Certification Central: The official e-newsletter of the Medical-Surgical Nursing Certification Board
  Volume 8, Issue 3
Summer 2015

In this Issue

MSNCB News
President's Message: Summer Updates
The Best Reasons You'll Ever Hear for Getting Certified in Med-Surg Nursing
Certified in Care Coordination and Transition Management (CCCTM) Exam Coming This Fall
Need to Earn Contact Hours for Recertification?
Are You Feeling Social?
MSNCB Online Tracking Tool Helps You Stay Organized
Here's Who Just Got Certified
 
AMSN News
Register Now for AMSN Convention
AMSN 2016 Convention: Submit Your Speaker and Poster Abstracts
Want to Learn More About Patient Nutrition?
 
Nursing and Industry News
Empowering Nurses to be Their Best
Bill Would Help Train, Support, RNs
 
Just for You
A Better Noodle for Your Pad Thai

MSNCB News

Summer Updates: Award Recipient, CCTM News, and a New Board Member

President Mimi Haskins
Mimi Haskins

MSNCB continues several exciting initiatives. MSNCB President Mimi Haskins, DNP, RN, CNS, CMSRN, brings you the latest news, from the first recipient of the CMSRN of Distinction Award, to the latest on the CCTM exam, to a new collaborative Board member.

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The Best Reasons You'll Ever Hear for Getting Certified in Med-Surg Nursing

They're proud, passionate, and proficient. They're at the top of their field. Listen to these Certified Medical-Surgical Registered Nurses (CMSRNs®) tell you why they took the CMSRN exam and the extraordinary personal and professional goals they've achieved. (Produced by MSNCB.)


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Certified in Care Coordination and Transition Management (CCCTM) Exam Coming This Fall

Care coordination is a key future role for nurses and there has been a lot of buzz about it in the industry. That's why MSNCB partnered with the American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing (AAACN) to develop the new Certified in Care Coordination and Transition Management (CCCTM) certification exam, coming this fall. More details.

If you would like to learn more in the meantime, take a look at the CCTM Core Curriculum and the CCTM Online Course. The core and course are comprised of 13 modules designed for all nurses in every setting, and will help get you started in learning about this exciting and much-needed role.


Need to Earn Contact Hours for Recertification?

There's more than one way to earn contact hours toward your recertification. For instance, did you know that if you went back to school for your BSN, MSN, or doctorate, you can earn up to 75 contact hours by claiming your courses? Read more about Activity #3 and the other 10 activities by clicking here.


Are You Feeling Social?

Join an online community of certified med-surg nurses just like you when you follow MSNCB on Facebook and LinkedIn. Keep up to date with the latest in medical-surgical and health care news, plus big announcements, nurses' stories, clinical discussions, and more.


MSNCB Online Tracking Tool Helps You Stay Organized

Do you need an easy way to track your contact hours for CMSRN recertification? If so, MSNCB's online tracker is for you. There are many handy functions that help you verify the status of your contact hours, and search and sort by category. Use your dashboard for even more feedback and get started today!

Online Tracker

Here's Who Just Got Certified

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If you've recently joined the ranks of the 24,000 nurses who proudly wear the CMSRN badge, you've been included in our online list. Click the link below to see your name, and look for any CMSRN colleagues while you're there. We update the list regularly, so if your name isn't listed yet, check back soon!

Newest CMSRNs
AMSN News

Register Now for AMSN Convention

The 24th Annual AMSN Convention could change your professional future. Why? Because you'll...

  • Get great ideas for your practice
  • Discover new and exciting areas within the specialty
  • Meet inspiring nurses and leaders

Visit the convention website, check out the deals and discounts, and register today!

Best value!
AMSN members receive a $100 discount.
AMSN group discount: Save an additional $25 each.
Not a member? Not a problem!
Learn more

AMSN 2016 Convention: Submit Your Speaker and Poster Abstracts

Would you like to be a speaker or poster presenter at the AMSN 2016 Annual Convention? If so, we are inviting you to submit your abstract. The convention, which will be held September 29 - October 2, 2016, at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, DC, is the premier medical-surgical nursing event of the year.

Submit your abstract today

Want to Learn More About Patient Nutrition?

Alliance

If you would like to get more involved in an interprofessional approach to patient nutrition, the online course, Connecting Nurses with Nutrition and Quality Improvements, is for you. The course, originally presented at the National Clinical Nurse Specialists 2015 Annual Conference, includes free CNE and counts toward the 7 hours required for the Certification of Training in Adult Malnutrition. AMSN is a founding member of the Alliance to Advance Patient Nutrition.


Nursing and Industry News

Empowering Nurses to be Their Best

Respect. Appreciation. Recognition. Are nurse managers doing enough to bring out the best in their staff? (Source: Multibriefs, May 21, 2015)

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Bill Would Help Train, Support, RNs

A bill reintroduced recently in the House of Representatives would provide for better, more affordable nurse training. Funding for the Title VIII Reauthorization Bill, however, is ‘on the chopping block.” This would be a loss for the 450,000 nursing students it was earmarked to support. (Source: Nurse.com; July 10, 2015)

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Just for You

A Better Noodle for Your Pad Thai

If you love Pad Thai but don't want the calories and the carbs, you're going to thank us for this one. The classic Thai dish can be loaded with less-than-healthy ingredients, so move with us from the dark side to the light. (Source: HellaWella, July 14, 2015)

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Quick Shortcuts

- MSNCB Web Site
- Certification
- MSNCB Board of Directors
- The CMSRN Exam
- Exam Exemption
- Exam Application

- Review Course
- Recertification
- Frequently Asked Questions
- MSNCB Certified Directory
- CMSRN vs. RN-BC

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