Committees & Volunteer Units

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Benefits of Volunteering

Volunteers are the lifeblood of an association. In addition to benefiting the association, serving as a volunteer reaps both personal and professional rewards and allows you to share your expertise with other members, volunteers, staff, and experts. Participation on most committees provides professional development contact hours. We encourage you to get involved!

Types of Volunteer Units

In addition to the Board of Directors, we have many volunteer units that assist in accomplishment of goals outlined in the strategic plan.

Committees have regular ongoing responsibilities as defined by their Committee Charter. Individuals serve for two years and may be reappointed.

Task forces are formed as needed to accomplish special projects. Task Force members serve for the duration of the project and disband once the work is completed.

Becoming Part of a Volunteer Unit

Volunteers are selected through a “Call for Volunteers” that is sent to all AMSN voting members and/or CMSRN® certificants outlining available opportunities.

Our annual Call for Volunteers takes place in late summer/early fall in advance of the January 1 start of the Fiscal year, but opportunities occasionally arise throughout the year

  • AMSN Current Volunteer Opportunities (No open Calls for Volunteers at this time)
  • MSNCB Current Volunteer Opportunities (No open Calls for Volunteers at this time)

 

Current Volunteer Units

AMSN Volunteer Units


AACN Essential Review Task Force

Purpose and authority of AACN Essential Review Task Force is to review the revised AACN Essentials to understand their competency-based educational outcomes to inform AMSN educational program development and alignment with the AMSN competency model.

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    Member - Mr. Charles Westley Foster, MSN BA RN CMSRN OCN
     
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    Member - Stacy Ann Chapman, RN CMSRN
     
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    Member - Florines Gonzalez, BSN RN-BC
     
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    Member - Ms. Gail A. Moorehead, RN CMSRN
     
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    Member - Beatrice Vicencio, RN CMSRN
     
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    Member - Ms. Sarah France, RN CMSRN
     
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    Board Liaison - Mrs. Cynthia Rothenberger, DNP RN ACNS BC
     
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    Staff Liaison - Arhlene Delfin
     
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    Staff Liaison - Terri Hinkley, EdD MBA BScN RN CAE
     

 

AMSN PRISM Award Committee

The AMSN PRISM Award recognizes exemplary medical-surgical nursing units. Committee members review blinded applications and use an objective scoring tool to determine if the unit has achieved the award.

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    Chairperson - Mr. John Erik Jorgensen, MPA RN CMSRN
     
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    Member - Ms. Elizabeth Ann Bland, BSN RN CMSRN
     
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    Member - Mrs. Penny M Winfield, RN-BC, MSN
     
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    Member - Dr. Donna L. Martin, DNP RN-BC CMSRN CDE
     
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    Member - Ms. Sara N. Newberry, DNP RN CMSRN
     
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    Member - Mrs. Martha Metz, MSN RN CMSRN
     
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    Member - Karen A. Caldwell, MSN BSN RN-BC NP-C
     
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    Member - Katherine Ann Schulz, MSN, RN-BC
     
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    Member - Heidi Marie Etter, MSN, RN, CMSRN, IBCLC
     
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    Member - Dr. Venecia Ann Holmes, DBA MHA BSN CMSRN NE-BC
     
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    Member - Stacy E. Eidson, BSN RN CMSRN
     
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    Member - Lori Magestro, DNP, RN, MEDSURG-BC
     
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    Member - David V. Brennan, RN BC MSN CMSRN
     
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    Member - Mary Colleen Sembar, MSM BSN RN-BC CCRN-K CMSRN
     
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    Member - Ms. Stacey M. Brundrett, RN CMSRN
     
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    Member - Mrs. Jessica Crowley, DNP RN-BC CMSRN
     
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    Board Liaison - Mrs. Tuesday L. Adams, MSN RN-BC
     
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    Staff Liaison - Donna Olthoff , BS
     
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    Staff Liaison - Arhlene Delfin
     

 

Clinical Practice Committee

The Clinical Practice Committee addresses issues that are related to clinical practice in medical-surgical nursing including representing AMSN with other professional groups, developing statements or guidelines, and moderating and responding to clinical inquiries and discussions on the AMSN Hub.

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    Co-Chair - Mrs. Jyme Blaine Jumper, BSN RN CMSRN
     
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    Co-Chair - Mrs. Colleen M. McCracken, BSN RN CMSRN CHPN OCN
     
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    Member - Mr. Theodore Tagle Urbano, MA BSN RN CMSRN
     
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    Member - Sarah E. Bixler, MSN RN
     
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    Member - Dr. Claire Bethel, MSN RN-BC
     
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    Member - Amanda Murray, MSN APRN CMSRN AGCNS-BC
     
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    Member - Galen David Ziegler, RN CMSRN
     
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    Member - Ms. Deirdre Smith, MSN RN CMSRN
     
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    Staff Liaison - Mrs. Kate Searfoorce, M.Ed, MBA
     

 

Legislative Team

Our Legislative Team encourages involvement of AMSN and medical-surgical nurses in legislative issues primarily through our website, email communication, and social media.

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    Coordinator - Dr. Serena Rinn Bumpus, MSN RN NEA-BC
     
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    Associate Coordinator - Ms. Monica Lynn van der Zee, BSN RN PCCN-K CMSRN
     
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    Board Liaison - Ms. Kristi L. Reguin-Hartman, MSN APRN ACNS-BC
     
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    Advisor - Frank Purcell, BS
     
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    Staff Liaison - Arhlene Delfin
     
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    Staff Liaison - Donna Olthoff , BS
     
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    Member - Elizabeth Malia Rogers, MSN RN
     
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    Member - Mrs. Jennifer A. Tavera, MSN RN CMSRN RN-BC
     
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    Member - Terrie Tomeko Hall, BSN CMSRN
     
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    Member - Mrs. Malorie Elaine Bishop, RN CMSRN
     
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    Member - Dr. Patricia Traylor West, MSN RN NEA-BC NE-BC
     
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    Member - Ms. Chatty Dora O'Keeffe, MSN-CNL BSN
     

 

Medical-Surgical Nursing Competencies Task Force

AMSN is launched a project to develop the competencies required of medical-surgical nurses. We are undertaking this work because there is not one set of generally accepted competencies for medical-surgical nurses.

The Executive Steering Committee is an advisory group that will review/edit/approve competencies. They will also assist AMSN with dissemination of the competencies.

The Competencies Task Force is a group of 12 nurses from varied backgrounds and experience who are working closely with our selected consultants to draft the competencies.

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    Staff Liaison - Donna Olthoff , BS
     
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    Staff Liaison - Arhlene Delfin
     

 

Nominating Committee

The Nominating Committee has the very important job of selecting of the AMSN Board of Directors. They do this through a rigorous vetting process to select the most qualified candidates to serve as President-Elect, Treasurer, Secretary, and Director.

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    Staff Liaison - Mary Steffens
     

 

Program Planning Committee

Program Planning Committee

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    Chairperson - Gail Daleiden, MSN RN-BC CMSRN CNE NPD-BC ONC
     
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    Chair-Elect - Dr. Dianna Copley, DNP APRN ACCNS-AG CCRN
     
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    Member - Mrs. Susan M. Tokarski, DNP, RN, CMSRN, NE-BC
     
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    Member - Ms. Jennifer Miller, RN CMSRN ONC
     
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    Member - Stacy Ann Chapman, RN CMSRN
     
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    Member - Ms. Yvonne Lyn-Siagian
     
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    Member - Mrs. Brooke J. Brush, MSN RN CMSRN NE-BC
     
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    Member - Dr. Susan Hopkinson, RN-BC
     
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    Member - Mrs. Valarie Thomas, DNP, RN, CMSRN, M.Div.
     
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    Member - Ann N. Moore, RN
     
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    Board Liaison - Ms. Andrea V. Melendez, MSN RN CHTP HTCP HSMI RM
     
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    Education Director - Michele Boyd, MSN RN NPD-BC
     
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    Education Director - Ms. Sally S. Russell, RN BSN MN CMSRN CNE
     
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    Staff Liaison - Mrs. Kate Searfoorce, M.Ed, MBA
     
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    AJJ Staff - Kristina Moran, BA
     
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    AJJ Staff - Jen Jardine
     

 

Scholarship & Awards Committee

The Scholarship & Awards Committee annually distributes $40,000, or an amount specified by the Board of Directors, in scholarships, grants, and awards to advance the nursing profession by rewarding excellent medical-surgical practice and by providing financial support for medical-surgical nurses.

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    Chairperson - Dr. Katie A. Chargualaf, PhD RN CMSRN
     
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    Co-Chair - Dr. Nelson Tuazon, DNP DBA RN NEA-BC CENP CPHQ FACHE
     
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    Member - Susan Elizabeth Beverung, MSN RN
     
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    Member - Dr. Elizabeth Day, PhD RN CHPN CMSRN
     
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    Member - Dr. Michael Urton, MSN CNS APRN-BC
     
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    Member - Dodi Walters, RN CMSRN
     
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    Member - Ms. Eunice Denise Mayo, MSN RN
     
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    Member - Tracey Dryden, MEd MA BSN RN-BC
     
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    Member - Dr. Kathy Kay Prue-Owens, PhD RN CCRN
     
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    Member - Christopher S. Blum, RN CMSRN
     
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    Staff Liaison - Donna Olthoff , BS
     
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    Staff Liaison - Arhlene Delfin
     
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    Ex Officio Member - Dr. Summer A. Bryant, DNP RN CENP CMSRN
     

 

MSNCB Volunteer Units


CMSRN Item Reviewers Committee

This is the committee that reviews current questions. This group works closely with Prometric, our test vendor.

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    Member - Alysa Angel, RN CMSRN
     
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    Member - Kelsey A. Sundwall, BSN RN CMSRN
     
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    Member - Mr. Ryan Michael Zipagan Padua, MSN RN CMSRN
     
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    Member - Ms. Marita Anne Kametas, BSN RN CMSRN
     
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    Member - Ms. Sana A. Habib, MSN RN CMSRN AG-CNS APRN
     
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    Member - Ariela E. Kauffman, RN CMSRN
     
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    Member - Mrs. Jill Bigelow, RN CMSRN
     
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    Member - Mrs. Clara G. Livingston, RN CMSRN
     
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    Member - Mrs. Maria Elizabeth Vitale-Echon, RN CMSRN
     
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    Staff Liaison - Mrs. Kristina Esposito, BBA CMSRN
     

 

CMSRN Item Writers Committee

This is the committee that develops new questions for the exams. This group works closely with Prometric, our test vendor.

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    Member - Mrs. Candace B. McKinney, RN CMSRN
     
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    Member - Sherin Begum, RN CMSRN
     
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    Member - Mrs. Jara Deann Monroe, BSN RN CMSRN
     
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    Member - Deanna T. Allison, MSN RN CMSRN
     
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    Member - Verena Sink Bailey, RN CMSRN
     
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    Member - Ellen W. Manieri, MSN RN CMSRN
     
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    Member - Mrs. Michelle Lynn Rudolph, RN CMSRN
     
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    Member - Dr. Bonita Marie Clement, DNP MSN-Ed RN CMSRN
     
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    Member - Dr. Jolly Mathews Punchamannil, DNP RN CMSRN NE-BC
     
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    Member - Mrs. Estelle M. Coopersmith, MS RN CMSRN
     
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    Member - Mrs. Ashley Dianne Carson, RN CMSRN
     
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    Member - Mrs. Rebekah (Becky Jane) Housman, RN CMSRN
     
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    Member - Mrs. Kristen Oakley, MSN RN CMSRN
     
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    Member - Mrs. Allison Rodecap, RN CMSRN
     
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    Member - Mrs. Katherine Goudreau, MSN RN CMSRN
     
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    Member - Iska Okello, RN CMSRN
     
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    Member - Mrs. Charlene Hughes, MSN RN CMSRN DNS-CT ONC RAC-CT
     
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    Staff Liaison - Mrs. Kristina Esposito, BBA CMSRN
     

 

CMSRN Recertification Committee

This committee is made up of nurses who attained the Certified Medical-Surgical Registered Nurse (CMSRN®) certification and oversees the certification renewal process, reviews applications as needed, and performs required audits.

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    Chairperson - Don H. Everly, MSN MBA RN-BC CMSRN NEA-BC ONC OCNS-C
     
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    Member - Dr. Tiara Cohen, RN CMSRN
     
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    Member - Ms. Joan Dianna Henlon, MSN RN
     
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    Member - Ms. Amy J Velsko, MSN RN CBN RNBC FNP-C
     
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    Member - Mrs. Cristen Mackwell, MSN RN CMSRN NPD-BC
     
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    Member - Dr. Charlie Dharmasukrit, PhD RN CMSRN
     
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    Member - Alexandra Morrison, RN CMSRN
     
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    Member - Ms. Kimako N. Desvignes, RN CMSRN
     
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    Member - Mrs. Nina Glaiza Pacheco, RN CMSRN
     
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    Member - Mrs. Philomena Valson, RN CMSRN
     
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    Member - Mrs. Joslyn Mary Pazour, RN CMSRN
     
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    Member - Mrs. Katiuska Peppard, RN CMSRN
     
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    Member - Tiaa Padgette, RN
     
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    Member - Charity B. Poku, RN CMSRN
     
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    Member - Jillian Knudsen, RN CMSRN
     
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    Member - Linda Simek, RN CMSRN
     
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    Member - Ms. Joel M. Moorhead, MSN RN CMSRN
     
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    Member - Mrs. Amy Kristine Sustar, RN CMSRN
     
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    Member - Dr. Pamela H. Treister, DNP CNS RN CMSRN
     
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    Member - Mrs. Amy Melissa Tucker, BSN RN PCCN CMSRN PHN
     
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    Member - Ms. Carly Paris Burton, RN CMSRN
     
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    Member - Mrs. Cheryl Sheffield, MSN RN CMSRN OCN
     
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    Member - Mrs. Jessica Ann Graff, RN CMSRN
     

 

CMSRN Test Development Committee

This is the primary committee that develops new forms for the exams and reviews item statistics. This group works closely with Prometric, our test vendor.

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    Chairperson - Dr. Aimee Lea Burch, APRN-CNS CMSRN
     
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    Member - Mrs. Jessica Amber Borthwick, RN CMSRN
     
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    Staff Liaison - Mrs. Kristina Esposito, BBA CMSRN
     

 

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