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Clinical Nurse Specialists
Clinical nurse specialists (CNSs), a classification of advanced practice nurses (APNs), are registered nurses who have completed advanced clinical nurses' educational practice requirements. Qualified to handle a wide variety of physical and mental health problems, CNSs are primarily involved in providing primary health care and psychotherapy. More than 2.6 million registered nurses, which includes clinical nurse specialists, are employed in the United States.