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Getting Real: Nursing Today

A Clinical Nurse Specialist Describes Her Role

Close up of medical personnel picking up a vile of blood amongst numerous other viles of blood
Deborah Wright, MSN, APRN, ACNS-BC, is always ready to learn something new. After working in gynecology oncology in a clinical and research setting, she decided she wanted to become an advanced practice registered nurse so she could broaden her scope of practice, maximize her ability to impact patients and increase her research opportunities.

Deborah Wright, MSN, APRN, ACNS-BC, is always ready to learn something new. After working in gynecology oncology in a clinical and research setting, she decided she wanted to become an advanced practice registered nurse so she could broaden her scope of practice, maximize her ability to impact patients and increase her research opportunities. Deborah now serves as an oncology clinical nurse specialist in the Phase I unit at the Stephenson Cancer Center at the University of Oklahoma, in Oklahoma City. Read on to learn more about her role as a clinical nurse specialist.

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