Certification Central – Fall 2016
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Cert Central
Volume 9, Issue 4 | Fall 2016
Feature
An MSNCB FailSafe Certification Program™ Success Story
Some of the Parkview CMSRNs show their letters. From left:  Jaclyn Gazette, Brittney Keys, Sarah Bieske, Pamela Fluke, and Cherise Lucas.
Several Parkview CMSRNs show their letters. From left: Jaclyn Gazette, Brittney Keys, Sarah Bieske, Pamela Fluke, and Cherise Lucas.
The nurse leaders at Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo, CO, had a vision: They wanted to inspire more of their nurses to become certified in medical-surgical nursing. Thanks to MSNCB’s FailSafe Certification Program, their vision became a reality.
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President's Message
President Mimi Haskins
 
MSNCB News and Highlights
MSNCB President Mimi Haskins, DNP, RN, CNS, CMSRN, updates you on the latest MSNCB news including new Board members, a distinctive award, and a national research initiative.
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MSNCB News
Michele George Selected as CEO for MSNCB and AMSN
 
Michele George Selected as CEO for MSNCB and AMSN
MSNCB and the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN) are pleased to announce that Michele George, MBA, BSN, RN, has been selected as AMSN/MSNCB Chief Executive Officer. In her new role, Michele will provide oversight of the daily operations of AMSN and MSNCB as well as providing strategic guidance to the Boards of Directors for both organizations.
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It’s Time to Share Your Certification Story!
MSNCB is a proud sponsor of the National Certification Corporation’s (NCC) “Share Your Story” video app. The app is free and is available through iTunes and Google Play.

The app helps you create a short video to share how certification has transformed your career. Your entry may even be used in an upcoming public awareness campaign.
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Only pay when you succeed,
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Has Your Facility Discovered the FailSafe Way to Certify Nurses?
Everyone wins with the MSNCB FailSafe Certification Program™. The program lifts two significant barriers to certification: fear of failure and upfront payment of exam fees. FailSafe gives nurses more than one chance to take the exam of their choice: CMSRN or CCCTM, and facilities don't pay a penny until their nurses pass. Click the link below, then share the information with your colleagues!
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CMSRN News
Ann Moore
 
Ann Moore Receives ‘CMSRN of Distinction’ Award
Each year, MSNCB honors a Certified Medical-Surgical Registered Nurse (CMSRN®) who has shown outstanding dedication in promoting the value of certification with its CMSRN of Distinction Award. The 2016 recipient is Ann Moore, MS, RN, CMSRN, RN-BC, of Lynnwood, WA.
Watch our interview with Ann
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See Who Just Got CMSRN Certified
Have you recently earned your CMSRN® credential? Then you're included in our online lists. Congratulations! (Updated regularly — check back if your name hasn't yet been posted.)
Newest CMSRNs
CCCTM News
MSNCB President Mimi Haskins
 
CCCTM Celebrates 1st Year
You can see by Mimi Haskin’s face how thrilled she is about the success of the Certified in Care Coordination and Transition Management (CCCTM™) credential. Mimi and many other experts worked diligently for several years to launch this much-needed certification.

Congratulations to the 187 nurses who earned the credential this year and to everyone involved in this landmark achievement!
Learn more about CCCTM
 
Here’s a Great Read: The Value of CCCTM Certification
Four nurses describe what CCCTM certification did for their practice.
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Now Available: Care Coordination and Transition Management Review Questions
Care Coordination and Transition Management Review Questions, available in the AMSN Online Store, contains 200 mock test items to help you prepare for the Certified in Care Coordination and Transition Management (CCCTM) exam or to assess your CCTM knowledge. AMSN member price: $34; order here. Not a member? Order for $44 through AAACN by clicking here.
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See Who Just Got CCCTM Certified
Have you recently earned your CCCTM credential? Then you're included in our online lists. Congratulations! (Updated regularly — check back if your name hasn't yet been posted.)
Newest CCCTM nurses
AMSN News
Congratulations to Newest Recipients of AMSN PRISM Award®
Honoring outstanding med-surg units across the country with an AMSN PRISM Award® has become one of the most enjoyable aspects of serving our med-surg community. The award is co-sponsored by MSNCB and the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN) and representatives from both organizations recently presented two more units with the award for achieving exceptional nursing practice, leadership, and outcomes.
Medical-Surgical Unit, Inova Loudoun Hospital, Leesburg, VA

Medical Surgical Unit - Inova Loudoun Hospital, Leesburg, VA
The Medical Surgical Unit nurses at Inova Loudoun Hospital, Leesburg, VA, gather around their award.
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3 North Cardio-Pulmonary Unit, Virtua Marlton Hospital, Marlton, NJ

3 North Cardio-Pulmonary Unit, Virtua Marlton Hospital, Marlton, NJ
Nurses from the 3 North Cardio-Pulmonary Unit at Virtua Marlton, Marlton, NJ, at their awards celebration.
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Your Unit Could Be Next!

Interested in earning this prestigious award for your unit? Learn how to write a successful application by clicking here for a free session in the AMSN Online Library. (You will need to log in first. If you do not have an account, you will need to create one. There is no charge.)

AMSN Convention News
AMSN Convention
2016 Convention Breaks Attendance Records
The recent 25th Annual Convention in Washington, DC, drew more than 1,100 nurses, making it the largest convention in the association’s history.
Full recap and photos

2017 Convention: Call for Poster Abstracts
2016 Convention Breaks Attendance Records

Click here and submit your abstract.
(Open until May 15, 2017.)

The 26th Annual AMSN Convention will be in Palm Springs, CA, October 12-15, 2017. Attendees tell us they get a wealth of new knowledge and ideas from the posters, so please consider sharing your ideas and practice advances.
Just for You
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And One Final Feel Good Story…
Students help disabled, abused puppy by building her a chariot. (Syracuse.com; 11-29-16)
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