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    GAPNA has partnered with a Clinical Care Options to offer an ongoing series of free CNE programs available to GAPNA members. "Vaccinations and Healthy Aging: Protecting Your Older Patients From Shingles" is the latest program offered.

    In this live webinar, expert faculty expert faculty discuss how important it is to prevent shingles in older patients.

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    In an effort to support our members with the most updated information on COVID-19 we developed this resource page to easily access current CDC information and other resources to assist you professionally and personally.

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  • GAPNA 2020 National President Deborah Dunn, EdD, MSN, GNP-BC, ACNS-BC, GS-C interviews Dr. Ron Billano Ordona, DNP, FNP-BC about providing home-based primary care during COVID 19.

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Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses Publishes New Core Curriculum for Medical-Surgical Nursing

The new Core Curriculum for Medical-Surgical Nursing, Fifth Edition reflects the rapid-fire changes in the specialty and helps nurses achieve the ultimate goal of improved patient care.

According to Editor Heather Craven, PhD, RN, CMSRN, “The Core promotes excellence in medical-surgical nursing by providing a comprehensive foundation for practice. It also drives the specialty forward because nurses use it as a guideline for certification, as a reference for everyday practice, and as a springboard for what they can achieve in the future.”

The text was written by the country’s top medical-surgical nursing experts and extensively reviewed by additional experts. It contains 600 pages, 29 chapters, and a detailed reference list.

New content includes:

  • Increased emphasis on surgical procedures and recommended nursing care and interventions.
  • Case studies to stimulate critical thinking and help nurses apply the content in their day-to-day practice.
  • Expanded references that include Internet resources.

The Core is designed for both new and experienced nurses who practice in a broad variety of settings. It’s also a guideline for nurses preparing for the Certified Medical-Surgical Registered Nurse (CMSRN®) exam and is a template for review courses focusing on medical-surgical nursing.

The Core can be purchased online. The AMSN member price is $89, and the regular price is $119.

For more information, visit the AMSN Website>Publications, email, or call the National Office at 866-877-2676.