AMSN Publications

The Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN) offers books and media to help med-surg nurses have the necessary resources to deliver excellent care.

AMSN also produces two bi-monthly periodicals, MEDSURG Nursing and MedSurg Matters! Go to Periodicals.

Scope and Standards of Medical-Surgical Nursing Practice, 6th Edition

Describes the responsibilities of all nurses engaged in medical-surgical nursing practice, regardless of the setting. It is very useful in serving as the basis for job descriptions, performance appraisals, peer review, quality assurance system, and certification activities. AMSN has chosen to make this publication available at no cost in online-only format to serve the medical-surgical profession.

Core Curriculum for Medical-Surgical Nursing, 5th Edition

Prepare for certification exams and stay current on medical-surgical trends and topics. New and experienced medical-surgical nurses will find this is the definitive resource to prepare for the medical-surgical nursing certification exam. The 5th Edition of the Core Curriculum for Medical-Surgical Nursing provides the latest information in medical-surgical nursing practice.

Presented in an easy-to-use topic and outline format, this comprehensive resource provides the foundational body of knowledge for medical-surgical nursing practice. Each chapter begins with the key points necessary for comprehension and success on the certification exam. Case studies at the end of each chapter help you apply the knowledge.

Medical-surgical units will also find that the outline and bullet format makes this book a preferred resource for quick and easy clinical reference to ensure your nurses are providing excellent patient care. Readers will benefit from the expertise of 29 authors and 32 content reviewers. 600+ pages in 29 chapters.

Medical-Surgical Nursing Review Questions, 3rd Edition

Designed to assist medical-surgical nurses in assessing their knowledge of the practice of medical-surgical nursing, this book consists of over 345 multiple choice items that follow the same format as the items on the examination for Certified Medical-Surgical Registered Nurse (CMSRN). It is an invaluable resource to help you prepare for the CMSRN examination.

The book includes an Answer Sheet so that you can take the practice test and then grade yourself using the Answers section. Includes rationale for correct answers.

Medical-Surgical Nursing Certification Review Course

(2018 Annual Convention) Sep 12, 2018 ‐ Sep 13, 2018

This two-day course, recorded live at the AMSN convention, will provide those taking the medical-surgical certification exam with information necessary for success. This course is also ideal for nurses who desire a refresher course or who are transitioning from another area into medical-surgical nursing. Course includes a brief explanation of each body system, common pathological conditions, treatments and appropriate nursing assessments and interventions.

Includes: Test Taking Strategies, Fluids & Electrolytes, Gastrointestinal System, Respiratory System, Hematological System, Integumentary Systems, Cardiovascular System & Shock, Endocrine System & Diabetes, Urological/Renal Systems, Musculoskeletal & Neurologic Systems, Pain, Cancer, Post-Op, Nutrition, and Nursing Practice Roles

The course package includes 12.00 contact hours.