The Chesapeake Bay Affiliate exists to enhance and promote the unique, high value contribution of the clinical nurse specialist to the health and well-being of individuals, families, groups, and communities. The CBANACNS promotes and advances the practice of nursing, while increasing the visibility and influences of Clinical Nurse Specialists in the State of Maryland.

The Chesapeake Bay Affiliate was organized in February 2010. We were instrumental in the development and recognition of Clinical Nurse Specialists in the State of Maryland as Advanced Practice nursing. We meet on a quarterly basis. Please refer to our 2017 Meeting Dates page for upcoming dates.