Alisa D. Poe, MSN, RN, APRN, AGCNS-BC, CNOR, Perioperative Clinical Nurse Specialist and Kris Jackson, MSN, RN, APRN, AGCNS-BC, RN-BC, Clinical Nurse Specialist, The University of Tennessee Medical Center

Now more than ever, it is imperative hospitals contain cost. The clinical nurse specialist is often overlooked as an advanced practice nurse. However, the clinical nurse specialist has the training and skills to be a “change agent” (McGrath, Negrin, Hugo, & Smith, 2010; National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists [NACNS], 2018). The purpose of this presentation is to bring awareness to the role of the clinical nurse specialist. In addition, the presenters will discuss how they have made a difference in their respective areas. This presentation will bring to light a world of possibilities for a role often forgotten.