Membership Overview

Taken at an AMSN Annual Convention.


The Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN) is the only specialty nursing organization dedicated to developing medical-surgical nurses personally and professionally.

AMSN fosters the highest standards of practice, advances nursing practice guidelines, and promotes excellence in medical-surgical nursing.

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Who Belongs in AMSN?

AMSN is a vibrant community of medical-surgical nurses. Membership is open to anyone interested in medical-surgical nursing.

Our members include RNs, LPNs, LVNs, clinical nurse specialists, nurse practitioners, educators, researchers, administrators, and students. They are leaders who advocate for patients, mentor each other, and advance nursing practice, all to inspire excellence.

They care for diverse patient populations in a wide variety of settings like hospitals, long term care facilities, home health agencies, rehabilitation facilities, community health clinics, hospice, and schools of nursing.

Benefits of Membership

  • Education - Free CNE, online learning, innovative periodicals, leading educational convention
  • Special Discounts - Reduced cost on convention fees, publications, and Certified Medical-Surgical Registered Nurse (CMSRN) exam
  • Professional Development - Exclusive awards and grants, ability to serve as a medical-surgical leader
  • Connection - Community to share your compassion and commitment with like-minded med-surg nurses
  • Advocacy - Your voice and interests represented nationally

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Annual Membership Fees

Full Member

  • Full Member (RN) - $85
  • Full Member Non-U.S. (RN) virtual - $85***
  • Full Member Non-U.S. (RN) journals mailed - $101****
  • Senior Full (RN) - $75*

Associate Member

  • Associate Member (LPN/LVN) - $85
  • Associate Member Non-U.S. (LPN/LVN) virtual - $85***
  • Associate Member Non-U.S. (LPN/LVN) journals mailed - $101****
  • Senior Associate (LPN/LVN) - $75*

Graduate and Student

  • New Graduate Full (RN) - $70**
  • New Graduate Associate (LPN/LVN) - $70**
  • Virtual Student Membership - Free (Must be a student working toward your initial RN license)
  • NSNA Student Member - $45**

Fee Information:

  • * First year, available for mail and fax membership applications only. Additional years renewable online.
  • **Available for mail and fax membership applications only. Not available online.
  • ***This is a virtual membership outside of the United States only. No journals will be mailed.
  • ****This is a membership outside of the United States only that includes mailed journals.

AMSN Terms and Conditions of Membership

  • Memberships - Memberships are non-refundable and non-transferable.

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