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AACN Scope and Standards for Acute Care Clinical Nurse Specialist Practice

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The purpose of AACN Scope and Standards for Acute Care Clinical Nurse Specialist Practice is to describe the practice of the acute care CNS, whether trained and certified to care for neonatal, pediatric, or adult-gerontology patients. It is accomplished by describing the Scope of Practice, the Standards of Clinical Practice, and the Standards of Professional Performance.

While neonatal nurse practitioners are recognized as acute care nurse practitioners, they are not included in this document as their scope of practice has been defined elsewhere.


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