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Resources to Help You Study
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, 3rd Edition
- a great start to studying. It has over 350 questions with the rationale for each correct answer. The questions are sectioned by body system so you see your strengths and weaknesses. This is great for a candidate who doesn't know how much to study 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 presenting the Certification Review Course at the 2013 AMSN Annual Convention. Listen to 13+ hours of audio instruction and view the slide presentation. You can download and print the handouts or download the MP3 as well. This would be helpful for someone who learns best by listening.