Committees & Volunteer Units

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Benefits of Volunteering

Volunteers are the lifeblood of an association. In addition to benefiting the association, serving as a volunteer reaps both personal and professional rewards and allows you to share your expertise with other members, volunteers, staff, and experts. Participation on most committees provides professional development contact hours. We encourage you to get involved!

Types of Volunteer Units

In addition to the Board of Directors, we have many volunteer units that assist in accomplishment of goals outlined in the strategic plan.

Committees have regular ongoing responsibilities as defined by their Committee Charter. Individuals serve for two years and may be reappointed.

Task forces are formed as needed to accomplish special projects. Task Force members serve for the duration of the project and disband once the work is completed.

Becoming Part of a Volunteer Unit

Volunteers are selected through a “Call for Volunteers” that is sent to all AMSN voting members and/or CMSRN® certificants outlining available opportunities.

Our annual Call for Volunteers takes place in late summer/early fall in advance of the January 1 start of the Fiscal year, but opportunities occasionally arise throughout the year.

Find open and active calls for AMSN and MSNCB in Volunteer Opportunities.

Current Volunteer Units

AMSN Volunteer Units


AMSN PRISM Award Committee

The AMSN PRISM Award recognizes exemplary medical-surgical nursing units. Committee members review blinded applications and use an objective scoring tool to determine if the unit has achieved the award.

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    Chairperson - Mr. John Erik Jorgensen, MPA RN CMSRN
     
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    Vice Chair - Lori Magestro, DNP, RN, MEDSURG-BC
     
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    Member - Dr. Venecia Ann Holmes, DBA MSN MHA BSN CMSRN NE-BC
     
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    Member - Ms. Stacey M. Brundrett, MSN, AGCNS-BC, CMSRN
     
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    Member - Mrs. Jessica Crowley, DNP RN-BC CMSRN
     
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    Member - Ms. Elizabeth Ann Bland, BSN RN CMSRN
     
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    Member - David V. Brennan, RN BC MSN CMSRN
     
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    Member - Mrs. Martha Metz, MSN RN CMSRN
     
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    Member - Dr. Donna L. Martin, DNP RN CMSRN CDE CNE
     
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    Member - Karen A. Caldwell, MSN BSN RN-BC NP-C
     
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    Member - Mary Colleen Sembar, MSM BSN RN-BC CCRN-K CMSRN
     
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    Member - Heidi Marie Etter, MSN, RN, CMSRN, IBCLC
     
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    Member - Stacy E. Eidson, BSN RN CMSRN
     
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    Member - Katherine Ann Schulz, MSN, RN-BC
     
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    Member - Ms. Sara N. Newberry, DNP RN CMSRN
     
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    Member - Mrs. Penny M Winfield, RN-BC, MSN
     
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    Board Liaison - Mrs. Tuesday L. Adams, MSN RN-BC
     
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    Staff Liaison - Arhlene Delfin
     
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    Staff Liaison - Donna Olthoff , BS CMSRN
     

 

Awards, Grants and Scholarship Committee

The Awards, Grants and Scholarship Committee annually distributes scholarships, grants, and awards in an amount specified by the Board of Directors, to advance the medical-surgical nursing profession.

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    Chairperson - Dr. Katie A. Chargualaf, PhD RN CMSRN
     
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    Vice Chair - Dr. Nelson Tuazon, DNP DBA RN NEA-BC CENP CPHQ
     
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    Member - Dr. Elizabeth Day, PhD RN CHPN CMSRN
     
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    Member - Dr. Michael Urton, MSN CNS APRN-BC
     
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    Member - Dodi Walters, RN CMSRN
     
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    Member - Christopher S. Blum, RN CMSRN
     
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    Member - Ms. Eunice Denise Mayo, MSN RN
     
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    Member - Tracey Dryden, MEd MA BSN RN-BC
     
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    Member - Dr. Kathy Kay Prue-Owens, PhD RN CCRN
     
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    Board Liaison - Ms. Catherine Skowronsky, MSN RN CMSRN ACNS
     
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    Staff Liaison - Arhlene Delfin
     
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    Staff Liaison - Donna Olthoff , BS CMSRN
     

 

Clinical Practice Committee

The Clinical Practice Committee addresses issues that are related to clinical practice in medical-surgical nursing including representing AMSN with other professional groups, developing statements or guidelines, and moderating and responding to clinical inquiries and discussions on the AMSN Hub.

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    Staff Liaison - Mrs. Kate Searfoorce, M.Ed, MBA
     

 

Legislative Committee

Our Legislative Committee supports and implements the AMSN strategic mission, vision, goals and plans through professional legislative and regulatory advocacy at the state and federal levels. A legislative priority agenda is established by the AMSN Board of Directors on an annual basis for the committee to execute.

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    Coordinator - Dr. Serena Rinn Bumpus, DNP RN NEA-BC
     
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    Associate Coordinator - Ms. Monica Lynn van der Zee, BSN RN PCCN-K CMSRN
     
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    Advisor - Mr. Jim W Twaddell
     
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    Staff Liaison - Donna Olthoff , BS CMSRN
     
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    Staff Liaison - Arhlene Delfin
     
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    Member - Dr. Emerald Charity Bilbrew, DNP, RN, CMSRN
     
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    Member - Dr. Juanita E. Hernandez, DNP RN NE-BC CMSRN
     
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    Member - Ms. Lorraine M. Cuesta, BSN RN CMSRN
     
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    Member - Mrs. Charlotte Middleton, MSN RN CMSRN
     
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    Member - Ms. Kamala C. McGee, MSN MBA/HC RN
     
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    Member - Dr. Stephanie L. Stewart, DNP RN CMSRN
     
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    Member - Elizabeth Malia Rogers, MSN RN
     
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    Member - Mrs. Jennifer A. Tavera, MSN RN CMSRN RN-BC
     
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    Member - Dr. Patricia Traylor West, DNP MSN RN CMSRN PCCN-K NEA-BC
     
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    Member - Mrs. Christine M. Cory, MSN RN CMSRN PHN
     
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    Member - Dr. Serena Rinn Bumpus, DNP RN NEA-BC
     
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    Member - Dr. Charla Buford Johnson, DNP RN-BC ONC
     

 

Nominating Committee

The Nominating Committee has the very important job of selecting of the AMSN Board of Directors. They do this through a rigorous vetting process to select the most qualified candidates to serve as President-Elect, Treasurer, Secretary, and Director.

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    Staff Liaison - Mary Steffens
     

 

Program Planning Committee

Program Planning Committee

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    Education Director - Michele Boyd, MSN RN NPD-BC
     
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    Education Director - Ms. Sally S. Russell, RN BSN MN CMSRN CNE
     
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    Staff Liaison - Mrs. Kate Searfoorce, M.Ed, MBA
     
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    AJJ Staff - Kristina Moran, BA
     
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    AJJ Staff - Jen Jardine
     

 

MSNCB Volunteer Units


CMSRN Item Reviewers Committee

This is the committee that reviews current questions. This group works closely with Prometric, our test vendor.

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    Member - Ms. Sana A. Habib, MSN RN CMSRN AG-CNS APRN
     
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    Member - Mrs. Maria Elizabeth Vitale-Echon, RN CMSRN
     
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    Member - Alysa Angel, RN CMSRN
     
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    Member - Kelsey A. Sundwall, MSN RN CMSRN
     
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    Member - Ms. Marita Anne Kametas, MSN, APN, FNP-BC, CMSRN, COCN
     
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    Member - Mrs. Clara G. Livingston, RN CMSRN
     
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    Member - Ariela E. Kauffman, RN CMSRN
     
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    Staff Liaison - Mrs. Kristina Esposito, BBA ICE-CCP
     

 

CMSRN Item Writers Committee

This is the committee that develops new questions for the exams. This group works closely with Prometric, our test vendor.

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    Member - Dr. Jolly Mathews Punchamannil, DNP RN CMSRN NE-BC
     
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    Member - Mrs. Ashley Dianne Carson, RN CMSRN
     
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    Member - Mrs. Allison Benner, RN CMSRN
     
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    Member - Ms. Charlene Hughes, DNP, RN, CMSRN, ONC
     
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    Member - Mrs. Candace B. McKinney, RN CMSRN
     
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    Member - Ellen W. Manieri, MSN RN CMSRN
     
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    Member - Mrs. Jara Deann Monroe, BSN RN CMSRN
     
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    Staff Liaison - Mrs. Kristina Esposito, BBA ICE-CCP
     

 

CMSRN Recertification Committee

This committee is made up of nurses who attained the Certified Medical-Surgical Registered Nurse (CMSRN®) certification and oversees the certification renewal process, reviews applications as needed, and performs required audits.

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    Chairperson - Don H. Everly, MSN MBA RN-BC CMSRN NEA-BC ONC OCNS-C
     
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    Member - Dr. Charlie Dharmasukrit, PhD RN CMSRN
     
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    Member - Ms. Joel M. Moorhead, MSN RN CMSRN
     
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    Member - Mrs. Cristen Mackwell, DNP RN CMSRN NPD-BC
     
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    Member - Alexandra Morrison, RN CMSRN
     
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    Member - Ms. Kimako N. Desvignes, RN CMSRN
     
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    Member - Mrs. Nina Glaiza Pacheco, RN CMSRN
     
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    Member - Mrs. Joslyn Mary Pazour, RN CMSRN
     
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    Member - Mrs. Katiuska Peppard, BSN RN CMSRN
     
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    Member - Jillian Knudsen, RN CMSRN
     
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    Member - Charity B. Poku, RN CMSRN
     
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    Member - Linda Simek, RN CMSRN
     
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    Member - Mrs. Amy Kristine Sustar, RN CMSRN
     
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    Member - Dr. Pamela H. Treister, DNP CNS RN CMSRN
     
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    Member - Mrs. Amy Melissa Tucker, MSN RN PCCN-K CMSRN PHN
     
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    Member - Ms. Carly Paris Burton, RN CMSRN
     
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    Member - Mrs. Jessica Ann Graff, RN CMSRN
     
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    Member - Dr. Tiara Cohen, RN CMSRN
     
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    Member - Tiaa Padgette, RN
     

 

CMSRN Test Development Committee

This is the primary committee that develops new forms for the exams and reviews item statistics. This group works closely with Prometric, our test vendor.

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    Chairperson - Dr. Aimee Lea Burch, APRN-CNS CMSRN
     
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    Member - Deanna T. Allison, MSN RN CMSRN
     
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    Member - Mrs. Jessica Amber Borthwick, RN CMSRN
     
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    Staff Liaison - Mrs. Kristina Esposito, BBA ICE-CCP
     

 

 

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