AMSN News

AMSN Leaders Interviewed by Monster.com

AMSN President Robin Hertel and National Director Michele George were recently interviewed by Monster.com -- one of the largest job search sites in the world -- for a special series about nursing careers.

Traveling Soon? You'll Need a 'REAL ID' Card

Under the new law, you won't be able to fly domestically after October 1, 2020, if you do not have REAL ID, a valid U.S. passport, or another acceptable form of identification.

2019 REAL Briefs™ Available Now

"REAL Briefs™," are one-page session summaries from some of the lectures at the 2019 annual convention.

Call for Poster Abstracts

AMSN is pleased to announce the Call for Poster Abstracts for our 2020 Annual Conference in Las Vegas, NV. Deadline May 15, 2020

Advance 2020 Convention Registration Opens for AMSN Members!

Starting January 1, through March 31, members only will have the opportunity to pay their registration fee in full at the lowest $499 rate of the year, or can use our payment plan to spread out the cost ($499 + $30 convenience fee) into three easy payments!

ACLS Suspected Stroke Algorithm for 2020

Algorithm emphasizes critical actions for out-of-hospital and in-hospital care and treatment.

Happy Thanksgiving from AMSN!

In observance of Thanksgiving, the AMSN National Office will be closed Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29, 2019, and will reopen Monday, December 2, 2019 at 8:30 am Eastern US.

Best of 2019 Virtual CNE Event!

Couldn't make it to the convention? At $49, this half day virtual event is the best bang for your buck that AMSN has ever offered in a CE bundle!

CDC Observes C. diff Awareness Month

C. diff infections are an urgent problem in hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, inpatient rehab facilities, and skilled nursing facilities and in communities.

Newest AMSN PRISM Award® Recipient

On September 4, 2019, the 6AB Cardiac Medicine and Neuroscience unit at Virtua Voorhees Hospital in Voorhees, NJ received the AMSN PRISM Award® for Exemplary Practice.

Announcing the AMSN Legislative Action Center

This is the place where you can learn about this issues and policymakers affecting your practice and patients and make your voice heard at the federal and state levels. Learn more and take action here!

Say Congratulations!

On June 12, 2019, the nurses of 6B Carle Tower 6B medical-surgical unit at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana, IL, received the prestigious AMSN PRISM Award®, which recognizes exceptional nursing practice, leadership, and outcomes in hospital medical-surgical units.

AMSN Members: FREE CNE for August 2019

"I Got Rhythm: Atrial Fibrillation Pharmacology and Management" After completing this learning activity, the participant will be able to manage a patient in new onset or chronic atrial fibrillation, in the setting of acute illness, returning them to a rhythm that is acceptable for their recovery. 1.10 CH, 0.50 Rx.

See Who Just Got Certified

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

AMSN & MSNCB CEO Becomes President Elect of the American Board of Nursing Specialties

Terri will ascend to the ABNS presidency in July 2021, and is the Chief Executive Officer for the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses and the Medical-Surgical Nursing Certification Board.

An Update from Merck

This is to inform you that Merck will discontinue the manufacturing, distribution and supply of SINEMET CR, effective July 2019...

AMSN Launches Med-Surg Advocacy Community for Members

AMSN is pleased to announce the launch of Med-Surg Nurse Advocacy, a Hub community for AMSN members.

AMSN & MSNCB CEO Terri Hinkley Earns Doctorate, Gains Invaluable Lens to View the Future of Nursing

Hinkley completed the three-year doctoral program with a dissertation that focused on a critical issue that she feels is extremely important to nurses: second victim syndrome.

Congratulations Latest AMSN PRISM Award® Recipient

The Surgical Acute Care Unit at Inspira Medical Center Vineland in Vineland, NJ, received their AMSN PRISM Award during a special ceremony on April 15, 2019.

Take Part in a Research Survey

The "Evidence-based Practice Implementation Study," has been approved by the University of Texas at Tyler’s IRB (Fall 2018-56). There may be benefits to participants as they complete the survey in that they may realize what issues may be perceived as important to EBP implementation.

May-June 2019 MedSurg Matters!

Articles and features include: Are you Active or Reactive?; Oral Agents for Type 2 Diabetes; Medicinal Marijuana: What Nurses Must Know (Part I); FREE CNE, and much more.

AMSN PRISM Award® Recipient

Congratulations to the 3 West Post-Surgical Unit at Franciscan Health Indianapolis for receiving the AMSN PRISM Award.

June is AMSN Member Appreciation Month!

We know that as a med-surg nurse, you work hard every day at your job. And we at the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses are working hard to help you grow professionally and personally. So this month, join us as we celebrate you!

AMSN New Silver Level Corporate Member: Hillrom

Hillrom is a global medical technology leader whose 10,000 employees have a single mission: enhancing outcomes for patients and their caregivers.

AMSN PRISM Award® Recipient: 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.

Please Join AMSN for a Free Webinar

"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...

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.

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...

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.