Looking Ahead to 2023

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CEO’s February Message for the AMSN Blog

AMSN Products and Services Releasing This Year

AMSN is excited for 2023 as we have many great updated products and programs to bring you this year. It’s important to keep our programs and services up-to-date and relevant so that they are resources for you in your practice. Below you’ll find a summary of the updates you can expect AMSN to release this year. So, stay tuned and keep an eye on your AMSN Connections newsletter and email.

Product Updates

AMSN Core Curriculum

AMSN’s Core Curriculum is the foundational body of knowledge for medical-surgical nursing practice. This must-have reference book is written by expert medical-surgical nurses who designed it for new and experienced nurses. The Core is updated every five years to ensure it stays relevant and up to date with the latest evidence-based practice and is used to guide practice for medical-surgical nursing around the country. It’s also a great certification preparation resource. We are putting the finishing touches on our sixth edition of the Core Curriculum, and it will launch in the fall of 2023.

AMSN Scope and Standards

The Scope and Standards delineates the professional scope and standards of medical-surgical nursing practice. It describes the responsibilities and competent level of behavior expected of all Registered Nurses practicing in the specialty of medical-surgical nursing. A task force of AMSN members is currently working on revising the Scope and Standards, and the 7th edition is expected to be complete before the end of the year.

AMSN Mentoring Program

AMSN offers a mentoring program that can be used as is or customized by medical-surgical units. The mentoring program consists of a mentor guide, mentee guide and site coordinator guide. These guides will help you design and implement a successful mentoring program of your own whether you are a mentor, mentee, or a mentoring program site coordinator at a hospital or other facility. These guides are designed to foster professional development in new graduate nurses and other nurses assuming a new role. You may use and customize the information and tools provided in any manner you deem appropriate for your organization or yourself. AMSN is updating the program currently and looks forward to releasing an update in the coming months.

AMSN Podcast Host Recruitment

Do you enjoy listening to AMSN’s Med-Surg Moments podcast? Do you have stories to share and a passion for storytelling? AMSN is looking for new voices for our podcast. If you love sharing your med-surg experiences with others, consider applying! We will be conducting interviews in March/April and bringing some new hosts on board in the summer. You can apply here and the application window is closing February 28th, so don’t wait. Apply today!

AMSN Convention

AMSN’s convention this year is September 21st to 23rd in Las Vegas! Join us from Thursday the 21st for our opening session by Dr. Joyce Batcheller, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FAONL, FAAN and be sure to stay to hear our endnote by Elizabeth Rudolph, JD, MSN, RN, PLNC. We have a jam-packed 2.5 days of content planned that you don’t want to miss. Stay tuned for registration to open in the spring!

Brand New for 2023:

Virtual Acute Care Certification

Have you heard the news? The Medical-Surgical Nursing Certification Board, MSNCB, is launching a brand new certification this year! We’re thrilled to announce that we’re in the midst of developing a Virtual Acute Care RN credential for nurses providing virtual nursing in the acute care space. We’ve been working with leading subject matter experts around the country to develop the exam blueprint and we’re set to begin item writing this month. If you are working in virtual nursing, here’s the credential you need to validate your knowledge, skills and abilities in this emerging practice setting. Stay tuned for more information in the coming months!

As always, AMSN is working tirelessly to ensure you, our members, have the products and programs you need to excel in your medical-surgical nursing practice. We’re here to answer any questions you might have, so be sure to reach out if you need anything from us.

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