Wisconsin Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists



Welcome to the WIACNS website.

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 7th Annual Conference

Friday, October 23, 2015
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Culture of Change: CNS Transitions

Keynote: TBD

Waukesha County Technical College, Richard T. Anderson Education Center

800 Main St., Pewaukee, Wisconsin

For printable flyer,

For Directions, click here.

The conference planning committee seeks abstracts from CNSs who are interested in presenting their outcomes research or quality improvement projects as part of a panel at the conference.  Each CNS will have 20 minutes to present their project. 
Abstracts are due no later than June 1st.   For details, click here.

2nd Annual CNS/CNO Shared Governance Breakfast

Online Registration is Now Open
See Shared Governance Breakfast Tab!

For Agenda, click here

WIACNS receives National Award in 2015

WIACNS has been named the 2015 Affiliate of the Year by the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS).  The award was presented to WIACNS at the NACNS National Conference March 5-7, 2015 in San Diego, CA.  Note:   WIACNS has previously received the 2010 Affiliate of the Year Award. 

WIACNS Members:
Be informed and help us to support the passage of the APRN Uniformity Act in Wisconsin.  View these documents and use them as tools to talk to your organizational leaders, specialty groups within your organization (medical and surgical groups,) and nursing specialty professional associations.  Ask them to write a letter of support for the APRN uniformity act and forward it to theyse@rr.wi.com

Thank you
Advocacy Toolkit for APRN Uniformity Act.pdf Advocacy Toolkit for APRN Uniformity Act.pdf
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APRN Uniformity Act Summary.pdf APRN Uniformity Act Summary.pdf
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APRN Uniformity Act Talking Points.pdf APRN Uniformity Act Talking Points.pdf
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 WIACNS General Meeting

Thursday, September 17, 2015
7:30 am to 8:30 am
Note time change: starting 1 hour earlier 

Location: Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare - Wauwatosa
Address: 201 N. Mayfair Rd, Wauwautosa, WI

Room: 5th Floor Conference Center; Check at desk for room.

Note: All members, interested CNS's and CNS students are welcome to participate.
Attend in person or join by phone (call 414-383-6901; enter meeting ID 000753#)

For directions, click here.

WIACNS Steering Committee Meeting

Thursday, August 20, 2015
8:30 am to 9:30 am

By Teleconference only!
Call 414-383-6901 and enter meeting ID 000753#

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

For Agenda, click here 

Current WIACNS Officers
President Jennifer Popies president@wiacns.org
President-Elect Amy Shockley
Past President Joseph Beiler
Treasurer Janice Ancona treasurer@wiacns.org
Secretary Alyson Leon secretary@wiacns.org
Legislative Liaison Tim Heyse legliaison@wiacns.org






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