A week from Monday is my certification exam. I'm nervous! - page 2

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I need to take a reeeallly deeeep breath and slow down the HR too! It's a week away and I'm very stressed. I have been studying non stop and I took a 10 week course offered through a local U that my work paid for. Even with all... Read More


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    Yes, I bought an accordian binder and am starting to stockpile. I have to have 15 per year for my license and 18 per year for the certification. I don't know with the ANCC, but with the AMSN, 75 of the credits have to be in med/surg and the rest can be professional developement. I'm worried about the med/surg and what really counts. I do a lot of committee work, and have helped develop the ED to Med/Surg flow that took weeks of designing. I'm not sure if all of those count.
    What kind of professional involvement do you mean?
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    I just renewed my Nurse Executive with ANCC and had way more CEs and options than I needed. I'm sure AMSN I'll be fine, I've presented at their National Conventions and serve as Secretary for my Local Chapter.
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    Quote from kayern
    I just renewed my Nurse Executive with ANCC and had way more CEs and options than I needed. I'm sure AMSN I'll be fine, I've presented at their National Conventions and serve as Secretary for my Local Chapter.
    That's cool. How did you get involved? I didn't see a local chapter for WA or in my area anyway.
    I would like to have more certifications, just don't know in what, lol. Maybe diabetes, but I need to know what that would mean education wise and even it if exists.
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    Go to the National AMSN website and look under chapters. Be innovative..........start one!
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    Quote from kayern
    Go to the National AMSN website and look under chapters. Be innovative..........start one!
    I think I did at one time which makes me think there wasn't one. I would be more than happy to start a chapter if I really knew what they did, lol.
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    Chapters promote the speciality of Medical Surgical nursing. Go to the website and contact someone. We have monthly meetings with presentations done by members r/t M/S. We do fundraising, give scholarships for the certification exam as well as off setting the cost of attending the National Convention. We do a one day education seminar with CEs attached. Take your exam and then we'll talk. Good Luck
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    Quote from kayern
    Chapters promote the speciality of Medical Surgical nursing. Go to the website and contact someone. We have monthly meetings with presentations done by members r/t M/S. We do fundraising, give scholarships for the certification exam as well as off setting the cost of attending the National Convention. We do a one day education seminar with CEs attached. Take your exam and then we'll talk. Good Luck
    I took my exam in Feb and passed.


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