1. Grindel, Cecelia Gatson RN, CMSRN, PhD

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DO YOU EVER stop to reflect on why you became a medical/surgical nurse? Maybe you were drawn by the variety of patient-care challenges or your own personal satisfaction.

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The Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN) is proud to be the only specialty organization that represents medical/surgical nurses, experts in the care of adults. The AMSN fosters excellence in practice with continuing education at its annual meeting and in its journal, MedSurg Nursing. Now you can become a Certified Medical-Surgical Registered Nurse by taking an exam that's offered twice a year. The AMSN also supports new nurses with the Nurses Nurturing Nurses program. To learn more about the AMSN, please visit or call our toll-free number, 1-866-877-AMSN.


As AMSN's president, I'm happy to welcome you to Med/Surg Insider. Read these excellent articles to improve your nursing knowledge and the quality of care you provide. I know you'll enjoy this edition of Med/Surg Insider.


Cecelia Gatson Grindel RN, CMSRN, PhD


President, Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses