AMSN News

See Who Just Got CMSRN Certified!

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.

Happy Thanksgiving from AMSN!

In observance of Thanksgiving, the AMSN National Office will be closed Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23, 2018, and will reopen Monday, November 26, 2018 at 8:30 am Eastern US.

U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week

Be Antibiotics Aware: Smart use, Best Care (From the CDC): USAAW is an annual observance that raises awareness of the threat of antibiotic resistance and the importance of appropriate antibiotic use. Find ways to Get Involved, and a Partner Toolkit.

The Importance of Medical Touch

It can show gentleness and compassion or carelessness and incompetence. It started, as it does for thousands of women every year, with a routine mammogram... read the full article in the New York Times.

Media Spotlight: Summer Bryant on Effective Communication

Effective communication during nurse-to-nurse patient hand-offs is crucial to preventing adverse events, according to Summer Bryant, AMSN's national treasurer. What this means, she says, is "The medical-surgical nurse must be fluent in various 'languages.'" Read the article by GE Healthcare.

Congratulations to the Latest PRISM Award® Recipient!

The Medical Surgical Unit of Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital (NVRH) was presented with the Academy of Medical Surgical Nurses AMSN PRISM Award® on November 1, 2018, from AMSN and MSNCB representative, Portia Zaire, MSNEd, RN, CCCTM.

Media Spotlight: Jennifer Kennedy Celebrates Med-Surg Nursing

It's all about the relationships, says AMSN Director Jennifer Kennedy. In this interview with Minority Nurse, Jennifer celebrates her med-surg nursing path and discusses why the specialty is so rewarding.

2018 Convention Photos!

View the Flickr photo album with lots of shots (523) taken by attendees with the convention app at the 27th Annual AMSN Convention on September 13-16, 2018 at Disney's Coronado Springs Hotel, FL!

Winter Grants Open - Apply Today

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.

MedSurg Matters! September/October Issue Online

AMSN members: The digital edition of the September/October 2018 issue of the MedSurg Matters! newsletter is now available for viewing.

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