Okay, I have been registered for about 2 weeks (new nurse) have been on my unit for three months and in a week I will be cut from the umbilical cord (scary yes....but I know I must do this in order to gain more confidence!). My question for everyone is when can I look into getting actually certified in Med-Surg and how did you go about it? What are the qualifications for it? Thanks again guys!
Aug 17, '10
The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) does not require a BSN to be certified as Medical-Surgical nurse, however as mentioned by previous poster - certain specialties do require a BSN. For M/S certification, both bodies do require you to have practiced as an RN for 2-years. I've cut/pasted link to AMSN that shows the differences between both certs (CMSRN vs RN-BC).
Last edit by RussA on Aug 17, '10