Jul 21, 2015

FVCC and Kalispell Regional Healthcare Offer Medical-Surgical Nursing Certification Course and Exam

Registration Deadline for Exam is August 1


Kalispell, Mont.—Flathead Valley Community College, in partnership with Kalispell Regional Healthcare, Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses and Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc., is offering licensed nurses the opportunity to become certified in medical-surgical nursing. The Medical-Surgical Nursing Certification Board will be on the college’s Kalispell campus to present a Medical-Surgical Nursing Certification review course October 15 and 16, followed by the national examination October 17. Licensed nurses will have the option of completing the review course, examination or both.


The review course will provide an opportunity for continuing nursing education hours and, for those taking the medical-surgical certification exam, the information necessary to achieve a passing score. The course also is ideal for registered nurses new to medical-surgical nursing or those who desire a refresher course or who are transitioning from another area into medical-surgical nursing.


The course will be instructed by Sally Russell, CMSRN, a 20-year veteran of medical-surgical nursing. Russell holds a master’s degree in nursing and has worked clinically as a staff nurse, taught in a diploma school of nursing for 15 years and served as director of education services for Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. for more than 10 years. Currently, she serves as nursing program administrator at Eagle Gate College in Salt Lake City.


The deadline to register for the course is October 1. To register, visit, click on Non-Credit Classes & Registration, and click on Health. Contact the Continuing Education Center with questions by calling (406) 756-3832 or


To be eligible to sit for the exam, candidates are required to hold a current, full and unrestricted registered nurse license in the United States or its territories or hold a current, full and unrestricted license as a first-level nurse in the countries in which the candidates’ nursing education was completed. Candidates also are required to meet the eligibility requirements for registered nurse licensure in the United States in accordance with the requirements of the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools. In addition, candidates are required to have practiced a minimum of two calendar years as a registered nurse in an adult medical-surgical setting and have accrued a minimum of 2,000 hours of practice within the past three years of practice in an adult medical-surgical setting.


The deadline to register for the exam is August 1. To register, visit Candidates also are required to register for a seat through the FVCC Continuing Education Center by contacting at (406) 756-3832 or