We surveyed 110 clinical nurse specialists to learn what personality traits and interests make them unique. Here are the results.


Holland Codes

Clinical nurse specialists are enterprising and social

Clinical nurse specialists tend to be predominantly enterprising individuals, which means that they are usually quite natural leaders who thrive at influencing and persuading others. They also tend to be social, meaning that they thrive in situations where they can interact with, persuade, or help people.

If you are one or both of these archetypes, you may be well suited to be a clinical nurse specialist. However, if you are artistic, this is probably not a good career for you. Unsure of where you fit in? Take the career test now.

Here’s how the Holland codes of the average clinical nurse specialist break down:


Big Five

The top personality traits of clinical nurse specialists are social responsibility and agreeableness

Clinical nurse specialists score highly on social responsibility, indicating that they desire fair outcomes and have a general concern for others. They also tend to be high on the measure of agreeableness, meaning that they are very sensitive to the needs of others and value harmony within a group.

Once again, let’s break down the components of the personality of an average clinical nurse specialist: