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In-Person Seminar

Med-Surg Exam Cram

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Cynthia "Cindy" Smith, MSN, RN, MEDSURG-BC, CNE
Course Levels:
Intermediate to Advanced
1-Day Event
Not Applicable
IU Health Methodist Hospital - Indianapolis, Indiana



Target Audience


Course Description

This one-day course is designed to provide nurses with the tools, confidence and knowledge to successfully complete the Medical-Surgical Nursing Exam. This is a condensed version of the 2-Day Medical-Surgical Exam Review. The exam content outlines and blueprints from the ANCC and MSNCB® were used to develop this program. Topics covered from the exam content outlines will include review of body systems, cardiac, pulmonary, gastrointestinal and diabetes. Pathophys-iology of disease processes, including signs and symptoms and treatment modalities, will be presented. The nursing process and nursing practice roles in the management of patient care will be discussed through case scenarios and sample questions. Aspects of the practice domains will be addressed, and strategies for test-taking will also be covered.

Program Learning Outcomes

This program prepares the learner to:

  • Report a change in practice and/or knowledge at a 97% rate.

Contact Hours

ANCC Approved

ANCC Accredited Provider


Contact Hours: 7 (Includes 1 Pharmacology Contact Hour)


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


Cynthia "Cindy" Smith, MSN, RN, MEDSURG-BC, CNE's Profile

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Cindy has been a nurse for nearly 40 years, practicing in outpatient, medical-surgical, critical-care and long-term care settings. She has held various roles in leadership, management and education. She is on the nursing faculty of Nightingale College, where she teaches a variety of nursing courses in the BCN program. In addition, Cindy works as a staff nurse at Hampton Regional Medical Center in South Carolina.

Cindy graduated from Clemson University with a Bachelor’s Degree in nursing and also holds a Master’s Degree in adult Medical-Surgical Nursing as a Clinical Nurse Specialist from Georgia Southern University.

Cindy is certified in medical-surgical nursing and is also a certified nurse educator. She has authored numerous journal and continuing education articles. Her presentation style is practical and enthusiastic, making use of active-learning activities.

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.


IU Health Methodist 
Conference Center Room DG 422B
1701 N Senate Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46202


$12 Park in Garage 2 off Senate Ave.

Cancellation Policy

No refunds after October 5, 2023.

Hosting Hospital

Hosting Hospital

IU Health

IU Health

In conjunction with...

MED-ED, Inc. A Leader in Nursing Continuing Education


How to Register

Registration for this seminar is being handled through the hosting hospital.
Please download the brochure for more information or to register.

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Location Map

IU Health Methodist Hospital

1701 N Senate Ave, Indianapolis, Indiana 46202, United States
(317) 962-2000


Day 1
Date/Time: Thu, Oct 12, 2023 - 08:00A to 04:30P (EDT)

Contact Hours: 7

Topics Covered

  • ANCC vs. MSNCB® 
    Initial and Recertification Criteria | Costs | Exam Blueprints
  • Cardiovascular Disorders
    Medications | Acute Coronary Syndromes | Heart Failure | Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disorders
    Medications | Aspiration | COPD and Asthma | Pneumothorax | ABGS
  • Neurologic Disorders
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
    Fractures and Immobilization Devices | Rhabdomyolysis
  • Behavioral Disorders
    Developmental Stages | Delirium | Substance Abuse Disorders | Domestic/Intimate Partner Violence | Suicide Risk
  • Professional Role
    Nursing Theories
  • Immunological Considerations
  • Hematologoical Disorders
    Sickle-Cell Disease | DVT | Blood Products
  • Endocrine Disorders
    Thyroid Disorders | DKA | Hypoglycemia
  • Renal & GU Disorders
    Fluids and Electrolytes | Renal Injury and Failure
  • Gastrointestinal and Multisystem Disorders
    GI Bleed | Acute Abdomen | Sepsis
  • Test-Taking Strategies
  • *MSNCB® is a registered trademark of the Medical-Surgical Nursing certification Board, which neither sponsors nor endorses MED-ED.