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PRISM Award® Recipeint: Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center

The Nurses at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center’s surgical specialties unit (SSU) in Vancouver, WA, were honored February 25, 2019, with the prestigious AMSN PRISM Award®, which recognizes exceptional nursing practice, leadership, and outcomes in hospital medical-surgical units.

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"Treating the Deteriorating Patient: Challenges & Opportunities," on June 5 at 2pm. A live Q&A with Dr. Nichol will follow his presentation...

Med Surg Focused CE Series

Medical Surgical Nursing Certification Review Focused CE Series from Nurse.com has announced a new Focused CE Series, Monday, August 19, 2019 at 1:00 PM - Monday, October 21, 2019 at 11:59 PM.

 

AMSN has Important Recommendations on Health Information Technology

On behalf of AMSN, President Robin Hertel, MSN, EdS, RN, CMSRN has written two comment letters to regulatory proposals from the federal...

AMSN has Important Recommendations on Health Information Technology

On behalf of AMSN, President Robin Hertel, MSN, EdS, RN, CMSRN has written two comment letters to regulatory proposals from the federal...

AMSN Members: FREE CNE for May 2019

"Creating a Multidisciplinary, Multi-leveled Tracheostomy Care Bundle." After completing this learning activity, the participant will be able to develop a tracheostomy care bundle based on the needs of the medical-surgical nursing staff including assessing, designing, and implementing tracheostomy care protocols, policies, information booklets, and support systems. 1.25 CH.

CMSRN and CCCTM Credentials at Risk in Pennsylvania?

A bill introduced as HB 811 intends to expand pathways for persons convicted of crimes to reenter the workforce once they have paid their debts to society instead adds confusion...

CMSRN and CCCTM Credentials at Risk in Pennsylvania?

A bill introduced as HB 811 intends to expand pathways for persons convicted of crimes to reenter the workforce once they have paid their debts to society instead adds confusion...

AMSN Responds to Illinois Staffing Ratio Legislation

AMSN has responded by sending bill sponsor State Rep. Fred Crespo (D-44th District) a letter in opposition to the bill, HB 2604...

AMSN Responds to Illinois Staffing Ratio Legislation

AMSN has responded by sending bill sponsor State Rep. Fred Crespo (D-44th District) a letter in opposition to the bill, HB 2604...

2019 AMSN Convention Registration is Live!

Join us in Chicago for the AMSN 28th Annual Convention! Get ready to make connections to colleagues, continuing education, fascinating speakers, fun excursions and more. Register now!

Member-Get-A-Member Campaign

Connect your colleagues to the vibrant community of medical-surgical nurses through our Member-Get-A-Member campaign and earn discounts on AMSN products, including membership dues!

Registration Brochure Online Now!

The 2019 Annual Convention registration brochure is available to view/download! Register now and join us on September 26-29, at the Hilton Chicago! Connect with other nurses who share your compassion and commitment

Congratulations to Piedmont Atlanta Hospital

The nurses of medical-surgical unit on 5-South received the prestigious AMSN PRISM Award® award on January 28, 2019 during a celebration at the hospital.

PRISM Award® Recipeint: Delaware's Bayhealth Hospital

The nurses of Delaware's Bayhealth Hospital, Kent Campus Med-Surg Unit 1A have received their second Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN) PRISM Award®, an honor recognizing exceptional nursing practice, leadership and outcomes in hospital medical-surgical units.

See Who Just Got Certified

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

AMSN Submits Testimony Calling for Appropriations Decisions

On behalf of the 14,000 members of AMSN, President Robin Hertel, EdS, MSN, RN, CMSRN submits written testimony for the record to the House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor...

Mar-Apr 2019 MedSurg Matters!

Articles and features include: What's in Your Water?; Pharmacology Updates; Are We Clear of CAUTI?; Legislative Issues; Hot Topics; FREE CNE, and much more.

CCCTM Certification Grant is Now Open!

The Certified in Care Coordination and Transition Management (CCCTM) Certification Grant provides an opportunity for a member of the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN) to receive funding for exam registration to become CCCTM certified. Apply by June 30, 2019, 11:59:59 PM.

Participate in a Research Survey

The Revised Casey-Fink Retention Survey, ...to determine if an association exists between nurse management leadership style(s) and nurse retention; and the leadership style(s) associated with nurse retention.

The CMSRN of Distinction Award Nominations are Now Open

The CMSRN of Distinction Award acknowledges a registered nurse who is dedicated to promoting and communicating the value of certification by providing education and support to peers, a health care organization, patients and/or the community. Nominations accepted until March 31, 2019.

Introducing Med-Surg Moments

Med-Surg Moments is the official podcast of the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN). Our podcast offers an engaging look at the lives of - and surrounding- medical-surgical nurses. We’ll have guests on from every corner of the industry, bringing you stories that are relatable and compelling on myriad topics.

CMSRN Certification- and Recertification Grants are Now Open!

It's time to apply for the CMSRN Certification Grant or CMSRN Recertification Grant! Up to 12 grants (for each) may be awarded each year (six for each application period). Apply by May 31, 12:59 pm, Eastern US.

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, May 6, 2019 - Monday, July 8, 2019, for 20 CH.

January/February Issue of MEDSURG Nursing

The digital and PDF editions are now available for viewing on your desktop, mobile device, or tablet, and offers 3.9 contact hours. This special focus issue on CQI and hospital-acquired pressure injuries (HAPIs).

AMSN Recognizes 16 Nurses Elected to State and Federal Office

With so much counting on health in America, more nurses should consider public service including elective office, says AMSN President Robin Hertel, EdS, MSN, CMSRN.

AMSN Members: 5.3 FREE Contact Hours - No Catch!

AMSN members: What's better than enhancing your education with more contact hours? Answer: Free sessions, on a variety of specialties! Because AMSN shares its national office with five other specialty nursing associations, we are pleased to offer our members additional FREE CE sessions.

Thinking About CMSRN Certification?

The Medical-Surgical Nursing Certification Board offers the FailSafe Certification Program, a fantastic program that makes getting certified easier and safer. Nurses get more than one chance to take the exam and facilities don't pay until their nurses pass.

AMSN Board of Directors Nomination

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

Apply Now...

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.

Nov-Dec 2018 MedSurg Matters!

Articles and features include: SAFE: I Am Safe, You Are Safe, We All Are Safe!; Workplace Violence – Bridging the Gap: Shaping a Safer Future for Nurses; Fighting the Flu; FREE CNE, and much more.

December 2018: Latest PRISM Award® Recipient!

The A3 Medical and Surgical Unit at King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, has received the prestigious AMSN PRISM Award®. It is the second AMSN PRISM Award earned by the hospital, which was the first international facility to receive the honor in 2017!

Legislation Recognizes U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps

Some 120,000 women answered America's call in World War II to serve as members of the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps. AMSN supports legislation in the Senate and House of Representatives...

REAL Briefs™ from the 2018 Annual Convention

REAL Briefs, one-page session summaries from some of the lectures at the 2018 annual convention - are now available to read and/or download. "REAL" stands for Rapid Education Abridged Lecture.

Media Spotlight: Robin Hertel Discusses EOL Ethics

End-of-life care can pose difficult moral dilemmas. AMSN President Robin Hertel was interviewed recently by ADVANCE for Nurses about how nurses can handle cases with wisdom and compassion.

AMSN Connections - November 2018

The AMSN Connections Newsletter for November: Self-Care and Palliative Care Special Issue, is available now!

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.

Happy Thanksgiving from AMSN!

In observance of Thanksgiving, the AMSN National Office will be closed Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23, 2018, and will reopen Monday, November 26, 2018 at 8:30 am Eastern US.

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!

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.

MedSurg Matters! September/October Issue Online

AMSN members: The digital edition of the September/October 2018 issue of the MedSurg Matters! newsletter is now available for viewing.

2018 Convention Sessions

Now available for non-attendees to purchase in the AMSN Online Library are the 2018 Convention Sessions, and Certification Review Course.

Getting Ready for Medical-Surgical Nurses Week!

Each year, the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses designates November 1-7 to celebrate medical-surgical nurses just like you. Let's get ready... check it out!

AMSN Convention Sessions Now Available in Online Library

Only a few days left: For those that still need to complete your CNE Evaluations from the convention, note that we have extended the deadline date to 10/22/18 to give you a little more time!

AMSN is Seeking Volunteers for the Clinical Practice Committee

The CPC addresses issues that are related to clinical practice in medical-surgical nursing, by expanding the awareness and utilization of evidence-based practice (EBP), research, and performance/quality improvement among medical-surgical nurses.

AMSN Welcomes a New Chapter!

Say hello to #634 San Antonio Chapter, serving City/County of San Antonio/Bexar, bringing the total AMSN chapters in Texas to 10!