Defining the role of specialist nurse

Nurs Stand. 1996 Jan 17-23;10(17):27-9. doi: 10.7748/ns.10.17.27.s31.


Much confusion exists over the role of the clinical nurse specialist. In this article, the author uses the example of rheumatology to highlight what the role of the nurse specialist should be and the importance of proper education and qualification to prepare nurses for this function.

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Job Description*
  • Models, Nursing
  • Nurse Clinicians / education
  • Nurse Clinicians / organization & administration*