Say yes to Med-Surg certification with help from UW Continuing Nursing Education.

Do I know as much as I think I do?

Should I pursue certification in medical-surgical nursing?

How should I prepare for the certification exam?


If you've ever asked yourself these questions, chances are you're already on your journey to certification. Preparing and sitting for certfication in medical-surgical nursing is one of the best investments you can make in yourself and your career. Certification demonstrates that you've taken that extra step to validate your skills and knowledge. Give yourself permission to grow!  

Still deciding if certification is right for you?

Take a moment to watch a video produced by MSNCB.ORG. It features encouraging words from Ann Moore, MS, RN, CMSRN, RN-BC, Agency Coordinator for UWCNE's Enhancing Medical-Surgical Nursing Practice course.

Where can you take a certification exam?

The Academy of Medical Surgical Nurses (AMSN) offers the certification exam through their Medical-Surgical Nursing Certification Board (MSNCB). Nurses who successfully pass the AMSN exam are awarded the credential, CMSRN (certificated medical-surgical registered nurse). While the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) offers a board certification examination in medical-surgical nursing. Nurses who successfully pass the ANCC exam are awarded the credential, RN-BC (Registered Nurse-Board Certified).  

Need coaching? Need to refresh your skills?

Throughout the years, UWCNE's med-surg nursing course has prepared thousands of nurses to sit for certification in medical-surgical nursing. Check out our latest offerings