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understand the role and scope of other nurse specialties to ensure effective collaboration educator; nurse leader; family nurse practitioner; acute care

among nurses, the organization, and other professionals with whom advanced Advanced registered nurses work in highly collaborative environments and must collaborate with role and scope of one’s own practice, it is essential to registered nurses regularly interact.

Use the “Nursing Roles Graphic Organizer Template” to differentiate how advanced registered nurse roles relate to and collaborate with different areas of nursing practice. Compare your future role with one of the following: nurse

interdisciplinary teams in order to provide excellent patient care. Besides knowing the nurse practitioner; graduate nurse with an emphasis/specialty in public health, health care administration, business, or informatics; clinical nurse specialist; doctor of nursing practice. Indicate in the appropriate columns on the template which roles you are comparing.

Make sure to compare the following areas of practice in your graphic organizer:

  1. Ethics
  2. Education
  3. Leadership
  4. Public Health
  5. Health Care Administration
  6. Informatics
  7. Business/Finance
  8. Specialty (e.g., Family, Acute Care)

Include any regulatory bodies or certification agencies that provide guidance or parameters on how these roles incorporate concepts into practice.

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Comparison of Roles in Relation to Ethics

12 points

Comparison of Roles in Relation to Education

12 points

Comparison of Roles in Relation to Leadership

12 points

Comparison of Roles in Relation to Public Health

12 points

Comparison Roles in Relation to Health Care Administration

12 points

Comparison of Roles in Relation to Informatics

12 points

Comparison of Roles in Relation to Business or Finance

12 points

Comparison of Roles in Relation to Specialty

6 points

Required Sources

6 points

Visual Appeal

6 points


6 points

Mechanics of Writing (includes spelling, punctuation, grammar, and language use)

6 points

Documentation of Sources

6 points

Total120 points

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Nursing Roles Graphic Organizer Template

  Clinical Nurse Specialist Nurse Educator Observations (Similarities/Differences)
Ethics Practice in clinical care settings.

Use of nursing code of ethics to guide clinical care.

Practice mostly in academic settings.

Use of nursing code of ethics to formulate curriculum and institutional policies.



-Clinical nurse specialists use ethics to portray moral judgment and professionalism when faced with ethical dilemmas in clinical settings, while nurse educators are nursing ethics stewards who ensure nursing teams adhere to set guidelines in majorly in education settings

-CNSs use the set code of ethics as a basis for their practice in clinical and community settings, while nurse educators use evidence-based information to encourage the formation of new codes of ethics while  upgrading the current ones(Nursing Roles Graphic-Organizer-Template Essay-ample)


CNSs and nurse educators are required to follow the set code of ethics

-Both offer guidance to their staff on the use of a code of ethics

Education Academic qualification- Master’s Degree of Science in Nursing

Sometimes a DNP qualification-

Requires 500 clinical working hours.




Academic qualification- BSC qualification.



Clinical nurse specialists are required to have a Master’s degree of Science in Nursing, while nurse educators require certification as registered nurses (BSC).

-CNSs may also be required to have a graduate degree relevant to CNSs roles, while educators may be required to have a Master’s degree or a Doctorate in Nursing(Nursing Roles Graphic-Organizer-Template Essay-ample)

-CNSs requires 500 practical hours, while educator may not be required since they take up less practical roles (Darmody & Coke, 2019).


Both require at least an RN Licensure and a Master’s Degree of Science in Nursing as minimal academic qualifications.

-Doctorate Nursing Degrees may also be required for both specialties.

Leadership Leadership roles involve setting clinical goals




Leadership roles in a

curriculums setting



CNSs are role models, leaders, and mentors in their clinical settings to help colleagues achieve their professional/practice goals while nurse educators guide the students towards their academic journey.

-CNSs guide their staff to translate evidence into practice and care settings, while nurse educators guide students in improving their knowledge and research skills.(Nursing Roles Graphic-Organizer-Template Essay-ample)

-As leaders, CNSs implement evidence-based interventions and changes to improve the quality of care while nurse educators take up leadership roles in forming the education curriculum.


-Both specialties take act as role models and mentors.

-Both take part in influencing and implementing change in their respective settings.(Nursing Roles Graphic-Organizer-Template Essay-ample)

Public Health Public Health and safety through screening and treatment.



Public Health and safety through health promotion.




-CNSs may promote public health and safety through screening, diagnosis, and treatment of conditions affecting the community, while nurse educators may be used to provide health education on quality lifestyle and disease prevention.(Nursing Roles Graphic-Organizer-Template Essay-ample)

-CNSs address health disparities based on culture during care provision, while nurse educators act as agents for change to promote health-seeking behaviors among the people through collecting and analyzing public health data.


-Both perform responsibilities directed to improve public health and safety.

Health Care Administration Administrative functions such as management to improve care quality.




Administrative functions- improving nursing education through effective curriculums. Differences

CNSs act as administrators in healthcare settings in management roles such as implementing clinical practice strategies, while nurse educators handle academic issues and institutions’ policies.

-CNSs collaborate with other caregivers to improve the quality of care, while nurse educators collaborate to improve nursing education.(Nursing Roles Graphic-Organizer-Template Essay-ample)


-Both specialists take up leadership roles in their respective settings.

-Both lead and act as agents of change.

Informatics Importance of IT in healthcare- integrating IT in care.



Importance of IT in healthcare- Educating about IT in healthcare.



-CNSs are involved in integrating IT in providing care for their patients while nurse educators train new nurses on IT systems in healthcare and how to utilize them.

-CNSs implement and sustain IT resources such as EHRs to improve communication with other health professionals to accomplish care goals, while nurse educators act as the main communication channel between education and healthcare settings.(Nursing Roles Graphic-Organizer-Template Essay-ample)


-Both embrace the use of IT to improve the quality of care.

-Both require necessary knowledge on how to operate IT systems to run their operations.

-Both motivate and inspire their staff to adopt IT to maximize efficiency.

Business/Finance Financial decisions.

Economic models to promote cost-effectiveness.




Financial decisions.

EBP to offer affordable care.


CNSs adopt economic models to promote cost-effectiveness in healthcare delivery, while nurse educators may be involved in implementing EBP to promote cost-effectiveness.

-Both specialties have different salaries, where compensation depends on the level of education and experience.(Nursing Roles Graphic-Organizer-Template Essay-ample)


-Both are involved in decision-making on implementing affordable healthcare services.

Specialty (e.g., Family, Acute Care) Practice Settings.

Specialization in


Practice Settings.

Specialization in

academic institutions.


CNSs work in acute care settings, while nurse educators work in academic institutions.

-CNS may specialize in Public and Community Health, Mental health, maternal care, Gerontology, or even Pediatrics

Nurse educators may specialize in clinical and academic settings based on the type of training, level of education, and experience (Bastable, 2021).(Nursing Roles Graphic-Organizer-Template Essay-ample)

Regulatory Bodies or Certification Agencies That Provide Guidance or Parameters on How These Roles Incorporate Concepts Into Practice  

American Association of Nurse Practitioners(AANP



American Association of College of Nursing The National League for Nursing(NLN Differences

CNSs receive their certification from the American Association of Nurse Practitioners(AANP) or the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), which administers national examinations, while nurse educator receive their certification from the American Association of College of Nursing or the National League for Nursing(NLN)


-Both specialties must meet the required academic qualification for certification- a Master’s Degree for CNSs and a BSC for nurse educators

– The roles of both specialties are based on the type of training, level of education, and experience (Lavin et al., 2022).(Nursing Roles Graphic-Organizer-Template Essay-ample)

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Bastable, S. B. (1998). Nurse as educator: Principles of teaching and learning. American Journal of Nursing98(6), 16L. https://doi.org/10.1097/00000446-199806000-00015

Darmody, J. V., & Coke, L. A. (2019). Becoming a clinical nurse specialist in the United States. Clinical Nurse Specialist33(6), 284-286. https://doi.org/10.1097/nur.0000000000000480

Lavin, R. P., Veenema, T. G., Sasnett, L., Schneider-Firestone, S., Thornton, C. P., Saenz, D., Cobb, S., Shahid, M., Peacock, M., & Couig, M. P. (2022). Analysis of nurse practitioners’ educational preparation, Credentialing, and scope of practice in U.S. emergency departments. Journal of Nursing Regulation12(4), 50-62. https://doi.org/10.1016/s2155-8256(22)00010-2

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