AMSN Overview

The Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN) is the only specialty nursing organization dedicated to the practice of medical-surgical nursing.

AMSN is a vibrant community of more than 10,000 medical-surgical nurses who care about improving patient care, developing personally and professionally, advocating for the specialty of medical-surgical nursing, and connecting with others who share their compassion and commitment.The strategic goals focus on workplace advocacy; evidence-based practice, research and knowledge; professional development; national leadership and influence; and organizational health.

Competency Framework

AMSN has launched the Medical-Surgical Competency Framework, a comprehensive assessment tool for nurses to self-assess their competency across three proficiency levels in the core competencies identified for the medical-surgical nursing specialty.

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