Clinical Nurse Specialist Toolkit

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-03-02
  • Publisher: Springer Pub Co
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The Clinical Nurse Specialist Toolkit serves as a one-stop, all-inclusive guide designed for novice Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNSs) just getting started in this exciting new career. Organized in an easy-to-use, bullet-point format, this book contains 6 key sections:

Table of Contents

Contributorsp. ix
Prefacep. xi
Getting Startedp. 1
Negotiating a Jobp. 3
Creating a Job Descriptionp. 13
Finding a Place in the Organizationp. 23
Working With "The Boss"p. 31
Moving Forwardp. 41
Learning the Ropes: Orientationp. 43
Establishing Credibilityp. 53
Prioritizing: Avoiding Overcommitment and Underachievementp. 59
Finding a Mentorp. 65
Using the Web: Guide to Web-Based Resourcesp. 71
Gaining Momentump. 77
Leading Groupsp. 79
Mentoring Staffp. 89
Precepting Studentsp. 97
Evaluationp. 107
Documenting Clinical Outcomesp. 109
Communicating Results: Who Needs to Know Whatp. 117
Reaching Outp. 125
Becoming Involved With Professional Organizationsp. 127
Reaching Out to Community Agenciesp. 135
Networkingp. 145
Professional Recognitionp. 151
Obtaining Certification: Considering the Optionsp. 153
Navigating the Privileging and Credentialing Processp. 159
Qualifying for Reimbursementp. 163
Secrets for a Joyful Life as a CNSp. 173
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