AMSN News

What is Your Spark?

AMSN has created an inspirational and touching video showcase of nurses across history and into the future of medical surgical nursing: AMSN: Our History and the Spark; Our Spark, AMSN: Our Present and Our Calls to Action; AMSN: Our Future, Our Profession and the “Spark” of Inspiration.

CCCTM Distinction Award Nominations are Now Open

The purpose of the CCCTM of Distinction Award is to nationally recognize a registered nurse who is Certified in Care Coordination and Transition Management (CCCTM™) and their dedication to promoting and communicating the value of certification by providing education and support to peers, a healthcare organization, patients and/or the community.

Payment Plan for the 2019 Annual Convention!

2019 Annual Convention Payment Plan at the 2018 Early Bird Rate! We are offering a payment plan for a limited time only to assist AMSN members with convention registration fees. Find out about it!

Weather in the Orlando/Lake Buena Vista, Florida

Weather in the Orlando/Lake Buena Vista, Florida area is expected to include PM thunderstorms with highs in the 90s and lows in the upper 70s over the next week (per weather.com) Read more...

AMSN Members: FREE CNE for September 2018

"Second Victimization: Caring for Our Own." After completing this learning activity, the participant will be able to define the second victim phenomenon and describe high-risk events which could evoke a second victim response. 1.60 CH.

Development of Behavioral Health Modules for Med-Surg Nurses

AMSN desires to develop educational modules addressing the care and communication needs of adult patients who have behavioral health issues and requires a subject matter expert and an instructional designer/design firm to work in collaboration to develop interactive online learning modules. Also open to non-members.

Session Handouts Available Now To Download/Print!

The Session Handouts for the 2018 AMSN Annual Convention are available via the AMSN Online Library. If you prefer to bring handouts to the convention, you may print or download them to your computer or other device. Handouts as well as printed materials will not be available onsite.

2018 Nursing Research Grant Recipients!

AMSN firmly believes in advancing the art and science of medical-surgical nursing through research and evidence-based practice (EBP). This year, three recipients were chosen for their medical-surgical nursing research and nursing investigations.

Welcome a New AMSN Chapter in South Carolina!

Say hello to the Medical-Surgical Nurses of Lowcountry Area Chapter #633, Cities, Counties: Charleston, Summerville, Jedburg, Waterboro, Grand Strand, Beaufort and all the South Carolina. View the South Carolina AMSN Chapters.

Winter Grants Open - Apply Today

The Certified Medical-Surgical Registered Nurse (CMSRN) Certification- and Recertification Grants are now open! Up to 12 CMSRN Certification Grants may be awarded each year (six for each application period). Submit your application by November 30.

Call for 2019 Speaker and Poster Abstracts

AMSN is pleased to announce the Call for Speaker Abstracts and Call for Poster Abstracts for our 2019 Annual Convention. Speaker abstracts are due by October 30, 2018. Poster abstracts are due by May 15, 2019.

Congratulations Latest AMSN PRISM Award® Recipient!

On July 10 July 2018, 5 East Medical-Surgical Unit 5 East at University of Illinois Health, in Chicago, IL, received the prestigious AMSN PRISM Award®, an honor recognizing exceptional nursing practice, leadership, and outcomes in hospital medical-surgical units.

Honoring the Recipients of the AMSN PRISM Award®

The recipients of the AMSN PRISM Award® are nurses who care deeply about patients, devote themselves to achieving exceptional outcomes, and strive to be the absolute best at what they do. They inspire all of us! July 2017-July 2018.

Download the 2018 AMSN Convention App

Attention AMSN convention attendees - if you have not done so already, please check your Registration Confirmation email for the official notification regarding all of the information you need to download and set up your AMSN convention app!

July/August 2018 Issue of MEDSURG Nursing

The digital edition of July/August 2018 issue of MEDSURG Nursing is now available for viewing on your desktop, mobile device, or tablet. AMSN is pleased to provide you with this innovative membership benefit.

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.  Nov 12, 2018 - Jan. 14, 2019, for 20 CH.

July/Aug 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.

Nursing History: A Trip Back in Time to the Nightingale Museum

AMSN President Linda Yoder recently visited the Lucy Osburn Nightingale Museum at Sydney Hospital in Australia... she shares museum photos and the incredible story of Osburn...

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.

AMSN is Reaching New Heights!

Did you know that AMSN has been consistently growing over the last ten years and that we now have over 12,000 members?

Planning for the AMSN Convention

What you need to know and do before you register and go... For inside tips from the Planning Committee, watch this YouTube video!

AMSN Members: FREE CNE for August 2018

"Sepsis Update: Early Recognition and Treatment." Review the pathogen factors, host factors, host response, organ dysfunction, and circulatory and cellular/metabolic abnormalities that result in sepsis, along with early intervention and treatment options. 1.08 CH.

View the Summer 2018 Certification Central Newsletter

Certification Central is a quarterly digital newsletter featuring news from MSNCB and the nursing industry. It presents news, education information, and other materials useful to your certification and career... select Summer 2018.

Nurse in Washington Internship (NIWI) Grant - Now OPEN!

AMSN provides an opportunity for a member of AMSN to attend NIWI each year. AMSN awards one (1) grant to cover the cost of registration for NIWI plus hotel expenses throughout the event.

AMSN Member Presents Session in Germany

Katie A. Chargualaf, PhD, RN, CMSRN, an AMSN member and reviewer for the AMSN PRISM Award®, presented a session in Berlin, Germany, at the ITNS European Transplant Nursing Symposium, held June 28-30.

Dr. Cynthia Nowicki Hnatiuk Honored on her Retirement from Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc.

Pitman, NJ – Nurse leader and executive Cynthia Nowicki Hnatiuk, EdD, RN, CAE, FAAN, of Westampton, NJ, was honored recently by Anthony J. Jannetti, Founder and Chairman of Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. (AJJ), for her 23 years of service to the company and for her dedication to the nursing profession.

Research Survey: Impact a Nurse’s Work Environment has on Breastfeeding

Identify support systems, resources, and barriers nurses encounter within their work environments to help facilitate breastfeeding for the recommended duration of twelve months by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

AMSN Advocacy Leadership Team Call For Members

We are looking for the best eight candidates that have an active interest in health policy and advocacy, enthusiasm, and time to participate, and a willingness to try new things. Applications must be submitted via the online form by Monday, July 23, 2018, by 11:59 pm (US Eastern).

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

Early Bird deadline extended to August 6 to save $65.

Deadline Extended! Register by August 6 and save $65. on the regular/onsite full convention registration fee. (Note: Mailed forms must be postmarked by August 6, 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!