CIOCNS Mission

To enhance and promote the unique, high value contribution of clinical nurse specialists in Indiana to the health and well-being of individuals, families, groups, and communities; to promote and advance the practice of nursing.


Shaping and influencing the future of Clinical Nurse Specialist practice by respecting our foundations, disseminating evidence based knowledge and sharing resources through networking.


  • Increase the visibility and influence of CNSs in Indiana
  • Interface with NACNS on CNS practice and education
  • Promote CNS research to further define the benefit CNSs bring to quality, patient safety and satisfaction, and the costs associated with healthcare.
  • Expand the incluence of CIO-CNS by enhancing professional leadership qualities among members
  • Create and sustain an environment for professional networking.
  • Support and mentor CNS students.




Ann Allison, MSN,RN, ACNS-BC President Email Me
Brittany Waggoner, MSN, RN, AGCNS-BC President Elect Email Me
Debbie Ferguson, MSN, RN, CCRN, CNRN, SCRN Treasurer Email Me
Jennifer Sweeney, MSN, RN,ACNS-BC, CDE Secretary Email Me
Megan Siebert, MSN, AGCNS-BC, PCCN Board Member Email Me
Diane Doty, MS, RN, ACCNS-AG, CCRN Board Member Email Me
Kerista Hansell, MSN, RN, CNS-BC, C-EFM Immediate Past President Email Me
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