Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering on a Committee, Task Force, or Review Team

Volunteering for the Medical-Surgical Nursing Certification Board (MSNCB) is both personally rewarding and a prestigious addition to your own career advancement. Openings for these committees, short-term task forces, and review teams will be announced by email and on the MSNCB website when they become available.

General Qualifications to be an MSNCB Volunteer

  1. Minimum three years' experience in medical-surgical nursing, at least two years of which has been in the five years immediately preceding appointment
  2. Certified with appropriate credential required
  3. Baccalaureate or higher degree in nursing preferred
  4. Committee experience preferred

Tenure of MSNCB Members

Members of committees are appointed for a 3-year term and may be reappointed for an additional term. Terms for task force members are defined in the task force charter and review team members are appointed for as long as needed to finalize application selections (approximately 6 weeks).

CMSRN Certification Committee

This committee is made up of nurses who attained the Certified Medical-Surgical Registered Nurse (CMSRN®) certification and oversees the recertification process, reviews applications as needed, and performs required audits.

CMSRN Test Development Committee, Item Writers & Reviewers

This committee develops new questions for the exams, and reviews current questions and test formats. This group works closely with Prometric.

CMSRN of Distinction Award Review Team

This review team is made up of nurses who attained the Certified Medical-Surgical Registered Nurse (CMSRN®) certification. They review and score the award nomination applications.