Certification Central – Volume 10, Issue 2 | Spring 2017
Certification Central - The official e-newletter of the Medical-Surgical Nursing Certification Board
Volume 10, Issue 2 | Spring 2017
MSNCB News
Feeling Confident and Respected, Thanks to CCCTM™ Certification
 
Feeling Confident and Respected, Thanks to CCCTM™ Certification
We recently asked certified nurses Jo Ellen Inman-Puckett and Angelica May how the Certified in Care Coordination and Transition Management (CCCTM™) credential has changed their careers.

Click here or on the video at left to hear what they had to say.
 
Spread the Word: Certification Grants Available
You value your certification! Let your colleagues know that MSNCB offers a CMSRN Certification Grant and a CCCTM Certification Grant.

CMSRNs who are AMSN members may apply for a CMSRN Recertification Grant.
Learn More About Infection Prevention and Control ®
AMSN is collaborating with the American Nurses Association (ANA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to offer nurses continuing education on infection prevention and control. (This topic will also be covered in a free pre-convention workshop at the AMSN 2017 Convention. Details on that session will be included in upcoming issues of this enewsletter.)
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MSNCB and AMSN Seeking CEO
Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc., the association management company for MSNCB and AMSN, is seeking an experienced nurse leader for the CEO position of both organizations. The ideal candidate is an experienced RN and leader, with a master's or higher degree, capable of managing organizational operations and ready to champion the missions, visions, and strategic goals of both organizations. If you or a colleague is interested in the position, please click here to learn more. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
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Tweet Tweet! Our Twitter Handle has Changed
To better reflect certified nurses like you and make us easier to find, we’ve changed the MSNCB Twitter handle to @CertifiedNurses. Please click the link today and follow the page if you haven’t already!
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Only pay when you succeed, guaranteed!

 
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 page with your colleagues and manager!
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Your Online Tracker: Use It, Love It!
Your online Tracker is a simple tool that shows your certification information, how close you are to recertifying, and the contact hours counting toward your recertification. You can also apply for recertification online right from your Tracker.
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CCCTM Tracker
 
Handy! Your Certification Card is Now Printable
Your certification wallet cards can be printed anytime, anywhere. To print your card, log in to your CMSRN Tracker or CCCTM Tracker and follow the instructions.
 
Recertification Application Deadline Reminder
Please allow up to 10 business days for your self-reported contact hours to be reviewed and verified. After all your required CEs are verified, submit your application at least 30 days before your expiration date. (Note: Effective January 1, 2018, recertification applications will be accepted online only via your CMSRN Tracker or CCCTM Tracker).
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See Who Just Got Certified
Have you recently earned your CMSRN or CCCTM credential? Then you're included in our online lists. Congratulations! (Updated regularly — check back if your name hasn't yet been posted.)
Newest CMSRNs
Newest CCCTMs
AMSN News
 
AMSN 2017 Convention
Register today!
AMSN Convention: Discover the Possibilities
The AMSN Convention will inspire you personally and professionally. And better yet, it will happen in the desert oasis of Palm Springs, CA.

Here’s what to expect: The industry’s top speakers who will draw waves of laughter from the crowd, followed by deep insights that will have you rethink any practice boundaries you’ve set for yourself. You’ll see the possibilities and recognize your potential. You’ll be surrounded by friends and colleagues as you learn in a resort ringed by mountains.

Nothing wrong with that picture, right?
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Tips! How You Can Afford to Attend the Convention
From convincing your employer to figuring out finances and planning, we’ve got you covered with this handy guide.
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Nursing and Industry News

15 Highest Paying Nursing Careers
Med-surg nursing is the first specialty described in this article, and certification opens even more doors for advancement. (Source: OnlineEducation; March 7, 2017)
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Just For You
Has Your Phone Hacked Your Brain?
Sorry, but the answer is probably 'yes.' Anderson Cooper interviews a former Google product manager who took a deep dive into the long, strange trip we're on with our phones. Have we all fallen prey and turned into a bunch of mobile Pavlov's Dogs? (Source: 60 Minutes, April 9, 2017)
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