AMSN News

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: FREE CNE for February 2019

"Risky Business and Malpractice Claims Setting: A Patient Safety Agenda." After completing this learning activity, the participant will be familiar with the patient safety quality movement and risk management and understand nurse at risk behaviors in malpractice claims. 1.25 CH.

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...

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 - February 11, 2019 at 1:00 PM - Monday, April 15, 2019, for 20 CH.

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!

Congratulations to the Latest PRISM Award® Recipient!

The orthopedic and bariatric med-surg unit at St. David’s North Austin Medical Center is the latest unit to be honored. The ceremony took place July 27, 2018 at the hospital, with AMSN President Linda Yoder, PhD, MBA, RN, AOCN, FAAAN...

Medical-Surgical Nurses Modeling Resiliency - Off the Charts

This American Journal of Nursing article about the AMSN 2018 Convention Town Hall captures the wise words of nurses on workplace resiliency.

Congratulations to the Latest PRISM Award® Recipient!

One July 30, 2018, Unit 2 South Acute Care with Telemetry, Inspira, Elmer, NJ, has received the prestigious AMSN PRISM Award®, an honor recognizing exceptional nursing practice, leadership, and outcomes in hospital medical-surgical units.

Reminder: AMSN Convention CE Evaluation Deadline is October 8th

The CE Evaluation process for the AMSN Annual Convention takes place in our Online Library. Please remember to complete your evaluations before October 8, 2018 (if you have not already done so).

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...

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.

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.

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...

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!

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.