AMSN News

Med-Surg Nursing Certification Review Focused CE Series

Ready for your Med-surg certification? Focused CE Series is a comprehensive learning experience that provides an extensive review of the medical-surgical board certification exam. For January 12-April 16, 2018, with 20.0 contact hours.

2017 Poster Presentations Available Now

Select posters from the 2017 AMSN Convention are now available for viewing in the AMSN Online Library. Log in with a username and password to the library for downloading.

AMSN Board of Directors Nomination

It's AMSN BOD nomination time! Applications are being accepted January 8-29, 2018, 4:00 pm, EST.

AMSN Members: CRC Instructor Needed

AMSN seeks another qualified instructor to present its two-day Medical-Surgical Nursing Certification Review Course On-the-Road. Instructors receive an honorarium and reimbursement of travel expenses for each course presented.

Principal Investigator - Continuing Competence

Apply to conduct a research study intended to measure current methods of continuing competence. Apply by January 31, 2018.

Seeking Staff Nurses for Research Opportunity!

This study seeks to investigate the relationships between these topics: clinical nurses’ experience of managerial coaching, their perception of role clarity, their knowledge of QSEN quality and safety competencies.

See Who Just Got Certified

Have you recently earned your CMSRN or CCCTM credential? Then you're included in our lists.

Nursing Community - December 2017 Roundup

Presented is a summary of the Nursing Community (NC) coalition’s activity for the month of November 2017.

"Just the Natural Next Step"

Watch a video of two registered nurses share how becoming a Certified Medical-Surgical Registered Nurse (CMSRN) has enhanced their practice and why becoming a certified medical-surgical registered nurse is "just the natural next step."

2017 REAL Briefs™ - Available Now

REAL Briefs are one-page session summaries from some of the lectures at the 2017 annual convention.

Survey on Family Presence During Resuscitation

You are invited to participate in a research study to examine differences in perception, self-confidence, and implementation of family presence during resuscitation according to medical-surgical nurses’ professional and demographic factors.

AMSN Members: FREE CNE for January 2018

The “Self-Entitlement Theory”: Equipping Nurses with Skills and Self-Awareness to Care for the Demanding and Difficult Patient, Traci Brackin, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC. 1.05 CH.

Happy New Year

In observance of  New Year's Day, the AMSN National Office will be closed Monday, January 1, 2018, and will reopen Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at 8:30 am Eastern US.

Academy: Science, Not Silence

AMSN has signed onto the March for Science statement in objection to the prohibition on the CDC from using the following seven words or phrases on its official documentation for next year’s budget: vulnerable, entitlement, diversity, transgender, fetus, evidence¬based, and science-based.

Nurses Celebrating

Chicago Chapter #317's Lillie Waller Wright writes about the 9th Annual Medical-Surgical Nursing Symposium, held during Medical-Surgical Nurses Week.

Happy Holidays from AMSN

As the holiday season is upon us, we want to thank you for all you do. Each and every one of you is so important to AMSN and the med-surg community as a whole.

AMSN Receives Award for Programming Excellence

AMSN recently received a 2017 LERN International Award for Excellence in Programming for the AMSN REAL Briefs™ project.

Nov/Dec 2017 Issue of MEDSURG Nursing

The digital edition of the November/December 2017 issue of MEDSURG Nursing is now available for viewing on your desktop, mobile device, or tablet.

Med-Surg Unit Celebrates MSNW!

The Medical Surgical Unit (MSU), Hospital North, at Anne Arundel Medical Center, Annapolis, MD, celebrated Med-Surg Nurses Week with parties and celebrations.

Participate in: Futile Care Research Study

Futile care has been studied in the intensive care setting but little is known about futile care in medical-surgical units of acute care facilities. What does futile care mean to you and what have your experiences been?

Invitation to Participate in a Research Study

"Self-Efficacy In Nurses Caring For Patients Using An Insulin Pump In The Inpatient Setting." In this study, nurses who work in an acute inpatient hospital setting to fill out a demographic data sheet and complete a self-efficacy survey.

AMSN Members: FREE CNE for December 2017

From the 2016 AMSN Convention: "Trends in Managing Diabetes" session. 1.00 CH, Speaker: Eunice E. Ihaza, DNP, ANP-C, BC.

Tips for Nurses to Counter Workplace Negativity

The American Journal of Nursing (AJN) published two articles covering the AMSN 26th Annual Convention, held recently in Palm Springs, CA.

Mark your Calendar!

Join us for a Webinar on Antibiotic Stewardship on December 5, 2017 at 12:00 pm, EST!

Happy Thanksgiving from AMSN!

Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving filled with Joy, Peace, Love, and Harmony. The AMSN National Office will be closed November 23-24, 2017, and will reopen November 27, 2017 at 8:30 AM Eastern US.

AMSN Convention 2017 On Demand Content

On Demand content is now available for purchase from the 26th Annual AMSN Convention held on October 2017, in Palm Springs, CA.

AMSN Celebrates Successful 26th Annual Convention in Palm Springs

The AMSN Convention maintained its winning streak with more than 1,200 attendees this year traveling to Palm Springs, CA, to enjoy the industry’s top speakers, innovative poster presentations, and special events.

First International Recipient of the AMSN Prism Award

Congratulations to the C 2 Orthopedic Unit, King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, presented via video stream during a ceremony November 6, 2017, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

AMSN Convention CE Reminder - Deadline 11/20/17 (EXTENDED)!

The CE Evaluation process for the AMSN Annual Convention takes place in our Online Library. If you wish to evaluate sessions that you were unable to attend in person, note that all of the program recordings will be available in mid-November.

AMSN Participates in Call to Action for Moral Resilience

AMSN participated recently in the American Nurses Association Professional Issues Panel on Moral Resilience...

Discount for AMSN Members

The Nursing Organizations Alliance is generously offering AMSN members a 15% discount off of the 2018 NIWI registration fee.

The History of AMSN

Did you know AMSN was formed in 1991? View the history of AMSN.

Principal Investigator

The Medical-Surgical Nursing Certification Board (MSNCB) seeks an experienced Principal Investigator for a research study on continuing competence in certified medical-surgical registered nurses (CMSRNs).

$10,000 Nursing Research Grant Recipient Announced!

Congratulations to Linda Chan BSN, RN, OCN and Team from UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas.

2018 AMSN Convention - Call for Poster Abstracts

AMSN is pleased to announce the Call for Poster Abstracts for our 2018 Annual Convention. Poster abstracts are due by May 15, 2018 at Noon Eastern Time.

AMSN Members: FREE CNE for November 2017

From the 2016 AMSN Convention: "How to Improve HCAHPS (and More) without Even Trying" session. 1.00 CH, Speaker: Samantha Vining, MS, RN.

RIGHT NOW: It's Medical-Surgical Nurses Week!

Each year, AMSN designates November 1-7 to celebrate medical-surgical nurses just like you. Help your facility and community recognize your compassion, connection, and commitment to your patients and their families with our 2017 Medical-Surgical Nurses Week online toolkit.

Take a Research Survey

Elizabeth K. Herron, Assistant Professor, James Madison University School of Nursing, invites you to participate in the research study, "Rescuing the Deteriorating Patient: Perspectives of the Bedside Nurse."

Practice Spotlight: Care Coordination and Transition Management (CCTM)

Ever since the Medical-Surgical Nursing Certification Board (MSNCB™) partnered with the Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing (AAACN) on developing CCTM resources and certification, the practice has received interest and excitement.

26th Annual AMSN Convention - Flickr Photo Album

If you like to flip through photos, you are gonna love this! We have nearly all of the photos taken with the convention app (in no particular order) for you to relive the fun times had by all attendees! Enjoy!

MedSurg Matters!

The digital edition of the September/October 2017 issue of the MedSurg Matters! newsletter is now available for viewing. MedSurg Matters! is the official member newsletter of the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN).

AMSN Stands with Wildfire Victims

Unprecedented wildfires in California have claimed the lives of more than 40 people, and left thousands of people homeless, displaced, or injured. AMSN extends its thoughts and prayers to our members and all who are affected by the wildfires.

MEDSURG Nursing

The digital edition of the September/October 2017 issue of MEDSURG Nursing is now available for viewing on your desktop, mobile device, or tablet. MEDSURG Nursing is an AMSN member benefit.

Congratulations to Newest AMSN PRISM Award® Recipient!

The FP2 Nursing Unit at St. Francis Hospital in Roslyn, NY, recently received the AMSN PRISM Award®. St. Francis holds more AMSN PRISM awards than any hospital in the country.

Be a Certification Champion!

Invite your colleagues to take an MSNCB exam through their Certification Champion Campaign, which rewards you for being an advocate for certification! For every nurse that you refer, you will earn an entry for that month’s $100 Visa gift card drawing.

AMSN Members: FREE CNE for October 2017

From the 2016 AMSN Convention: "Don't Get Cooked by the Pressure of Healthcare" session. 1.00 CH, Speakers:Bethlyn Gerard, NCQA, PCMH-CCE, HTCP, CPA, LMT, and Debra Ann Kahnen, BSN, RN, CMSRN.

Participate in AMSN Member-Get-a-Member Campaign

The annual Member-Get-A-Member Campaign is rolling. When you recruit new members, you strengthen AMSN and help build our med-surg nursing specialty. You are also eligible for rewards!

Here's Your Last-Minute AMSN Convention Checklist

Use this handy checklist and you’ll be relaxed and ready to enjoy yourself at this phenomenal event!

It's Not too Late to Register!

Join us in Palm Springs on October 12-15, and discover the possibilities. Register today!

AMSN Convention Handouts Available

Click the link below and go to the AMSN Online Library. Once there, click the "Handouts" tab. (You will need to log in to access handouts.)