Media Spotlight - AMSN and MSNCB Leaders Interviewed for Nurse.com Special Issue

AMSN and MSNCB leaders are featured in an outstanding Nurse.com special issue on med-surg nursing.


Michele George
MBA, BSN, RN



Robin A. Hertel
EdS, MSN, RN, CMSRN



Cathryn Kelly
RN, LDN, CCCTM


Kathleen Lattavo
Kathleen Lattavo
MSN, RN, CNS-MS,
CMSRN, RN-BC, ACNS-BC



Andie Melendez
MSN, RN, CHTP,
HTCP, HSMI, RM



Marisa Streelman
MSN, RN, CMSRN



Linda Yoder
PhD, MBA, RN,
AOCN, FAAN

The digital publication highlights the innovations and initiatives of both MSNCB and AMSN and describes the value of the Certified Medical-Surgical Registered Nurse® (CMSRN) and Certified in Care Coordination and Transition Management® (CCCTM) certifications.

Articles in the special edition cover such topics as connecting with patients, med-surg nurses’ vital role as advocates, the value of care coordination and transition management (CCTM) nursing roles, legislative issues, the importance of technology and evidence-based practice, and much more.

Not only will you see some familiar names and faces, but you’ll feel proud of your certification and your practice. You’ll also gain an even deeper appreciation of the role nurses like you have had in improving patient care and transforming today’s health care system.

Content includes:

In her article, Language Remains a Barrier for Some, Nancy Brent, describes challenges that language can present to health care providers, and cites AMSN’s Health Literacy Position Statement.

In another article, Expertise Helps Nurses Stand Out – Nursing Shortage or Not, nursing researcher and workforce expert Peter Buerhaus advises med-surg nurses on educating themselves about value-based medicine and also letting their employer know their own value, something that is often not taught in nursing school.

Be a Voice for Your Practice: Share the Issue!

Be sure to bookmark the issue, email it to your colleagues, and share on social media, as it gives your med-surg specialty, your CCTM role, your nursing association, and your certification board some well-deserved attention.

Read the Nurse.com Special Issue