Mission, Values, and Strategic Direction
The Strategic Direction of AMSN Focuses on Reaching our Organizational Goals and Vision, in Order to Best Serve our Med-surg Nursing Community
Broadly, a strategic plan includes the mission, vision, values and strategic plan. It is informed by both the internal and external environments and requires thoughtful, ongoing review and revision to remain relevant to the organization and its stakeholders. The boards of AMSN and MSCNB have developed strategies and actions to achieve long term goals that will support medical-surgical nurses while securing the future growth of the organizations.
AMSN is the recognized leader in medical-surgical nursing.
AMSN is a dynamic community of medical-surgical nurses that are committed to quality patient care through professional development, certification, scholarship, and advocacy.
AMSN, its members, volunteers and staff are guided by:
Dedication: We are passionately devoted to the well-being of medical-surgical nurses and those under their care.
Transformation: We lead innovation in all aspects of medical-surgical nursing.
Collaboration: We actively seek to engage with members of the interdisciplinary team, other nursing specialties, and external stakeholders to achieve common goals that reflect and promote our strategic goals and values.
Advocacy: We are courageous and proactive in advocating for medical-surgical nurses and patients, from the point of care to the boardroom, and from the payor to the legislative arena.
The AMSN strategic plan is a living document that guides the work of AMSN. The purpose of the plan is to focus all AMSN initiatives on achieving AMSN’s mission of commitment to quality patient care through professional development, certification, scholarship, and advocacy.
Validate excellence in medical-surgical nursing.
MSNCB certification is universally valued as essential to positive patient outcomes.
Medical-surgical nursing is a specialty with a distinct body of evidence-based knowledge.
Certified registered nurses positively impact patient outcomes.
Certified registered nurses know and apply evidence-based practice and research.
Obtaining certification empowers registered nurses to develop and use their leadership talents.
As an organization, we should continually strive for relevance, accessibility, fairness, and innovation.
Every applicant should have a positive experience with MSNCB, feeling understood, respected, supported, and encouraged.
The MSNCB strategic plan is a living document that guides the work of MSNCB. The purpose of the plan is to focus all MSNCB initiatives on achieving MSNCB’s mission in validating excellence in medical-surgical nursing.
The plan is revised annually to include new objectives and strategies that will advance medical-surgical certification.