Cert Central
Volume 9, Issue 3 | Summer 2016
Celebrating the Recipients of the AMSN PRISM Award®
MSNCB co-sponsors the AMSN PRISM Award® with the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN). The award recognizes med-surg units across the country for exemplary practice, leadership, and outcomes. Please join us in honoring the 14 units that received the award during its first 3 years. Will your unit be the next recipient?
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President's Message
President Mimi Haskins
MSNCB President Mimi Haskins, DNP, RN, CNS, CMSRN, updates you on the latest MSNCB initiatives including the progress of the CCCTM certification program and the MSNCB Strategic Plan.
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Only pay when you succeed,
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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Need Contact Hours for Recertification?
There are many ways to earn contact hours toward your CMSRN recertification. For instance, if you were published in a peer-edited journal, you can claim up to 25 contact hours.
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Use the Online CMSRN Tracker for Your Recertification Needs
When you recertify by continuing education, the CMSRN 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.
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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
You're Proud to Wear the CCCTM Credential! Spread the Word!
As one of the first RNs to earn the CCCTM credential, you are an inspiring leader. Because CCCTM certification is new, your colleagues may have questions like 'Why should I get CCCTM certified?' 'Am I eligible?' 'What does the role involve?' Please help us spread the word. Simply copy this paragraph and the links below, paste and share with your colleagues on email and social media. Thank you!
CCCTM Description and Titles  |  Eligibility  |  FAQs
Volunteer Spotlight: CCCTM Test Development Committee
Many dedicated RNs volunteer behind the scenes at MSNCB to support our initiatives. One example is the CCCTM Test Development Committee, comprised of six CCCTM nurses who represent the diversity of the practice. The group works with our testing agency, C-NET, to review items and the blueprint. Please join us in thanking the Chair, Wes Foster, and the rest of the members for their contributions.
Nurse-Patient Communication: A Catalyst for Improvement
Beth Ann Swan is one of the co-editors of the Care Coordination and Transition Management Core Curriculum, a key resource for nurses preparing to earn the CCCTM credential. Beth Ann recently co-wrote this article on an initiative to enroll 300 RNs in the CCTM course to enhance their practice and help them prepare for certification.
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.
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
Attend AMSN Convention; Earn Contact Hours for Recertification
Start getting excited about the AMSN Convention! When you attend, you can earn up to 15.25 contact hours that count toward your recertification. The great part is ... any contact hours earned through AMSN are added directly into your personal Tracker. (See Tracker article above for more details.)
AMSN 25th Annual Convention
Washington, DC • September 29-October 2, 2016
AMSN Conference
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News Alert Regarding Hotel Reservations
AMSN does not use a housing bureau for hotel reservations. No one from AMSN or the convention hotel will ever call you to make a hotel reservation. Only reserve through the AMSN Convention website links shown above or by calling the hotel directly.
Just for You
What Shamu Taught Me About a Happy Marriage
Like many women, this author was struggling to smooth the rough edges on the diamond that is her husband. When nagging and counseling didn't work, she tried exotic animal training. (Ignore the age of this essay, it's a timeless favorite.) (New York Times, Modern Love; 2006)
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