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What is MSNICB!

The MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS NURSES INTERNATIONAL CERTIFICATION BOARD (MSNICB) was established by the International Organization of Multiple Sclerosis Nurses (IOMSN) to develop criteria for certification and recertification and administer the Certification Examination for Multiple Sclerosis Nurses.

What is certification?

The IOMSN endorses the concept of voluntary certification by examination for nursing professionals providing care in multiple sclerosis. Those who work or have worked in this specialty and meet eligibility requirements may be candidates to take this examination. Certification focuses specifically on the individual and is an indication of knowledge and skills in MS practice. MS nursing certification provides normal recognition of a level of knowledge in the field and promotes delivery of safe and effective practice in the domains of Clinical Practice (disease course, epidemiology of MS, pathology, diagnosis, pharmacologic therapies, non-pharmacologic therapies, psychosocial assessment and interventions), Advocacy (ethical practice, negotiating the healthcare system, empowerment, knowledge of the community resources, patient rights, consultation expertise), Education (principles of teaching/learning, health promotion and change theory, special populations professional development) and Research (evidence-based practice, protection of human subjects, research terminology and process).

Who is eligible for certification?
It is recommended that candidates have at least two years of experience in multiple sclerosis nursing. Candidates must meet the following requirements:
1. Currently registered as a Registered Nurse, or the equivalent in other countries.
2. Completion and filing of an Application for the Multiple Sclerosis Certified Nursing (MSCN) Examination.
3. Payment of required fee.

What content is covered in the examinations?
1. Basic Concepts of MS (disease course classification, neuroanatomy, pathophysiology of MS, diagnostic process and tools)
2. Pharmacologic and Non-Pharmacologic Treatment
3. Symptom Management
4. Psychosocial Intervention
5. Research and Education Initiatives
6. Patient Advocacy

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Meet Our Executive Officers!

June Halper

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Marijean Buhse

Immediate Past - President

Sarah Cecil

President - Elect


What Our Nurses Say About Us?

Proud To Be MSCN!

It’s not only the recognition of my qualification but also the access to continuous training and the possibility to share with people of great experience.

Philippe Calay, RN, MSCN (Belgium)

Excited and proud!

Having an MS certification validates that my colleagues and I have the clinical knowledge, experience and skills set to provide high quality care to those living with MS. I remember when I first passed the exam, I was so excited and proud! Today, I am still delighted to list MSCN alongside my nursing credentials.

Rachael Stacom, MSN, ANP-BC, MSCN

MSCN recognizes knowledge.

Certification in MS nursing (MSCN) recognizes knowledge necessary for multiple sclerosis care delivery and sets a baseline level for a trusting nurse-patient relationship.

June Halper, MSN, APN-C, FAAN, MSCN

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