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Now available for non-attendees to purchase in the AMSN Online Library are the 2018 Convention Sessions, and Certification Review Course.
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!
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!
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.
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.
Say hello to #634 San Antonio Chapter, serving City/County of San Antonio/Bexar, bringing the total AMSN chapters in Texas to 10!
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...
This American Journal of Nursing article about the AMSN 2018 Convention Town Hall captures the wise words of nurses on workplace resiliency.
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.
"New Drug Update and Ways to Prevent Errors During Transitions of Care." After completing this learning activity, the participant will identify new medications and their indications for use, including monitoring and other precautions, and strategies to reduce errors. 1.05 CH, 1.05 Rx.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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 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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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. Nov 12, 2018 - Jan. 14, 2019, for 20 CH.
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.
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...
Did you know that AMSN has been consistently growing over the last ten years and that we now have over 12,000 members?
What you need to know and do before you register and go... For inside tips from the Planning Committee, watch this YouTube video!
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.
AMSN provides an opportunity for a member of AMSN to attend NIWI each year. AMSN awards one (1) grant to cover the cost of registration for NIWI plus hotel expenses throughout the event.
Katie A. Chargualaf, PhD, RN, CMSRN, an AMSN member and reviewer for the AMSN PRISM Award®, presented a session in Berlin, Germany, at the ITNS European Transplant Nursing Symposium, held June 28-30.
Pitman, NJ – Nurse leader and executive Cynthia Nowicki Hnatiuk, EdD, RN, CAE, FAAN, of Westampton, NJ, was honored recently by Anthony J. Jannetti, Founder and Chairman of Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. (AJJ), for her 23 years of service to the company and for her dedication to the nursing profession.
Identify support systems, resources, and barriers nurses encounter within their work environments to help facilitate breastfeeding for the recommended duration of twelve months by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Take a research survey: The purpose of this research is to develop an instrument to measure registered nurses’ beliefs toward interaction with Deaf American Sign Language users, deaf that use other signing methods, non-signing deaf, and hard of hearing (DdHH) patients and certified interpreters.
"Nurses’ Knowledge and Attitude of Pain in the Elderly." The purpose of this investigation is to examine the knowledge level of registered nurses related to pain management in the elderly population.
A Story from "It's All About YOU! - Member Achievements", by: Vonda H. Boone, RN, MSN-NE, CMSRN. As a seasoned nurse for over 30 years, I was excited to begin a new chapter in life and finally realized the dream of being an educator at the university level...
Is your unit exemplary? The AMSN PRISM Award® is an honor recognizing exceptional nursing practice, leadership, and outcomes in hospital medical-surgical units.
AMSN Legislative Team Coordinator Yalanda Comeaux, MSN, MJ, RN, CMSRN, was interviewed recently for a Nurse.com article on legislation enforcing stricter penalties on perpetrators of workplace violence.
AMSN and MSNCB leaders are featured in an outstanding Nurse.com special issue on med-surg nursing. The issue highlights both organizations, the value of certification, and many more topics that apply directly to your practice.
Look in on current news regarding legislation supported by AMSN, who is a part of the Nursing Community Coalition.
AMSN has signed on to Shared Principles - which build on the 2007 Patient-Centered Medical Home Joint Principles, include seven important attributes of advanced primary care...
New Graduate Experiences: A Cross-sectional Survey Among Medical Surgical Nurses.
On May 30, 2018, during a special ceremony at the hospital, Schneck Medical Center’s 2 North inpatient medical-surgical unit was awarded the prestigious AMSN PRISM Award®.
Participating in this forum are... Michelle Moccia, DNP, ANP-BC, CCRN, president of GAPNA, Summer Bryant, MSN, RN, CMSRN, director of AMSN, Antoinette Falker, DNP, RN, CBN, CMSRN, GCNS-BC, president MSNCB.
Deadline Extended! Register by August 6 and save $65. on the regular/onsite full convention registration fee. (Note: Mailed forms must be postmarked by August 6, 2018).
Michael Evans, PhD, MS.Ed, RN, ACNS, CMSRN, CNE, has received the 2018-19 University College Teaching Award at Penn State Scranton, PA.
Three more units at St. Francis Hospital, Roslyn, NY, the AMSN PRISM Award® for exemplary nursing practice. Units 2 East, 2 West, and K2 received their awards during a May 15, 2018 ceremony at the hospital.
The exemplary medical-surgical unit like yours deserves to be recognized. The AMSN PRISM Award shines the spotlight on dedicated nurses who have worked as a team to achieve outstanding patient outcomes and high staff satisfaction. Learn how your unit can achieve this honor.