Compassion

Compassion, Commitment, Connection

AMSN’s tagline is Compassion, Commitment, Connection!

AMSN’s tagline is Compassion, Commitment, Connection, and we know medical-surgical nurses display these traits every day. Medical-surgical nurses show empathy and compassion to patients and their family members every shift they work.
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Trauma comes in may forms

CEO's Corner - April 2021

Trauma: Why We Need Connections More Than Ever

As nurses, we understand the word trauma and the implications of the resulting damage. I would guess you immediately envisioned a trauma bay in an Emergency Department, with someone with catastrophic injuries swarmed by a team of professionals working in orchestrated chaos to preserve life.
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Nursing Certification: Past & Present

Antoinette Falker, DNP, RN, GCNS-BC, CMSRN

National Certified Nurses Day was established in 2006 in honor of Dr. Margretta Madden Styles, EdD, RN, FAAN. She was an American nurse, author, educator, and nursing school dean who transformed the profession of nursing. Dr Styles was instrumental in developing stricter criteria and credentialling standards for nursing.
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Summer Bryant

Check It Out

Dr. Summer Bryant, DNP, RN, CMSRN, AMSN President 

2021 marks AMSN’s 30th anniversary!  It is amazing to think that AMSN has been supporting and educating medical-surgical nurses for three decades.
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CEO's Corner - March 2021

The Ongoing Need for DEI Initiatives

AMSN first spoke out on issues of DEI with an anti-racism pledge in June 2020. We committed to doing more and we have been working to make that happen. I wanted to provide an update on the work we have been doing and our next steps. Before I do that, though, I thought I would share some data on why this work remains critically important for AMSN.
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Evidence-based practice (EBP) is critical in the ever-changing world of healthcare. Most nurses have heard about it. Some learned it in their undergraduate, graduate or doctoral programs. Some have never had any exposure to EBP in school or the real world. Do you have a culture that supports EBP where you practice?
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This year AMSN is celebrating its 30th anniversary. It is exciting to think of everything AMSN has accomplished in the past 30 years and to look ahead to the future of medical-surgical nursing. On a personal note, it is astounding to me that I have been a part of AMSN for half of those 30 years. That is nearly as long as I have been married!
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Everyone is familiar with most of the holidays in February, the most familiar probably being Valentine’s Day. It’s a day to let friends, family and lovers know how much they mean to us and that we are thinking of them. But did you also know that February 17 is National Random Acts of Kindness Day? Or that the 19th is National Caregivers Day? 
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CEO's Corner - February 2021

Black History Month

In recognition and support of Black History Month, which is from February 1st to March 1st, I thought it would be helpful to provide some background on the month and some celebrations/resources you can explore to learn more.
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No One Else Understands

No One Else Understands

No one else understands the loss we have witnessed... the fatigue we feel... except the people who live it.

For those that do not know me, my name is Becky Jane, aka the singing, sassy, whistling nurse. My personality is huge, I don't know a stranger, and I am a touchy, huggee, kissy person.
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