Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses

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About AMSN[edit]

Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses
AMSN logo.jpg
MottoCompassion. Commitment. Connection.
TypeProfessional organization
PurposeNursing Association, Nursing Education, Professional Development
HeadquartersPitman, NJ

The Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN) is the only professional association for medical-surgical nurses in the United States. Its stated mission is "to promote excellence in medical-surgical nursing".[1] AMSN was founded in 1991 and has chapters in all 50 states in the US.[2]

AMSN PRISM Award®[edit]

The AMSN PRISM Award®,[3] is co-sponsored by the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN) and the Medical-Surgical Nursing Certification Board (MSNCB) which administers the CMSRN® exam[4] which is a medical-surgical nursing certification. PRISM stands for Premier Recognition In the Specialty of Med-surg.[5] The AMSN PRISM Award provides special recognition to the exemplary practice of medical-surgical units.


  1. ^ "AMSN Overview". Academy of Medical Surgical Nurses. Retrieved 14 October 2014.
  2. ^ spyder (2012-12-19). "About Chapters". Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses. Retrieved 2017-12-20.
  3. ^ spyder (2012-09-06). "AMSN PRISM Award®". Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses. Retrieved 2017-12-20.
  4. ^ admin (2015-10-06). "CMSRN Resources". MSNCB. Retrieved 2018-01-18.
  5. ^ admin (2016-08-10). "AMSN PRISM Award". MSNCB. Retrieved 2017-12-20.

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