AMSN News

AMSN Convention Registration is Live!

Join us in beautiful Lake Buena Vista, Florida for AMSN's 27th Annual Convention! 

Bridging the Gaps in Transitions of Care Communication

AMSN was represented at the recent AONE Conference in Indianapolis. AAACN member Gregory Kopp and AMSN member Leslie Gervase shared the work of the AAACN-AMSN Care Transition Hand-Off Tool Task Force...

Thank You for Being an AMSN Volunteer!

Thank you for sharing your time, knowledge, and voice as an AMSN volunteer. You are an invaluable asset to AMSN and the entire community!

See Who Just Got Certified

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

AMSN Welcomes a New Chapter in Texas!

Say hello to the Allen Area Chapter #632 in Texas! View all of the TX Chapters.

Survey of Frontline RNs - LAST CALL

Dr. Terry Jones would like to invite you to participate in a nursing research study funded by the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN) entitled Leadership Practices and Developmental Needs of Frontline Medical-Surgical Nurses.

Help Us with Some Spring Cleaning

New address? Phone number? We want to be sure we have your most up-to-date information in our database!

AMSN Members: FREE CNE for April 2018

"Orthopaedic Assessment: Compartment Syndrome," 1.00. After completing this learning activity, the participant will identify nursing assessment parameters and interventions for suspected compartment syndrome.

The CCCTM Certification Grant is Now Open!

The Certified in Care Coordination and Transition Management (CCCTM) Certification Grant is now accepting applications! Apply now!

Read About the Cancer Moonshot℠

From the NIH: The Cancer Moonshot is marshalling resources across the federal government to speed progress in cancer research and lead to improved cancer prevention, detection, and treatment.

AMSN Leaders Advocate Successfully on Capitol Hill

Four AMSN leaders recently joined more than 70 other nurses in Arlington, VA, to advocate for bills that influence nursing and health care policy.

*NEW* Payment Plan (Limited Time Only)

Hurry - this offer ends March 31! Announcing the new 3 Step Payment Plan for the 2018 Annual Convention! This year we are offering a payment plan for a limited time only to assist AMSN members with convention registration fees. Lock in last year's early bird rate!

Hotel and Travel Info for 2018 Convention

Disney's Coronado Springs Hotel has been designated as the official hotel for the 2018 AMSN Annual Convention. A block of rooms has been secured at special rates... make your reservation today!

AMSN Welcomes a New Chapter in California!

Say hello to the Medical-Surgical Nurses of North County Chapter #631 in California! View all of the CA Chapters.

Great News for Nurses

Title VIII Nursing Workforce Act Gets Increased Funding. Under the Omnibus Spending Bill signed by President Trump March 23... Title VIII boosts funding to $249 million (+$20 million) for nursing workforce programs and grants, including funding for advanced nursing education, education for clinical nurse leaders and all RN and graduate degree programs.

A Special Offer for AMSN Members Only

50% off AMSN Contact Hours in our Online Library until April 13, 2018! Log in to your AMSN membership account and start saving!

Call for Clinical Practice Committee Members

AMSN is now seeking 3-4 additional volunteers to serve on the Clinical Practice Committee (CPC).

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 May 7 - July 9, 2018, with 20.0 contact hours.

Nominate a Nurse for a CMSRN Distinction Award

The CMSRN® of Distinction Award acknowledges an RN who is dedicated to promoting and communicating the value of certification. Nominate yourself or a colleague by March 31, 2018.

Top Poster Videos from Recent AMSN Annual Conventions

AMSN is excited to share the top posters from the AMSN Annual Conventions. These presentations highlight the highest-ranked poster presentations based on topic, creativity, and value to med-surg nurses.

AMSN Members: FREE CNE for March 2018

"I Got Rhythm: Atrial Fibrillation Pharmacology and Management," 1.10 CH, 0.50 Rx

CMSRN Certification- and Recertification Grants are Now Open!

It's time to apply for the CMSRN Certification Grant or CMSRN Recertification Grant! Up to 12 grants (for each) may be awarded each year (six for each application period). Apply by May 31, 2018, 12:59 pm, Eastern US.

Card Sort Invitation!

Can you spare 15 minutes to make the AMSN Website better as we redesign it? We’ve prepared a fun, online exercise to gather your input on how we can make AMSN’s Website content easier to find. You could win a $20 Amazon gift card!

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.

Introducing the New AMSN Career Center

The AMSN Career Center is a full-fledged career guidance and management resource, that offers a comprehensive suite of tools, resources, and services designed to help job candidates put their best foot forward – in every stage of their career.

FREE Evidence-based Practice Webinar Series

The Helene Fuld Health Trust National Institute for Evidence-based Practice (EBP) in Nursing and Healthcare is excited to announce its inaugural free EBP webinar series for 2018. First webinar: Tuesday March 6, 2018, 1-2 pm, Eastern US. All webinars are presented at no cost to attendees.

You Earn, We Learn!

AMSN will soon redesign our website, and we want to design the new site with YOU in mind. Please take our survey, and 75 lucky respondents have chance to win a $20 Amazon gift card!

MedSurg Matters! Jan/Feb 2018 is Online Now

Using Transitional Care to Improve the Discharge Process in Med-Surg Setting, Nutrition to Improve Outcomes: Enteral Feeding Best Practice Updates for the Med-Surg Environment, MedSurg Matters! May/June 2017 is Online Now, and more.

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.

New Addition to REAL Briefs™

Look for: "Getting the Biggest Bang for Your Buck: Reducing Readmissions While Providing Best Practices to Your COPD Patients," Presented by Pamela Garrett, MN, APRN, ACNS. From the 2017 Annual Convention.

Latest Issue of MEDSURG Nursing

The digital edition of the January/February 2018 issue of MEDSURG Nursing is now available for viewing on your desktop, mobile device, or tablet.

Care Transition Hand-Off Toolkit

NEW: You are key in ensuring safe patient hand-offs. How can you make a difference in effective patient hand-offs? This toolkit can help.

AMSN Members: FREE CNE for February 2018

“Drugs that Should Not Be Discontinued Abruptly," Elena Valcarlos, PharmD. 1.05 CH.

Research Survey: Charge Nurses Wanted!

Tell us how you make Nurse-Patient Assignments. This research will add to the understanding of decision making during the nurse-patient assignment process.

Medical-surgical Topic Focused CNE Packages!

Now available in the AMSN Online Library: Med-surg topic focused packages include sessions from the 2017 AMSN Annual Convention! A savings of 50% for members!

5.4 FREE contact hours - No Catch!

We are pleased to offer you 5.4 free contact hours from 5 different sessions captured at a variety of specialty nursing associations' meetings! Because AMSN shares its headquarters with several other specialty nursing associations, they all decided to team up to give you a little something extra as a thank you for your AMSN membership.

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.

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.

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.