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Clinical Nurse Specialists

Education and Training Requirements

High School

If you are interested in a nursing career, it is a good idea to take college-preparatory course work that includes biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics. If a course on human anatomy and physiology is offered as a follow-up to basic biology that would be a good elective. English and speech classes that emphasize communication skills (both written and oral) are also important. Taking a foreign languagage, such as Spanish, will help you to communicate more effectively with colleagues and patients who may not be fluent in English. 

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