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The Best Reasons You'll Ever Hear for Getting Certified in Med-Surg Nursing

They're proud, passionate, and proficient. Listen to CMSRNs at the top of their field tell you why they took the exam and the extraordinary personal and professional goals they've achieved. Read more

10 Steps to Master Care Transitions includes MSNCB President Mimi Haskins in their feature on care coordination and transition management. Read More.

Ambulatory Care and Medical-Surgical Nursing Organizations Collaborate on First-Ever Certification Exam for Care Coordination and Transition Management

In an exciting leap forward to ensure patient care is safely and efficiently coordinated among qualified providers, the American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing (AAACN) and the Medical-Surgical Nursing Certification Board (MSNCB) announce their collaboration on a Care Coordination and Transition Management (CCTM) certification exam. Read more


You may obtain your CMSRN by taking a multiple-choice exam in paper and pencil or computer-based testing formats. Click here for exam dates and locations.

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CMSRNs may become recertified every 5 years by meeting continuing nursing education requirements or by taking the exam. Click the tab for information on how to recertify.

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The CMSRN exam is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification (ABSNC), formerly the ABNS Accreditation Council.ABSNC: The Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification, formerly the ABNS Accreditation Council