Feature ArticlesHospital-Based Credentialing and Privileging Overview and Implications for the Clinical Nurse SpecialistDresser, Susan C. PhD, APRN-CNS, CCRN, FCNS; Elgin, Kimberly W. DNP, APRN, ACNS-BC, PCCN, CMSRN Author Information Author Affiliations: Assistant Professor and Director of the Adult-Gerontology CNS Program (Dr Dresser), Fran and Earl Ziegler College of Nursing, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City; Advanced Practice Provider Supervisor/Clinical Nurse Specialist (Dr Elgin), University of Virginia Health, Charlottesville, Virginia; and Assistant Clinical Professor (Dr Elgin), University of Virginia School of Nursing, Charlottesville, Virginia. The authors report no conflicts of interest. Correspondence: Susan C. Dresser, PhD, APRN-CNS, CCRN, FCNS, Adult-Gerontology CNS Program, Fran and Earl Ziegler College of Nursing, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, 1100 N. Stonewall Ave., OK 73117 ([email protected]). Clinical Nurse Specialist 37(3):p 133-138, 5/6 2023. | DOI: 10.1097/NUR.0000000000000742 Buy Metrics Abstract Purpose/Objectives The purpose of this article is to provide an overview of hospital-based credentialing and privileging processes for clinical nurse specialists (CNSs), describe barriers to success, and share lessons learned from CNSs who have successfully navigated the credentialing and privileging process. Description of Project This article shares knowledge, experiences, and lessons learned from an initiative to achieve hospital credentialing and privileging for CNSs at 1 academic medical center. Outcome Policies and procedures for credentialing and privileging CNSs are now consistent with other advanced practice providers. Copyright © 2023 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.