AMSN News

D/deaf and Hard of Hearing Interaction Beliefs Scale for Registered Nurses

Take a research survey: The purpose of this research is to develop an instrument to measure registered nurses’ beliefs toward interaction with Deaf American Sign Language users, deaf that use other signing methods, non-signing deaf, and hard of hearing (DdHH) patients and certified interpreters.

Participate in a Research Survey!

"Nurses’ Knowledge and Attitude of Pain in the Elderly." The purpose of this investigation is to examine the knowledge level of registered nurses related to pain management in the elderly population. The results of this study could improve the quality of life of the patients we treat and the quality of care that nurses provide.

See Who Just Got CMSRN Certified!

Congratulations to the newest!!! Have you recently earned your CMSRN credential? Then you're included in our lists. Updated regularly — check back if your name hasn't yet been posted, and see all of the CMSRNs.

Medical Surgical Assistant Professor: What the Heck Am I Doing?

A Story from "It's All About YOU! - Member Achievements", by: Vonda H. Boone, RN, MSN-NE, CMSRN. As a seasoned nurse for over 30 years, I was excited to begin a new chapter in life and finally realized the dream of being an educator at the university level...

Your Unit, Your Award

Is your unit exemplary? The AMSN PRISM Award® is an honor recognizing exceptional nursing practice, leadership, and outcomes in hospital medical-surgical units.

AMSN Members: Participate in MEDSURG Nursing Readership Survey

Your opinions and insights are crucial in helping us plan and develop meaningful content for our MEDSURG Nursing readers. If you are not already, you will be prompted to log in to your AMSN member account.

AMSN Legislative Expert Interviewed About Workplace Violence

AMSN Legislative Team Coordinator Yalanda Comeaux, MSN, MJ, RN, CMSRN, was interviewed recently for a Nurse.com article on legislation enforcing stricter penalties on perpetrators of workplace violence.

Congratulations Latest AMSN PRISM Award® Recipient!

On June 6, 2018, Unit 6C Surgery and Trauma at WakeMed Health & Hospitals in Raleigh, NC received the prestigious AMSN PRISM Award®, an honor recognizing exceptional nursing practice, leadership, and outcomes in hospital medical-surgical units.

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. The issue highlights both organizations, the value of certification, and many more topics that apply directly to your practice.

Recent News From the Nursing Community Coalition

Look in on current news regarding legislation supported by AMSN, who is a part of the Nursing Community Coalition.

AMSN Members: FREE CNE for July 2018

"Do I Have Enough FTEs? I’m Always Short-Staffed!" Gain tools to evaluate current staffing patterns, allocation of FTEs, and methods for validating the need for additional staff. 1.15 CH.

Participate in a Research Survey

Have you thought about the individual differences each nurse brings to professional nursing practice and how these attributes might influence their professional performance?

Early Birds Save $65

Advance Your Practice in Sunny Florida! Be an Early Bird and register before July 25 for the 2018 AMSN Convention!

Discover How High YOU Can Fly!

New career path? Bigger goals? Join us at the 27th Annual AMSN Convention at Disney's Coronado Springs Hotel in Lake Buena Vista (Orlando), FL. on September 13-16, 2018 and discover that learning has no limits.

May/June 2018 MedSurg Matters! Newsletter

Members of the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN) have exclusive access to the MedSurg Matters! newsletter issue archive as part of their benefits of membership.

Shared Principles

AMSN has signed on to Shared Principles - which build on the 2007 Patient-Centered Medical Home Joint Principles, include seven important attributes of advanced primary care...

Participate in a Research Study!

New Graduate Experiences: A Cross-sectional Survey Among Medical Surgical Nurses. The study examines experiences of new graduate nurses practicing in the medical-surgical field.

Congratulations Latest AMSN PRISM Award® Recipient!

On May 30, 2018, during a special ceremony at the hospital, Schneck Medical Center’s 2 North inpatient medical-surgical unit was awarded the prestigious AMSN PRISM Award®.

AMSN Members: FREE CNE for June 2018

"Medical-Surgical Nurses as Care Coordinators: Creating Harmony Out of Cacophony to Improve Patient Outcomes," .085 CH. RNs will learn the importance of care coordination and transition management (CCTM).

Two Convention Program Planning Committee Volunteers Wanted

Program Planning Committee members plan and select educational programs for the annual convention, and provide staff support at the convention. Apply by Friday, June 15, 2018.

Nurses Forum: Patient Satisfaction Scores

Participating in this forum are... Michelle Moccia, DNP, ANP-BC, CCRN, president of GAPNA, Summer Bryant, MSN, RN, CMSRN, director of AMSN, Antoinette Falker, DNP, RN, CBN, CMSRN, GCNS-BC, president MSNCB.

2018 AMSN Annual Convention - Early Bird Special

Register by July 25, 2018, and save $65 on the regular/onsite full convention registration fee. (Note: Mailed forms must be postmarked by July 25, 2018).

AMSN Research Team Leader Wins Award

Michael Evans, PhD, MS.Ed, RN, ACNS, CMSRN, CNE, has received the 2018-19 University College Teaching Award at Penn State Scranton, PA.

Congratulations Latest AMSN PRISM Award® Recipients!

Three more units at St. Francis Hospital, Roslyn, NY, the AMSN PRISM Award® for exemplary nursing practice. Units 2 East, 2 West, and K2 received their awards during a May 15, 2018 ceremony at the hospital.

The AMSN PRISM Award® - Your Unit, Your Award: Apply Today!

The exemplary medical-surgical unit like yours deserves to be recognized. The AMSN PRISM Award shines the spotlight on dedicated nurses who have worked as a team to achieve outstanding patient outcomes and high staff satisfaction. Learn how your unit can achieve this honor.

FREE Virtual Student Membership from AMSN!

NEW: Are you working toward your initial RN license? Receive all the regular membership benefits, without all the paper! Best of all: It's FREE!

Title VII and Title VIII Reauthorizations Bills

On Tues May 22, starting at 10 am ET, the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee will host a hearing on the Health Care Workforce: Addressing Shortages and Improving Care... watch live!

Take a Research Study

"D/deaf and Hard of Hearing Interaction Beliefs Scale for Registered Nurses," from the Texas Woman’s University in the College of Nursing.

ONS Advocacy Day

ONS would like to extend an invitation to participants in the Nursing Community Coalition to join us for our ONS Advocacy Day Reception on Wednesday May 16, 2018 in Senate Dirksen Building Room G11 from 5-6:30pm.

Congratulations Latest AMSN PRISM Award™ Recipient!

Unit 7A at Virtua Voorhees Hospital in Voorhees, NJ, recently received the prestigious AMSN PRISM Award® on May 2, 2018!

Top Poster Videos from the 2017 AMSN Annual Convention

These presentations highlight the highest-ranked poster presentations based on topic, creativity, and value to med-surg nurses.

Take Part in a Research Survey about Med-Surg Nurses!

This ProQOL survey is on compassion fatigue, compassion satisfaction and burnout among med-surg nurses.

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. Monday, Aug. 20-Oct. 22, 2018, for 20 CH.

See Who Just Got Certified

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

Happy Nurses Week - May 6-12, 2018

On every branch of health care, there's a nurse whose tireless work makes a difference in patients' lives every day.

AMSN Commentary on a Severe Nursing Shortage

The hot-button topic of the nursing shortage took center stage on April 30 when CNN published an article by Parija Kavilanz, “Nursing Schools Are Rejecting Thousands of Applicants – In the Middle of a Nursing Shortage.”

March/April 2018 MedSurg Matters! Newsletter

Members of the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN) have exclusive access to the MedSurg Matters! newsletter issue archive as part of their benefits of membership.

Seeking Medical Surgical Nurses for Research Opportunity!

You are invited to participate in a research study investigating nursing burnout, secondary traumatic stress (STS), and professional support.

Join us at the Fuld Institute for EBP Webinar Series

Tuesday May 1, 2018, 1–2 pm, Eastern - "Differences in Job Satisfaction and Evidence-based Practice Culture, Knowledge, Mentorship, Implementation and Competency between Nurses Employed in Magnet and Non-Magnet Healthcare Institutions." Register now, it's FREE!

Med-Surg Nursing Connection

The April 2018 Med-Surg Nursing Connection - the email newsletter of AMSN - is now available for viewing!

FREE Opioid Webinar

Save the date: Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 3:00-4:15 pm EST. “Every Nurse’s Role in Safe & Effective Opioid Pain Management." Click to download the flyer.

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!

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.