Wisconsin Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists

The purpose of the Wisconsin Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (WIACNS) is for the education of the Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNSs) in Wisconsin through professional and relational activities in order to improve and develop the CNS field.

WIACNS Members:  Opportunity to Apply for a Scholarship to Attend NACNS Conference

The purpose of the scholarship is to defray the cost of attending the annual NACNS Conference.   The next conference is Feb 28 thru March 3, 2018.  To determine scholarship recipients, points are awarded based on participation in chapter and CNS-focused activities.   The application is due by Dec 10, 2017.

For Scholarship Application, click here.  


Registration is now closed!

WIACNS 9th Annual Conference

"CNS in a Climate of Change: Redefine the Possibilities"
Keynote Speaker:  Kathleen M. Vollman, MSN, RN, CCNS, FCCM, FAAN, Advancing Nursing LLC
October 20, 2017
Time: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm      
Location:  Richard T. Anderson Education Center
Waukesha County Technical College, Pewaukee, WI

Please Note:
We have a new conference phone number & conference code.

WIACNS General Meeting

Thursday, November 16, 2017
5pm to 8pm

Bellin Health Titletown Sports Medicine and Orthopedics Clinic
Atrium Conference Room and Amy & Andrew Thor Conference Room
1970 S. Ridge Road, Green Bay, WI  54304

Available at the Clinic, and nearby Lambeau Field


5:00 pm - 5:30 pm, Networking/Snacks
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm, General meeting
6:30 pm - 6:45 pm, Break
6:45 pm - 7:45 pm, Educational Session
7:45 pm - 8:00 pm, Wrap up/Networking

Education Session:
CNS Involvement Across the Continuum of Care Eligible for 1.25 contract hours CNE

Titles & Presenters:

  1. Let it Flow--a Team Approach to Reducing Urinary Retention by Cori Drossart, MS, RN, APNP, ACNS-BC
  2. Slow and STEADI:  Process of Implementing STEADI – An Elderly Fall Prevention Program within Ambulatory Care by Morgen Johnson, MSN, RN, CNS
  3. Utilizing a Transitions of Care Bundle to Facilitate Coordination of Care by Jenna Hajny, BSN, RN-BC

Consider coming in person:  Worth the drive, carpool and support Bellin hosting their first WIACNS event!

Free CEUs;  Networking; Refreshments

Influence Bellin College of Nursing attendees to attain a CNS degree.

 Thank you Bellin for hosting your first WIACNS General Meeting!

Note:  Members may also join by phone.

Call 866-685-4012 (toll free) and enter Conference Code:  913 006 6849

WIACNS Steering Committee Meeting

Thursday, December 21, 2017
8:30am to 9:30am

By Teleconference only!
Call 866-685-4012 (toll free) and enter Conference Code:  913 006 6849 (Note this is a new conference code)

Note: All members, interested CNS' and CNS students are welcome to attend and participate in Steering Committee Meetings.

Future WIACNS General Meeting

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Location:  TBA

Note:  Members may attend in person or join by phone.

To Join by Phone:
Call 866-685-4012 (toll free) and enter Conference Code:  913 006 6849

WIACNS Members:  Consider Joining the Wisconsin APRN Coalition

The WI APRN Coalition has been formed to provide support for the passage of The APRN Modernization Act during the 2017-2018 Legislative Biennium.  For further information about the WI APRN Coalition or to sign up online, go to:

For further information about the WI APRN Modernization Act, go to:

President Pam Konrath Email Me
President-Elect Joann Archer
Past President Amy Driscoll
Treasurer Eileen Tuschl Email Me
Secretary Amy Davis Email Me
Legislative Liaison Tim Heyse Email Me

Current WIACNS Officers


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