Traditionally viewed as an entry level position, today Med/Surg is a specialty as it requires nurses to master so many skills.
The majority of hospitalized patients are admitted to M/S either directly or after surgery. M/S is also where patients who have been in critical care (ICU) are transferred when they no longer need critical care but still require nursing care.
Also known as:
Med-Surg / Tele,
Post Op Surgical,
Med Surg / Wound Care Nurse,
Active BLS from the American Heart Association
Active professional license within the state of practice
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) credentialing through the American Heart Association is recommended and may be required for specific registered nurses and travel nurse positions
Other specialty-related certifications are preferred and may be required for specific positions
Experience as a Med-Surg Nurse in a hospital setting
Minimum of 2 years of experience as an RN