Get Certified

Why Become A Certified Medical-Surgical Registered Nurse (CMSRN)?

It Just Fits.

The CMSRN credential:

  • Fits you. Your expert status gives you credibility and confidence.
  • Fits your patients. They receive the highest standard of medical-surgical nursing care. Your credential boosts their trust.
  • Fits your facility. Certified nurses achieve better outcomes. Your facility benefits from a strong reputation.
  • Fits your future. You’ve got an edge in a competitive job market and increased earning power.
 
  • RN with a current US license
  • and practiced 2 years as an RN in a medical-surgical setting
  • and accrued 2,000 hours of practice within past 3 years
  • Regular Fee - $375.
  • AMSN Member Fee - $255.
  • FailSafe™ participants - No upfront application fees.

Computer-based Testing:

  • Submit your application.
  • Receive exam permit within 3-5 weeks after application.
  • Permit contains:
    • your 90-day testing window.
    • info to schedule exam (schedule early within your 90 days).

Paper and pencil:

  • Receive permit approximately 2 weeks prior to exam date.
  • Scheduling information is selected when you apply.
  • Avoid upfront cost of the exam and fear of failure through this Facility Based Program.
  • You get more than one chance to pass.