Cert Central
Volume 9, Issue 2 | Spring 2016
MSNCB Website: New Design, New Features
Great News! We've retooled the MSNCB Website. There are many changes, including a sleeker feel on desktops and mobile devices.
Why we know you'll love it:
  1. Phone and tablet responsive design
  2. Assigned areas for CMSRN and CCCTM
  3. Guided process for recertification
Take a look at our new home, designed with you in mind!
View MSNCB Website
President's Message
President Mimi Haskins
MSNCB President Mimi Haskins, DNP, RN, CNS, CMSRN, updates you on the latest MSNCB initiatives, the exciting progress of the new Certified in Care Coordination and Transition Management (CCCTM) exam, and the results of the American Board of Nursing Specialties (ABNS) National Convening.
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Important Update: CMSRN Recertification Deadline Changed
Now, CMSRNs need to submit your recertification application no later than 30 days before your certification expires. This way, you can use your CMSRN credential continuously and seamlessly. (Note: Policy affects all certifications expiring March 31, 2016, and later.)
Complete Recertification Information
Simple Steps to Recertify
Conference attendees
Need Contact Hours for Recertification?
There are many ways to earn contact hours toward your CMSRN recertification. For instance, if you presented a poster at a conference, you can claim up to 20 contact hours.
Ways to earn contact hours
Volunteer Spotlight: CMSRN Recertification Committee
Many dedicated RNs volunteer behind the scenes at MSNCB to support our initiatives. One example is the CMSRN Recertification Committee, comprised of 15 CMSRNs who oversee the recertification process and serve as application reviewers. Please join us in thanking the Chair, Kimberly Devine, and the rest of the members for their contributions.
Apply for CMSRN Recertification Grant
Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN) members. period. Apply before May 31.
Recertification Grant
Three More Units Receive AMSN PRISM Award®
MSNCB co-sponsors the PRISM Award with AMSN. It is given to med-surg units in the U.S. that have achieved exemplary practice, leadership, and outcomes. Here are the latest recipients.
Renal Transplant and Endocrinology Unit,
St. David's North Austin Medical Center, Austin, TX

St. David's nurses and hospital officials enjoy their March 22 celebration, as well as the honor of being the first unit in Austin to receive a PRISM Award.
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2B2 Urology Unit, St.
Elizabeth Healthcare, Edgewood, KY

Unit nurses and hospital officials pose with their PRISM plaque during the April 7 ceremony.
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6 Blue East Orthopedics Unit, WellStar Kennestone Hospital
Marietta, GA

The nurses of 6 Blue east celebrate their PRISM Award at a May 2 ceremony.
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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
Use MSNCB Online Tracker for Your Recertification Needs
When you recertify by continuing education, the MSNCB Tracker is your online resource for planning, tracking, and applying. Use the Tracker to enter contact hours, review their verification status, and apply for CMSRN recertification.
MSNCB Tracker
News Ticker
There are now 85 nurses who have earned their Certified in Care Coordination and Transition Management (CCCTM) credential! Learn more at msncb.org/cctm
HealthLeaders Media covers "Six Strategies for Nurse Leaders in Care Coordination" in this article, which includes an interview with American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing (AAACN) Past-President Susan Paschke.
Read this great article we found on what patient care leaders think are the top priorities in care coordination.
Advance Your Practice with Care Coordination Resources
CCTM Review Questions
The new Care Coordination and Transition Management Review Questions contains 200 mock test items to help you prepare for the CCCTM exam.
CCTM Scope and Standards
The Scope and Standards of Practice for Registered Nurses in Care Coordination and Transition Management sets the standard for excellence and is a key tool for nurses.
New Interactive CCTM2 Course
The CCTM2 is a new interactive course based on the CCTM Core Curriculum. Purchase course or modules. (Questions? Contact steph@aaacn.org.)
NEW! Apply for Certified in CCCTM Grant
Two grants awarded. (Note: You must be an AMSN member.)
Apply by June 30
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 25th Annual Convention
Washington, DC • September 29-October 2, 2016
AMSN Conference
We're counting the moments till we see you in DC
Nothing compares to seeing your friends and colleagues face-to-face or sharing a laugh with a charismatic speaker.
Join us for the AMSN 25th Annual Convention, September 29-October 2, 2016, in Washington DC. You'll learn the latest in advances in med-surg nursing and make career-changing connections that will take your practice to a new level.
Interested? Excited? View the entire program and register online at convention.amsn.org. The sooner you register, the more you'll save!
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Malnutrition Linked to Poor Outcomes for Hospitalized Children
You may care for hospitalized adults, but you'll want to read this study. It found hospitalized malnourished children had more comorbidities, longer hospital stays, and higher health care costs, the same issues suffered by your adult patients who are malnourished.
Learn what you can do
Representing Med-Surg Nurses as Leaders
They wear their purple (and their certifications) well! Marlene Roman (left), and Cindy Ludwig, ambassadors for AMSN and MSNCB, traveled to Forth Worth, TX, in March to represent the organizations at the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) 2016 "Inspiring Leaders" conference.
Want to be a Clinical Leader at the Bedside?
The Clinical Leadership Development Program (CLDP) is an online program designed to empower you for clinical leadership at the bedside. Preview modules for free.
This month's feature module: Foundations of Quality Care. Click here to preview. (Note: Before you buy, check with your unit manager or nurse educator to see if your facility has already purchased HealthStream programs.)
Nursing & Industry News
No More 'Just a Nurse'
Are you using outdated verbiage to describe your profession? Example: 'Old' term: "I work on the floor." A better description: "I practice on the unit."
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The Power of Nursing Specialty Certifications
You're a nurse, you're confident. And, if you're a certified nurse, you're even more confident! At least that's what 97% of you said. (Workingnurse.com)
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Just for You
Sprouted 101: You Are What You Digest
Wait! Don't toss all that quinoa in the pot. Did you know you can sprout it? The same goes for sesame seeds, lentils and a few more things in your pantry. It's not a miracle, it's biology and your body will love it. (Ingredient1.com; May 5, 2016)
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