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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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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 Board of Directors Nomination

It's AMSN BOD nomination time! Applications are being accepted January 8-28, 2019, 4:00 pm, EST.

AMSN Members: FREE CNE for January 2019

"The Elephant in the Room: Opioid Withdrawal." After completing this learning activity, the participant will be able to confidently utilize the Clinical Opioid Withdrawal Scale to determine severity of the withdrawal. .98 CH.

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The Career Mobility Scholarship, Convention Grant, and Clinical Awards are now open!

Kristi Reguin-Hartman Discusses Value of Advanced Practice

Media Spotlight: AMSN Director Kristi Reguin-Hartman recently interviewed with ADVANCE for Nurses on her path to becoming an APRN and the rewards of advanced practice and certification. If you're pursuing a higher level of education and practice, you'll definitely want to read her valuable tips.

Industry & Career News

From the HHS Headquarters

HHS seeks public input on improving care coordination and reducing the regulatory burdens of the HIPAA Rules. “We are looking for candid feedback about how the existing HIPAA regulations are working in the real world and how we can improve them...”

U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week

Be Antibiotics Aware: Smart use, Best Care (From the CDC): USAAW is an annual observance that raises awareness of the threat of antibiotic resistance and the importance of appropriate antibiotic use. Find ways to Get Involved, and a Partner Toolkit.

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.