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In-Person Seminar

Medical-Surgical Nursing Exam Review

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In-Person Seminars |  Certification Exam Reviews |  Certifications |  Med-Surg
Pam Collins, MSN, CMSRN, RN-BC
Course Levels:
Intermediate to Advanced
2-Day Event
Not Applicable
University Health Business Center II - San Antonio, Texas



Target Audience


Course Description

This two-day class is a comprehensive review of medical-surgical nursing and will explore principles necessary for practice, comprehensive assessment techniques and cutting-edge therapeutics. Use it as preparation for the certification exam, or as a review of general medical-surgical practice. Content is taught at an advanced level and is designed for the experienced med-surg nurse, however, nurses new to med-surg will find the teaching methods easy to understand. Strategies for successful completion of the exam will be explored, as well as a review of the major topics and content covered in the exam.

This seminar teaches to both the ANCC and MSNCB Medical-Surgical Nursing Exams.

Program Learning Outcomes

This program prepares the learner to:

  • Describe the Medical-Surgical Nursing Exam, test plan and the practice requirements to sit for the exam.
  • Construct a study plan for the exam based on understanding the blueprint and domains of practice covered.
  • Identify common mistakes and pitfalls that are made during studying and testing for the exam.
  • Recall the core components covered in the exam through didactic supplementation and test questions.

Tuition Breakdown

Tuition Details

Please refer to the table below to determine your registration category.

Regisration Categories Description
General Registrant If your hospital is not listed below please select this category.
Host Registrant University Health System Employees

Contact Hours

ANCC Approved

ANCC Accredited Provider


Contact Hours: 12.5 (Includes 8 Pharmacology Contact Hours)


MED-ED, Inc. is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


MED-ED, Inc. is an approved provider by the following State Boards of Nursing: Florida/FBN 50-1286 and California #CEP10453.

Course Materials


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

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Pam has more than 35 years of varied nursing experience. She has worked as a staff/charge nurse for medical-surgical and pediatric units. Her experience also includes nurse management, nursing administration, nursing education and consulting. While Pam currently works as an independent consultant, she maintains her skills by working as a clinical educator for medical-surgical and specialty surgery at an acute care facility in Charlotte, NC. Pam is dually certified in medical-surgical nursing from the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses and the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Additionally, she has partnered with various nursing schools to assist nursing students in their preparation for the NCLEX Exam.

Pam speaks nationally on clinical and legal topics for the healthcare professional. Her passion is evidenced by her energy, presentation style and ability to engage the audience. She was awarded the 2013 South Carolina Educator of the Year Award by the South Carolina AHEC Consortium and considers it a privilege to share her expertise.

Tuition Details

Please refer to the table below to determine your registration category.

Regisration Categories Description
General Registrant If your hospital is not listed below please select this category.
Host Registrant University Health System Employees

General Information

Tuition Includes

Program Handout, Electronic PowerPoint Slides and CE Certificate.

The Day Of

Sign-in begins at 7:30 am. The day includes a one-hour lunch (on your own), as well as a morning and afternoon break of 15 minutes each. The order of lectures presented and break times may vary according to speaker preference.


University Health Business Center II
5959 Northwest Parkway Suite B
San Antonio, TX 78249
San Juan Conference Room


Parking lot in front of the building and right side of building. Complimentary.

Recommended Hote accepted.

La Quinta Inn & Suites- Medical Center
$89.00 + tax

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received in writing or by phone up to 14 days prior to the seminar will receive a Full Refund. A 10% processing fee will be charged for refunds requested less than 14 days prior to the seminar. Cancellation fee will be waived for tuition transferred to another seminar or if applied to Self-Study products. In the rare event that MED-ED must cancel, MED-ED’s liability is limited to tuition.

Hosting Hospital

Hosting Hospital

University Health System

University Health System

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Location Map

University Health Business Center II

5959 Northwest Parkway Suite B, San Antonio, Texas 78249, United States


Day 1
Date/Time: Thu, Apr 25, 2024 - 08:00 AM to 03:30 PM (CDT)

Contact Hours: 6.5

Topics Covered

  • Homeostasis
    Shock | Fluid and Electrolytes | Lab Interpretation | Nutrition | Pain
  • Cardiovascular
    Anatomy and Physiology | MI | CAD | HTN | Peripheral Vascular Disease | CHF | Pulmonary Edema | 
  • Endocarditis | Valvular Disease | Cardiomyopathy | Peripheral Vascular Disease | Amputation | AAA
  • Respiratory
    Anatomy and Physiology | COPD | Asthma | Atelectasis | ARDS | Chest Trauma | SARS | Pleural Effusion | Pulmonary Embolus | Pulmonary Embolism | TB | Practice Questions
  • Neurological
    Anatomy and Physiology | CVA | Increased Intracranial Pressure | Spinal Cord Injury | Cerebral Aneurysm | Multiple Sclerosis | Myasthenia Gravis | ALS | Alzheimer’s | Parkinson’s Disease | Seizures | Huntington’s Disease | Guillian-Barré
  • Q & A Session | Practice Questions

Day 2
Date/Time: Fri, Apr 26, 2024 - 08:00 AM to 03:30 PM (CDT)

Contact Hours: 6

Topics Covered

  • Musculoskeletal
    Anatomy and Physiology | Fractures | Osteomyelitis | Arthritic Conditions | Orthopedic Surgery
  • Gastrointestinal
    Cholecystitis | Liver Disease | GI Bleed | Hepatitis | Pancreatitis | IBS | IBD | PUD | Obesity
  • Genitourinary
    Phritis | Renal Stones | BPH | UTI | Nephritic Syndrome | Glomerulonephritis | Renal Failure (Acute and Chronic)
  • Endocrine
    Anatomy and Physiology | Addison’s | Cushing’s | Diabetes | Hypo/Hyperthyroidism | Hyper/Hypoparathyroidism | SIADH | Diabetes Mellitus | Diabetes Insipidus | Pituitary Tumors
  • Immunologic
    AIDS | Lupus | Overview of Immune Disorders
  • Integumentary
    Anatomy and Physiology | Basal Cell Carcinoma | Malignant Melanoma | Psoriasis | Ulcers and Wounds | Lyme Disease
  • Hematology
    Anemias | Hodgkin’s and Non-Hodgkin’s | Sickle Cell | DIC
  • Eyes and Ears
    Glaucoma | Detached Retina | Meniere’s Syndrome | Inner Ear Disturbances
    Professional Issues | Legal and Ethical
    Patient Education | Delegation | Ethical Principles | Research | Nursing Negligence | Consent | Coordination of Patient Care
  • Test-Taking Strategies and Test Questions
  • Exam Preparation Strategies | Application Process | Practice Questions and Interpretation