Resources to Help You Study

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Our affiliated professional association the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN) has produced several excellent study resources for the Certified Medical-Surgical Registered Nurse (CMSRN®) exam. They vary on material, learning styles, and cost.

Medical-Surgical Nursing Review Questions, 2008 - a great start to studying. It has over 240 questions with the rationale for each correct answer. The questions are sectioned by system so you see your strengths and weaknesses. This is great for a candidate who doesn't know how much to study for this and wants to gauge her or his knowledge before investing money in other study guides. For those that aren't good testers, or who are concerned about the exam itself, it is a valuable tool.

Core Curriculum for Medical-Surgical Nursing, 2009 - a med-surg textbook. At over 500 pages, it covers the factors and systems of medical-surgical nursing by chapter. For a nurse who hasn't acquired a med-surg textbook in the past 4 years, he or she may find this useful.

Medical-Surgical Nursing Certification Review Course - a recording of one of our faculty administering the Certification Review Course at the 2012 AMSN Annual Convention. Listen to 2 days of audio instruction and view the slide presentation. You can choose to print the slides or download the MP3 as well. This would be helpful for someone who learns best by listening.

Visit the AMSN Online Store to learn more. Be sure to also look into AMSN's Certification Review Course live courses.