Wednesday, July 25, 2012

AMSN Medical-Surgical Nursing Certification Review Course on 7/31-8/1

AMSN Medical-Surgical Nursing Certification Review Course on 7/31-8/1

This two-day course is an overview of interventions that medical-surgical nurses use to promote quality of life for their clients. Using the nursing process to enhance physical and psychological well-being in clients and their significant others is inherent in the role of the medical-surgical nurse. Taking this course will provide those taking the medical-surgical certification exam with information necessary for success and will include practice exam questions. For those not taking the test, the course provides an excellent review of the body systems and nursing interventions used as well as objective and subjective data to gather.  The course will be taught by Caroline Ashman MSN, RN, CMSRN, and Director of Education for Eastside Medical Center near Atlanta, GA.   The course comes with 14 CNE Contact Hours.

This program will be held at:
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Prentice Pavilion
250 East Superior Street
Chicago, Illinois 60611
3rd Floor Conference Room,  L North
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Topics Covered Include:
  • Exam Info & Test Taking Tips
  • Fluids and Electrolytes
  • Gastrointestinal System
  • Respiratory System
  • Hematologic System
  • Integumentary System
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
8:00 a.m.  – 4:30 p.m.
Topics Covered Include:
  • Cardiovascular System & Shock
  • Endocrine System
  • Diabetes
  • Renal System
  • Genitourinary Systems
  • Musculoskeletal Systems
  • Neurologic Systems
  • Pain, Cancer, Post-Op, Nutrition
  • Nursing Practice Issues

For more information and to receive a registration flyer, please e-mail Cora Palmer at

Please alert your colleagues and friends. All are invited.

Save the Date! Next Chicago Chapter Meeting on September 12th

You are invited to our upcoming meeting on September 12th, 2012!

:  Nurses Caring for Themselves through the Arts

: Mary McDermott, EdD, RN

Purpose Statement
: To provide Nurse with the opportunity to explore ways they can maintain their own well being through the arts and humanities.

:Examine the arts as a strategy to assist in caring for self and others.Appraise 2 approaches for integrating the arts in the care of self.Evaluate the ability of the arts to restore and re-enchant one’s spirit as a nurse.

Northwestern Memorial Hospital: Prentice Women’s Hospital (251 E. Superior, Chicago, IL) Conference Room L North.

1.25 Contact Hours

RSVP by August 31st, 2012 to Cora Palmer at

A light dinner will be served at 5:30pm. The program starts promptly at 6:15pm.