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Medical-Surgical Nursing Certification “What’s the point?”. Veronica Cedillo, BSN, RN-BC MSN Candidate-UOP. Disclosures. The presenter has nothing to disclose. The content of this educational activity is free of bias. There is no commercial support related to this activity.

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medical surgical nursing certification what s the point

Medical-Surgical Nursing Certification“What’s the point?”

Veronica Cedillo, BSN, RN-BC

MSN Candidate-UOP

disclosures
Disclosures
  • The presenter has nothing to disclose.
  • The content of this educational activity is free of bias.
  • There is no commercial support related to this activity.
  • The use of logos is for training purposes only and does not imply the AMSN or ANCC approval or endorsement.
objectives
Objectives
  • Identify the components of the medical-surgical certification exam.
  • Differentiate between the AMSN and ANCC certification exams.
  • Understand eligibility and the application process for certification.
  • Identify at least three reasons to be certified.
what s the test about
What’s the test about?
  • Purpose
    • To test your understanding of what you have already learned as a medical-surgical nurse.
  • Goal
    • To use a standardized testing process to create an objective assessment of a test taker's knowledge and skills.
who offers the exams
Who offers the exams?
  • Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN) www.medsurgnurse.org
  • Medical Surgical Nurses Certification Board

(MSNCB) www.cnetnurse.com/certificates/medsurg_certification.html

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) www.nursingworld.org/ancc

*Refer to the websites for the exam schedules and specific information

amsn msncb test content
AMSN/MSNCB Test Content
  • Focus is on the care of acutely ill, hospitalized, adult patients.
  • Questions regarding domains of practice
    • Nurse’s helping role
    • Teaching/Coping Function
    • Diagnostic and Patient Monitoring Function
    • Administering and Monitoring Therapeutic Interventions
    • Effective Management of Rapidly Changing Interventions
    • Monitoring/Ensuring Quality Health Care Practices
    • Organizational and Work-Role Competencies
slide7

Source: Academy of Medical Surgical Nurses. CMSRN vs. RN-BC What’s the difference. Retrieved from

http://www.amsn.org/cgibin/WebObjects/AMSNMain.woa/1/wa/viewSection?s_id=1073744070&ss_id=536873595&wosid=KMPA1kz7ueQw28L5vVR8HE2ugP5

ancc test content
ANCC Test Content
  • Pertains to patients 18 and up.
  • Questions regarding domains of practice
    • Development
    • Communication
    • Basic and Applied Science
    • Behavioral Science
    • Patient/Family Education
    • Delivery of care
    • Nursing Process
    • Health Promotion and Wellness
    • Management/Leadership
    • Legal and Ethical Issues
slide9

Source: Academy of Medical Surgical Nurses. CMSRN vs. RN-BC What’s the difference. Retrieved from

http://www.amsn.org/cgibin/WebObjects/AMSNMain.woa/1/wa/viewSection?s_id=1073744070&ss_id=536873595&wosid=KMPA1kz7ueQw28L5vVR8HE2ugP5

will the hospital pay for it
Will the hospital pay for it?
  • Yes, there is a max. allowance of $400
    • Cost of exam at member rate
    • Cost of review course not offered at hospital
    • Review materials, such as books and CDs
  • Eligibility Requirements
    • RN licensed to practice in Texas
    • Employed Full Time (64 hrs per pay period minimum) or TDA
    • Appraisal rating of “Good Solid Performer” or above
    • Must sit for the exam within 3 months of applying or the next date offered
today is certified nurses day
Today is Certified Nurses Day!

Launched by the ANCC and ANA on

March 19, 2008 in honor of

Dr. Margretta Madden Styles,

a visionary nurse leader and scholar known as

“the Mother of Nurse Credentialing.”