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Med-Surg Moments

Med-Surg Moments is the official podcast of AMSN. Our podcast offers an engaging look at the lives of - and surrounding- medical-surgical nurses.
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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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In the News

Terri Hinkley EdD, MBA, BScN, RN, CAE, and CEO of Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN) & Medical-Surgical Nursing Certification Board (MSNCB), is featured in new blog from @ICE_Excellence regarding the AMSN Staffing Toolkit for health care organizations, developed by AMSN at the start of the #COVID19 crisis.

AMSN Statement Against Racism, For Healing

The Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN) condemns racism. We acknowledge racism harms people, health care and health. In recent days our diverse organization has borne witness to its horrible effects; as medical-surgical nurses, we provide care to people on the front lines afflicted by COVID-19 pandemic, which has disproportionately harmed African-Americans and ethnic minorities in the United States.

Summer Bryant Speaks with Minority Nurse for National Nurses Day

AMSN President-Elect Summer Bryant, DNP, RN, CMSRN, speaks with reporter Julia Quinn-Szcesuil for Minority Nurse on why this year's Nurses Day is more powerful than ever and how nurses' courage and skills during the pandemic are being appreciated worldwide.

Testing Sites for the CMSRN Exam Resumes

The CMSRN exam resumes May 1, 2020 at test centers. MSNCB is also offering remote proctored exams as a testing option for the next few months.

Industry & Career News

Valentine's Day Passion

A sweet article about an ICU nurse, from Nurse.com. Valentine’s Day was quiet in the ICU. But then, everything changed, and I had to forget about my Valentine’s Day plans...

A Message from Surgeon General Jerome Adams

"Protect Against the Measles," which is one of the most contagious of all infectious diseases. Here's what the U.S. Surgeon General wants you to know so you can protect your family.

23 Years After Tragedy, Hero Nurse Answers Call Again

Throughout her 32 year career at CentraCare Hospital in St. Cloud, Brenda Hommerding has measured her success as a nurse, by the number of lives she touches.

A Day in the Life of a Med-Surg Nurse

Ever wonder what it's like to be a medical-surgical nurse? While there may not be a "typical" day for any nurse, here is one example of a day in the life of a med-surg nurse.