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Digital Seminar

Med-Surg Certification – CMSRN ® Exam Prep Package with Practice Test & NSN Access

Pam Collins, MSN, CMSRN, RN-BC
12 Hours 47 Minutes
Audio and Video
Oct 20, 2016
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Get Certified! This proven certification prep course provides the knowledge needed to pass the Med-Surg Nurse exam – the first time!
  • Critical Assessment Skills
  • Interventions that Improve Patient Outcomes
  • Comprehensive Review of Conditions by Body System
  • Professional, Ethical & Legal Issues in Medical/Surgical Nursing
  • Test-Taking Strategies & More

The Med-Surg Certification Prep Package covers all of the major topic areas included in the Medical-Surgical Nursing Certification Board and the American Nurses Credentialing Center Medical-Surgical certification exams:
  • Fluids & Electrolytes
  • Shock
  • Lab Interpretation
  • Hematologic/Immunologic
  • Integumentary
  • Cardiovascular
  • Pulmonary
  • Neurologic
  • Renal/ Endocrine
  • Multi-System Complications

Are you unsure of how to study, and wonder if your current level of knowledge is sufficient to pass the examination? Join expert and national speaker Pam Collins MSN, CMSRN, RN-BC for this TWO day comprehensive review which includes a powerful challenge exam and access to online resources. Order this course today and achieve your dream of becoming certified.



* Credit Note - **

NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing the on-line post-test (80% passing score) and completing the evaluation). 

Continuing Education Information:  Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this non-interactive self-study package. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether self-study is an acceptable form of continuing education, as well as which credit types are acceptable for continuing education hours. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of your profession.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your profession's standards.  

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Nurses - California Nurses

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of  Registered Nursing, Provider #: 17118 for 12.0 self-study contact hours. 

** You will need to provide your license number to PESI. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.

Nurses - Florida Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of  Nursing. Provider #: FBN2858. These materials qualify for 12.0 self-study contact hours.

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Nurses - Iowa Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Nurses successfully completing these self-study materials will earn 14.5 self-study contact hours. Please email with your license number, include the title, speaker name and date. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.

Other Professions

This self-study activity qualifies for 12.0 continuing education clock hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.



Pam Collins, MSN, CMSRN, RN-BC's Profile

Pam Collins, MSN, CMSRN, RN-BC Related seminars and products

Pam Collins, MSN, CMSRN, RN-BC, has 40 years of varied nursing experiences that includes administration, nursing faculty, staff nurse, extensive experience as a nursing professional development practitioner with a focus in leadership development, and work as an education and legal consultant. Pam has served as an expert witness for plaintiff and defense medical malpractice cases, specific to nursing. She is dually certified in medical-surgical nursing from the American Nurses Credentialing Center and the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses, is also certified in nursing professional development, and has a proven track record of helping nurses achieve certification in medical-surgical nursing and nursing professional development.

Pam’s accomplishments include being a published author in nursing journals and textbooks, and just recently authored a medical-surgical certification review book. Pam has served on the advisory panel for the American Nurses Credentialing Center, has been the recipient of various awards for her contribution to education and nursing professional development, and was a flight nurse in the United States Air Force Reserve. Pam presents nationally on clinical and legal topics and is known for her ability to engage the audience.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Pamela Collins maintains a private practice and has an employment relationship with Atrium Health System. She receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Pamela Collins is a member of the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses, the American Nurses Association, and the § Association for Nursing Professional Development.

Additional Info

Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

Access never expires for this product.



  • Shock
  • Fluid and Electrolytes
  • Lab Interpretation
  • Nutrition
  • Pain


  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Endocarditis
  • Valvular Disease
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease
  • AAA


  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • COPD
  • Asthma
  • Atelectasis
  • ARDS
  • Chest Trauma
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pulmonary Embolus
  • TB


  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • CVA
  • Increased Intracranial Pressure
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Cerebral Aneurysm
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • ALS
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Seizures
  • Huntington’s Disease
  • Guillain-Barré



  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Fractures
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Arthritic Conditions
  • Orthopedic Surgery




  • Cholecystitis
  • Liver Disease
  • GI Bleed
  • Hepatitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Obesity



  • Pyelonephritis
  • Renal Stones
  • BPH, UTI
  • Nephritic Syndrome
  • Glomerulonephritis
  • Renal Failure (Acute and Chronic)


  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Addison’s
  • Cushing’s
  • Diabetes
  • Hypo/Hyperthyroidism
  • Hyper/Hypoparathyroidism
  • SIADH,
  • Diabetes Insipidus
  • Pituitary Tumors


  • AIDS
  • Lupus
  • Overview of Immune Disorders


  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Malignant Melanoma
  • Psoriasis
  • Ulcers/Wounds
  • Lyme Disease


  • Anemias
  • Sickle Cell
  • DIC


  • Glaucoma
  • Detached Retina
  • Meniere’s Syndrome
  • Inner Ear Disturbances


  • Patient Education
  • Delegation
  • Ethical Principles
  • Research
  • Nursing Negligence
  • Consent
  • Coordination of Patient Care



  • Differentiate between the ANCC and the MSNCB exams and determine which will best suit current practice.
  • Develop a study plan for the exam based on understanding the blueprint and domains of practice covered.
  • Discuss the anatomy and physiology of common disorders in each body system.
  • Analyze key components of a comprehensive review of systems, including diagnosis and rationale for treatment.
  • Apply treatment modalities and nursing interventions to include outcomes and evaluation criteria of common disorders of each body system.
  • Interpret commonly ordered labs.
  • Contrast the difference between hypovolemic and septic shock in both assessment and treatment priorities.
  • Distinguish underlying etiologies of disruptions in physiologic homeostasis.
  • Compare the needs of special patient populations during acute illness.
  • List examples of the most common medications ordered by disease process.
  • Explore staffing patterns related to patient acuity levels.
  • Identify legal and ethical implications of professional nursing issues and concerns.
  • Discuss effective test-taking strategies


Target Audience




Overall:      5

Total Reviews: 2


Marie Stephanie W

"thank you so much. i learned a lot"

Diane C

"What a wonderful presenter Pam is. I enjoyed listening. Great speaker!!"

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