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10.27.27.00.htm 10.27.27.00. Title 10 MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH Subtitle 27 BOARD OF NURSING Chapter 27 Practice of Clinical Nurse Specialist Authority: Health Occupations Article, §8-205(a)1) (2) (4) and (5) and 8-302(b)1)iii) and (2)ii) Annotated Code of Maryland
10.27.27.01.htm 10.27.27.01. 01 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) “Advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) means a registered nurse who holds a current license as:a) A certified nurse midwife (CNM). b) A certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA). c) A certified nurse practitioner (CRNP). d) A clinical nurse specialist (CNS) and. e) An advanced practice registered nurse/psychiatric mental health (APRN/PMH).
10.27.27.02.htm 10.27.27.02. 02 Certification.. A. An applicant for certification as a clinical nurse specialist shall:. 1) Be a registered nurse currently licensed in Maryland;. 2) Successfully complete a graduate degree at the master’s or higher level at an accredited college or university that prepares a registered nurse for certification as a clinical nurse specialist;3) Successfully complete a national certifying exam recognized by the Board for certification as a clinical nurse specialist
10.27.27.03.htm 10.27.27.03. 03 Certification by Endorsement.. A. An applicant for certification by endorsement shall:. 1) Apply for a license as a registered nurse in this State in accordance with Health Occupations Article, §8-307, Annotated Code of Maryland;2) Complete in full an application for Maryland certification as a clinical nurse specialist on a form approved by the Board;3) Submit documentation satisfactory to the Board that the applicant has completed a master’s or higher level education progr
10.27.27.04.htm 10.27.27.04. 04 Renewal of Certification.. A. A certification as a clinical nurse specialist expires at the same time as the clinical nurse specialist’s registered nursing license.B. In accordance with the provisions of Health Occupations Article, §8-312, Annotated Code of Maryland, before a clinical nurse specialist’s certification expires, the clinical nurse specialist may renew for an additional term if the clinical nurse specialist:1) Is otherwise entitled to be certified;.
10.27.27.05.htm 10.27.27.05. 05 Scope of Practice.. A. The practice of the clinical nurse specialist:. 1) Encompasses the continuous improvement of patient outcomes and nursing care;. 2) Shall be in accordance with the core competencies and behaviors specified by the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists or other national certifying body recognized by the Board;3) Includes creating therapeutic environments through mentoring and system changes; and.
10.27.27.06.htm 10.27.27.06. 06 Practice Before Certification.. A. A registered nurse who has completed the education requirements for the advanced practice of a clinical nurse specialist and has registered for a national certifying exam recognized by the Board may practice in this State as a clinical nurse specialist graduate if the registered nurse has:1) A current license to practice registered nursing in this State;.
10.27.27.07.htm 10.27.27.07. 07 Unlawful Practices.. A. Unless authorized to practice under this chapter, an individual may not use the following words or abbreviations:1) Certified clinical nurse specialist;. 2) Clinical nurse specialist (CNS). 3) Clinical Registered Nurse Specialist (CRNS). 4) Clinical nurse specialist graduate; or. 5) Nurse specialist graduate.. B. An individual certified under this chapter shall be subject to disciplinary prohibitions and sanctions set forth under Hea
10.27.27.9999.htm 10.27.27.9999. Administrative History Effective date: October 1, 2012 (39:19 Md. R. 1236). Regulation .02D amended as an emergency provision effective September 1, 2014 (41:19 Md. R. 1074) emergency status expired effective February 27, 2015Regulation .02C, D repealed effective April 13, 2015 (42:7 Md. R. 569).
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