What is the Purpose of the Northeast Ohio Clinical Nurse Specialist Affiliate?

The purpose of this affiliate is to foster networking, broaden knowledge and showcase the work of CNSs working in Northeast Ohio. The affiliate is comprised of national leaders in nursing whose presentations, publications and masterful mentoring have contributed significantly to the advancement of nursing.

Photos from our Winter Program. Presenters were: Michelle Palcisk, MS, RD, LD on Eating Intentionally & Wisely & Christine Rinehart, MSSA, LISW-S on Practicing Mindfulness. 

Learn more about our Organization

Just as Florence Nightingale carried her famous lantern in 1854 during the Crimean War, members of NEOCNS are illuminating  the way for the provision of comprehensive, safe and quality nursing care.

NEOCNS Officers


 Stacey Claus

 Cleveland Clinic Fairview

 Immediate Past President

 Mary Beth Modic

 Cleveland Clinic


 Cathy Rosenthal

 Summa Health Center


 Beth Weese

 UH Southwest Medical Center      


 Kelly Haight

 Cleveland Clinic


 Jennifer Gonzalez

 UH Cleveland Medical Center






NEOCNS is seeking additional members of the steering committee, a second treasurer, and a president-elect. Please contact northeastohiocns@gmail.com if interested


Recent news

Do you have an upcoming event that you would like NEOCNS to post? Posts may be submitted from non-profit organizations hosting events that will benefit Clinical Nurse Specialists. Email northeastohiocns@gmail.com with a PDF flyer and a short announcement. 

Become a member

Please become a member.  It's $25.00 a year and takes only a few minutes to complete  and helps support your local CNS organization.

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Cleveland Kids' Book Bank Drive

Collected: $10.00
Goal: $250.00
Monetary donations received between July 5th and September 5th will go to the Cleveland Kids' Book Bank. Books can be donated at the 4th Annual CNO/CNS Breakfast on September 5th. For more information about Cleveland Kids' Book Bank http://www.kidsbookbank.org/
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