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The Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN) is the only specialty association for nurses practicing in medical-surgical nursing. Med-surg nursing is the largest nursing specialty in the United States, with an estimated 800,000 nurses practicing in medical surgical specialty areas. Let AMSN be your go-to resource for medical-surgical workforce development products.

Recruiting, training, and retaining staff is a priority for you and your organization. AMSN has solutions to help you find, onboard, train and keep your medical-surgical nursing staff.

The AMSN solutions below are designed to help you every step of the way. Contact us for more information on any of our solutions.

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Recruiting/Onboarding

According to the 2022 Nursing Solutions, Inc. (NSI) National Health Care Retention and RN Staffing Report, 64% of US hospitals are expecting to increase their nursing workforce. Given that medical-surgical nursing is in the top 5 specialties with the highest nursing turnover and that it takes, on average, 83 days to recruit a med-surg nurse, we know recruiting is a challenge for you. Data from the Becker’s Healthcare put the cost of replacing a RN at approximately $40,038 (range $28,400 to $51,700). AMSN offers several products to assist you with finding and onboarding the best medical-surgical nurses for your practice setting.

Career Center

Career Center

AMSN's Career Center provides you access to over 10,000 medical-surgical nurses to recruit for your open positions. Post your open positions, search resumes, and send targeted invitation emails to AMSN members that allow you to find the right specialty nurses for your organization.

Mentoring

AMSN Mentoring Program

AMSN's Mentoring Program helps your facility design and implement a successful mentoring program you can customize to your needs. The AMSN Mentoring Program was created to foster professional development in new graduate nurses or nurses assuming a new role.

Competencies

AMSN Competency Framework

The AMSN Competency Framework helps you and new hires understand their competency profile, allowing you to provide targeted orientation/onboarding that helps prepare them for independent practice sooner than traditional orientation programs.

PRISM Award

AMSN PRISM Award

The AMSN PRISM Award lets your unit stand out and recruit the best nurses possible. Your PRISM Award demonstrates commitment to healthy practice environments and the professional development of your medical-surgical nurses, making you a more attractive option to potential employees.

Training

Providing ongoing professional development for nurses is central to lifelong learning and ongoing nursing competency. Many states require ongoing nursing continuing professional development (NCPD) for ongoing licensure and national nursing certification boards require NCPD for credential maintenance. Further, the healthcare industry is changing rapidly, and nurses need continuing education to stay abreast of the changes in evidence-based practice. AMSN has several products to help you maintain the competency of your medical-surgical nurses.

Elevate Series

AMSN Elevate Series

Better nurses mean better outcomes. And better outcomes result in an improved reputation for your organization. Supporting ongoing education is critical in the constantly evolving field of nursing, and helping your nurses stay up to date on changing trends will benefit your patients and organization.

FailSafe

FailSafe Certification Program

The FailSafe Certification Program is innovative in making getting certified easier for everyone. This program considers every aspect of the testing process, from test stress to financial concerns, and lifts the barriers. The result is everyone wins: nurses, nurse managers, organizations and patients.

Review Course

Certification Review Course

AMSN provides two methods for facilities, hospitals, and health systems to offer the AMSN Med-Surg Certification Review Course (CRC) to their nurses preparing for certification. Host an in-person or virtual live 2-day program to your facility, or license AMSN's eLearning Certification Review Course.

Competencies

AMSN Competency Framework

The AMSN Competency Framework helps you and new hires understand their competency profile, allowing you to provide targeted orientation/onboarding that helps prepare them for independent practice sooner than traditional orientation programs.

NCPD

Continuing Professional Development

AMSN supports your nurses with ongoing professional development opportunities throughout the year. If your staff are AMSN members, they have access to free Nursing Continuing Professional Development (NCPD) developed to fill competency gaps and contribute to continued growth and development.

Convention

AMSN Annual Convention

Sending your staff to the annual AMSN convention demonstrates commitment to their ongoing professional development and ensures they bring back best practices and the latest evidence-based practice to your organization. And our group discounts make it affordable for you to do so.

Retaining

The nursing staffing crisis is real, you face it every day as a nurse leader. While some turnover is inevitable, developing a culture supportive of ongoing career development can help you keep your medical-surgical nurses. Learn more about how AMSN can help you retain staff with our professional development offerings.

Mentoring

AMSN Mentoring Program

AMSN's Mentoring Program helps your facility design and implement a successful mentoring program you can customize to your needs. The AMSN Mentoring Program was created to foster professional development in new graduate nurses or nurses assuming a new role.

Competencies

AMSN Competency Framework

The AMSN Competency Framework helps you and new hires understand their competency profile, allowing you to provide targeted orientation/onboarding that helps prepare them for independent practice sooner than traditional orientation programs.

PRISM Award

AMSN PRISM Award

The AMSN PRISM Award lets your unit stand out and recruit the best nurses possible. Your PRISM Award demonstrates commitment to healthy practice environments and the professional development of your medical-surgical nurses, making you a more attractive option to potential employees.

Elevate Series

AMSN Elevate Series

Better nurses mean better outcomes. And better outcomes result in an improved reputation for your organization. Supporting ongoing education is critical in the constantly evolving field of nursing, and helping your nurses stay up to date on changing trends will benefit your patients and organization.

FailSafe

FailSafe Certification Program

The FailSafe Certification Program is innovative in making getting certified easier for everyone. This program considers every aspect of the testing process, from test stress to financial concerns, and lifts the barriers. The result is everyone wins: nurses, nurse managers, organizations and patients.

Interested in More Information?

Contact AMSN for more information on any of these solutions. We would be happy to speak with you about how AMSN can support recruiting, onboarding, training, and retaining medical-surgical nurses at your organization.

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