The Board of Directors (BOD) are the decision-making authority for the associations. They manage the business and affairs of MSNCB, including determining policy, managing financials, and defining strategic direction.
Operationally, the Boards develop, execute, and oversee organizational goals. All directors understand, uphold, and support the mission, vision, values, bylaws, and policies of MSNCB.
Wes has been a medical - surgical oncology nurse for most of his career. Currently, he is residential faculty at Mesa Community College. Wes has been certified as a CMSRN since 2006. Prior to joining the Board of Directors, he was a member and chair of the CMSRN Item Writers and Test Development Committees and was part of the original workgroup for the CCCTM exam.
Ann is the clinical nurse specialist for Trauma, Geriatric Trauma, Acute Care Surgery and Bariatrics at Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University School of Medicine in Saint Louis, Missouri.
Ann is an active participant in a number of hospital-based committees and has developed system wide educational programs for Bariatric Sensitivity, Weight loss Surgery, and Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
She has presented nationally on a variety of topics at the National Association of Bariatric Nurses, National Databases of Nursing Quality Indicators (NDNQI), the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses National Teaching Institute (NTI) and the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses.
Cindy began her nearly 40-year nursing career in the USAF. She has experience in several nursing specialties, including labor and delivery, pediatrics, school nursing, infection control, and utilization review, but settled in the specialty of medical-surgical nursing.
She has 14 years of experience as a nurse educator, teaching medical-surgical nursing. Cindy has been certified both as a CMSRN and as a Certified Nurse Educator (CEN), since 2009.
Cathryn is an experienced leader in health care management working with Populytics, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lehigh Valley Health Network where she oversees a division of the care coordination services.
She is skilled in clinical quality, care management, clinical nursing, peritoneal dialysis, and nutrition-dietetics. She is a strong operations professional and has a demonstrated history of working innovatively in the hospital & health care industry. Cathryn has her MSN from Loyola University New Orleans as well as her Certification in Care Coordination and Transition Management (CCCTM).
She serves on the Medical Surgical Nursing Certification Board of Directors, and participates with the American Case Management Association, the American Medical Surgical Nursing Association, the American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nurses, and Signa Theta Tau Nursing Honors society.
Jessica is the Medical-Surgical Services Director for Midland Memorial Hospital in Midland, Texas. Jessica earned her Doctorate of Nursing Practice from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. She possesses certifications in Professional Development, Medical Surgical Nursing, Nurse Manager Leader, and Executive Nursing Practice. Jessica is actively involved in numerous local and national boards.
Kim is Coordinator, Education Services for the Health Information Services Division at Bernard Becker Medical Library, Washington University in St. Louis, School of Medicine. I am also the MSNCB Public Member Director and delight in providing the perspective of the health consumer to the board.
Summer is a managing consultant for Berkeley Research Group (BRG) where she serves as a subject matter expert for medical-surgical nursing processes and patient care delivery. She is a seasoned healthcare leader with more than 19 years of clinical expertise and nursing leadership experience in medical-surgical environments. She has led teams in a variety of areas to transform performance, reduce staff turnover, and deliver high quality care and patient service.
Dr. Bryant is adept at managing projects and leading people while building a cohesive, collaborative environment and developing nurses and other staff members into leaders. She has completed research studying the effect of the Lean Management System on unfinished nursing care in a medical-surgical setting.
She is a member of several professional nursing organizations, to include the Academy of Medical Surgical Nurses, the American Nurses Association, the Kansas Nurses Association, and Sigma Theta Tau International. Dr. Bryant received three degrees from The University of Kansas: BSN, MSN, and DNP focused in Organizational Leadership.
Terri has been the CEO of AMSN and MSNCB since 2017. Terri is a former senior clinical research operation professional with 21 years of clinical and industry experience, coupled with over 32 years in acute care nursing in the healthcare setting. She has almost seven years of association management leadership experience.
Terri received her RN from Centennial College, BScN from York University, an Executive MBA from Athabasca University, and an Ed.D. in the Executive Leadership (ELP) Human and Organizational Learning (HOL) Program at the George Washington University.
Kristina has three years of association management experience and over ten years’ experience as an administrative professional. She began her association experience with AMSN, where she provided quality customer service to members, coordinated with volunteer committees to carry out successful social engagement activities at the annual convention, and worked with the faculty members of the professional development courses.
In her current role with MSNCB, she works directly with the Board of Directors and assists the CEO in driving organizational growth set forth by the board’s strategic plan. Kristina received her Bachelor of Business Administration from Kennesaw State University.
She recently received the Credentialing Specialist Certificate from the Institute of Credentialing Excellence (ICE) and aspires to sit for the Certified Association Executive (CAE) examination within the next few years.
Participating on the Board of Directors is a very rewarding experience, both professionally and personally. It requires a variety of skills and knowledge about MSNCB, medical-surgical nursing, and resource management.
Candidates interested in serving on the MSNCB board are self-nominated. They are vetted by the MSNCB directors. The call for nominations is issued in the spring annually and CMSRNs in good standing who meet the eligibility requirements may apply.
The Presidential term is four years (one year as President-Elect, two years as President, and one year as Immediate Past President). All other terms are three years.
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.
Help us to promote excellence in medical-surgical nursing! Your expertise can assist us in certification and recertification efforts for the CMSRN®. When we have openings on our current volunteer units or new ones are being formed, a Call for Volunteers will be sent to certificants and provided below.
There are no open calls for MSNCB volunteers at this time.