Certification is Worth It: An Interview with Mimi Haskins

How to overcome 5 challenges to med-surg certification

Over the years, med-surg nursing has evolved into a highly-respected nursing specialty. Nurses who work in the field are charged with providing care to patients with increasingly complex medical issues, and many choose to pursue certification to validate their expertise and increase their professional development.

Mimi Haskins, DNP, RN, CNS, CMSRN, immediate past president of the Medical-Surgical Nursing Certification Board and a corporate nurse educator at Catholic Health in Buffalo, N.Y., said becoming a Certified Medical-Surgical Registered Nurse through the MSNCB indicates nurses have acquired additional skills, knowledge and expertise in the med-surg field.

MSNCB also offers a second credential: Certified in Care Coordination and Transition Management.

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