician Assistant (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Physician Assistant, Emergency Medicine (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Physician Assistant, General Surgery (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Physician Assistant, Orthopedics (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Physician Assistant, Otolaryngology (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Physician Assistant, Otoloyngology (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Psychiatric/Behavioral Health Nurse (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Psychiatric/Behavioral Health Nurse Practitioner (Army - Commissioned Officer only)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Nurse Supervisor, Community-Health Nursing