Certification Central
Volume 11 Issue 3 | Summer 2018


MSNCB and AMSN Leaders Interviewed for Nurse.com Special Issue
Your MSNCB and AMSN leaders were recently featured in an outstanding Nurse.com special issue on med-surg nursing. The issue highlights both organizations as the recognized leaders in medical-surgical nursing, describes the value of your CMSRN and CCCTM certifications, and explores important practice issues.

Don’t miss the article, “Care Coordinators Go By Many Names and Wear Many Hats,” featuring MSNCB director Cathryn Kelly.

This special publication will make you feel proud of your role in improving patient care as a med-surg nurse, pioneering better care coordination, and transforming today's health care system.

Ann Falker
Summer Bryant
Leading the Way: Patient Satisfaction

MSNCB President Antoinette Falker and Summer Bryant, director on the AMSN Board of Directors, were interviewed recently by ADVANCE for Nurses on how they help achieve high patient satisfaction.

Dr. Hnatiuk receives a Brooke sculpture from Anthony Jannetti during her retirement ceremony.
Cyndee Nowicki Hnatiuk Receives Career Honor

MSNCB’s former CEO Cynthia Nowicki Hnatiuk, EdD, RN, CAE, FAAN, was recently honored for her 23 years of service to MSNCB’s management company, Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc., and for her dedication to the nursing profession.

Six Units Receive AMSN PRISM Award®

MSNCB and AMSN recently honored six more exemplary med-surg nursing units with an AMSN PRISM Award®.
Click the links below to see full reports and photos of each ceremony.
The AMSN PRISM Award is given to med-surg units for exceptional practice, leadership, and outcomes. Congratulations to all!

See Who Just Got Certified

Have you recently earned your Certified Medical-Surgical Registered Nurse (CMSRN®) or Certified in Care Coordination and Transition Management (CCCTM®) credential? Then you're included in our online lists. (Updated regularly — check back if your name hasn't yet been posted.)


CMSRN Exam Blueprint to Change January 1

The blueprint for the Certified Medical-Surgical Registered Nurse (CMSRN®) exam will change as of January 1, 2019. This is important to anyone taking the test because the blueprint helps identify your study areas. If you schedule an exam after this date, be sure to use the 2019 exam blueprint as your guide.


Helen Vigh
Helen Vigh Named 2018 'CCCTM of Distinction'

Helen Vigh, BSN, RN, CCCTM, of Garrettsville, OH, has received the CCCTM of Distinction Award for her work promoting the value of certification on a broad scale.

Spread the Word About Care Coordination

You know the value of your CCCTM credential, so now’s the time to let your colleagues know how the certification has opened new doors for you. If you know nurses who are considering this certification, let them know the American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing (AAACN) has excellent resources to help them prepare.


Deadline extended!

Register by August 6, 2018, to save up to $165!

Learn More and Register
You'll save $165 if you register before August 6 for the AMSN Convention. Not only do early birds like you save money ($65 to be exact, and an additional $100 if you join as an AMSN member), but you'll also get to learn the latest in med-surg nursing, earn up to 15.25 CNE contact hours, share laughter with friends, and enjoy sunny Florida. Spread your wings by August 6 for the best deal!

Nursing and Industry News

2018 Nursing Salary Research Report Released

Nurse.com by OnCourse Learning recently surveyed more than 4,500 nurses to assess salaries, compensation, and other demographics of RNs and APRNs across the country. Learn how your stats compare. (OnCourse Learning, 6/18/18)

Free Resources Available on Blood Clots, Sepsis

AHRQ has released two new free resources to help you prevent blood clots in hospitalized patients:

In addition, the CDC has produced “Get Ahead of Sepsis” print materials for health care professionals and the public. Order online at cdc.gov/pubs by selecting "Sepsis" from the “Programs” drop-down menu, then click “Search,” to select the materials you want. 

Nursing and Industry News

Try a boat ride on San Antonio’s Riverwalk.
Getaways: U.S. Cities that Won’t Break the Bank

For those of us who can’t afford a glamorous vacay across the pond, there are plenty of cities right here in America with amazing attractions. ( Travel + Leisure, 4/10/18)

Medical Surgical Nursing Certification Board (MSNCB)
East Holly Avenue/Box 56, Pitman, NJ 08071
www.msncb.org | msncb@msncb.org

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