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Clinical Practice in CNS Education

There’s an App for That!

Part 2

Apps for General Reference, Specialty Practice, and Patient Education

Section Editor(s): Thompson, Cathy J. PhD, RN, CCNS, CNE; Column Editor

doi: 10.1097/NUR.0000000000000119
DEPARTMENTS: Educator’s Corner

Author Affiliation: Cathy J. Thompson, PhD, RN, CCNS, CNE, president, CJT Consulting & Education, South Fork, Colorado. She is a certified acute critical care clinical nurse specialist and certified nurse educator. CJT Consulting & Education, provides expertise in evidence-based practice, the clinical nurse specialist role, acute critical care nursing, and curriculum development. She recently launched her Nursing Education Expert Web site ( An award-winning educator, Dr Thompson has taught in the undergraduate graduate programs for over 20 years and coordinated the clinical nurse specialist option at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, College of Nursing, in Aurora, Colorado. She currently holds the title of Special Visiting Professor for Innovation in Education at the Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. She has published presented on many topics relating to evidence-based practice, clinical nurse specialist role education, nursing leadership, and acute critical care of adult patients. Her research focuses on evidence-based practice the scholarship of teaching learning.

The author reports no conflicts of interest.

Correspondence: Cathy J. Thompson, PhD, RN, CCNS, CNE, PO Box 1263, South Fork, CO 81154 (

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