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Medical-Surgical Nurses Week

Medical-Surgical Nurses Week is Your Special Time to Shine

Each year, AMSN designates November 1-7 to celebrate medical-surgical nurses just like you.

Help your facility and community recognize your compassion, connection, and commitment to your patients and their families with the resources below for your Medical-Surgical Nurses Week celebrations!

This year, be sure to use the hashtag #MSNW20 so we can find your posts, and share your med-surg pride!

Ideas for Celebrating at Your Facility

These are a few of our suggestions, we hope they inspire more ideas from you.

  • Purchase "I love med-surg nursing" merchandise for your nurses at the AMSN Store.
  • Bring in meals for your nurses as a treat during their shift.
  • Post celebratory signs in your med-surg unit.
  • Print and distribute certificates recognizing the contributions your nurses make every day.
  • Surprise your nurses with AMSN membership, nothing says thank you than free education.


Talking About Medical-Surgical Nursing with the Media

When someone asks how medical-surgical nurses make a difference, remind them that we:

  • Improve patient care through evidence-based practice.
  • Advocate for patients and families at the local and national levels.
  • Serve their communities through care and education.
  • Build the profession of nursing and the medical-surgical nursing specialty.
  • Promote medical-surgical nursing certification, resulting in better and safer health care.
  • Speak, write, and conduct research to inspire and educate others.
  • Mentor and nurture each other.
  • Use #MSNW20

Ideas for Celebrating in Your Community

Spread the word!

  • Post on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and use the hashtag #MSNW20!
    • (We hold contests throughout the week based on who's sharing on social media!)
  • Submit an article about medical-surgical nursing to your facility newsletter before Medical-Surgical Nurses Week or contact your local newspaper.
  • Invite local or state legislators to tour your facility during the week so they better understand the role of medical-surgical nurses.



  • Daily Giveaways of Super Sweet Swag
  • A 12 Hour "Ask the Expert" Session for Nurses
  • Special AMSN Connect App Festivities
  • Social Media Live Chats
  • & much more!

Learn More!