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What is Your Spark?

AMSN’s Spark Videos are now available. Watch our past, present and future and take a moment to share your spark.
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AMSN PRISM Award®

Is your unit exemplary? Receive the med-surg unit award that gives you and your colleagues the recognition you deserve for excellence in patient care, leadership and a healthy practice environment. APPLY NOW!
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FailSafe Certification

The Medical-Surgical Nursing Certification Board, the affiliated certifying board of AMSN, has a program to help both the health care facility and the nurse: The MSNCB FailSafe Certification Program.
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AMSN News

Media Spotlight: Summer Bryant on Effective Communication

Effective communication during nurse-to-nurse patient hand-offs is crucial to preventing adverse events, according to Summer Bryant, AMSN's national treasurer. What this means, she says, is "The medical-surgical nurse must be fluent in various 'languages.'" Read the article by GE Healthcare.

Congratulations to the Latest PRISM Award® Recipient!

The Medical Surgical Unit of Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital (NVRH) was presented with the Academy of Medical Surgical Nurses AMSN PRISM Award® on November 1, 2018, from AMSN and MSNCB representative, Portia Zaire, MSNEd, RN, CCCTM.

Media Spotlight: Jennifer Kennedy Celebrates Med-Surg Nursing

It's all about the relationships, says AMSN Director Jennifer Kennedy. In this interview with Minority Nurse, Jennifer celebrates her med-surg nursing path and discusses why the specialty is so rewarding.

2018 Convention Photos!

View the Flickr photo album with lots of shots (523) taken by attendees with the convention app at the 27th Annual AMSN Convention on September 13-16, 2018 at Disney's Coronado Springs Hotel, FL!

Industry & Career News

The Importance of Medical Touch

It can show gentleness and compassion or carelessness and incompetence. It started, as it does for thousands of women every year, with a routine mammogram... read the full article in the New York Times.

National Grateful Patient Day: Spreading Gratitude and Hope

National Grateful Patient Day was Sept. 7, 2018, a day for patients to show appreciation for the work and care of their families, doctors, nurses and hospitals everywhere.

Never Miss a Flu Vaccine!

The simple act of getting vaccinated helps protect your loved ones. The reason #WhyIFightFlu? It saves lives.

A Survivor and a Responder: Hurricane Florence

From HHS - "An officer in the Public Health Service writes about his commitment to helping people during Hurricane Florence while his own home was in the path of the storm," by: Lt. Cmdr. Michael Muni, U. S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps.