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Clinical Nurse Specialists

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Approximately 3.1 million registered nurses, a profession that includes clinical nurse specialists, are employed in the United States. Clinical nurse specialists work in a wide range of health care settings, depending on their particular area of specialization and interest. They are employed in hospitals, clinics, community health centers, mental health facilities, nursing homes, home health care agencies, federal Veterans Affairs facilities, nursing schools and other educational institutions, physicians' offices, and the military. A few are in private or independent practice.

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