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Be recognized for your achievements.
The CMSRN of Distinction Award recognizes a Certified Medical-Surgical Registered Nurse (CMSRN) who exemplifies the mission, vision and core values of MSNCB. It acknowledges a CMSRN who is dedicated to promoting and communicating the value of certification by providing education and support to peers, healthcare organizations, patients and/or the community.
Visit Individual Awards to learn more about nominating a leader in certification and med-surg nursing for the CMSRN of Distinction.
Is your unit exemplary? It takes a dynamic, energetic, and committed group of professionals working as a team to achieve and sustain outstanding patient outcomes and high staff satisfaction.
The Premier Recognition In the Specialty of Med-Surg (PRISM) Award recognizes excellence in medical-surgical units. The PRISM Award is co-sponsored by MSNCB and the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN).
Through this distinguished honor, MSNCB and AMSN celebrate medical-surgical units that achieve sustained excellence through exhibiting:
Visit AMSN PRISM Award to learn more about qualifying and applying for PRISM.
Earn or keep your CMSRN at no cost.
Are you ready to become CMSRN certified but can't cover the exam fee right now? Then you may be interested in the CMSRN Certification Grant!
The CMSRN Certification Grant is provided by the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nursing (AMSN). You must have been a member of AMSN for at least one year to be eligible. The grant applications are open year-round until twelve grants have been awarded for the calendar year.
See Grants and Scholarships for a full list of all eligibility requirements and to apply for the grant.
Do you want to maintain your CMSRN certification but can't cover the recertification fee right now? Then you may be interested in the CMSRN Recertification Grant!
The CMSRN Recertification Grant is provided by the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nursing (AMSN). You must have been a member of AMSN for at least one year to be eligible. The grant applications are open year-round until twelve grants have been awarded for the calendar year.
Celebrate your CMSRNs!
Your nurses worked hard to achieve certification. Celebrate their achievements with this toolkit! You may even convince other nurses to pursue certification as well.
Poster available in 11" x 17", portrait orientation. Print on oversized paper or send for professional printing.
Recognition Poster 11" x 17"
Flyer available in 8.5" x 11", portrait orientation. Print on standard paper or cardstock.
Recognition Flyer 8.5" x 11"
Encourage nurses to get certified!
Becoming certified is a powerful achievement for a nurse. Encourage more of them to get certified with this toolkit!
Certification Policies For Certificants and Candidates
View/Download the MSNCB Policies
Use the updated exam blueprint to guide your study.
The CMSRN exam will be based on the 2023 CMSRN Exam Blueprint as of May 15, 2023
View/Download the 2023 CMSRN Exam Blueprint
Your #1 guide to all things CMSRN.
View/Download the CMSRN Certification Handbook