Lillian Wald

Lillian Wald

Nurses Week Spotlight - Biography

Lillian Wald was born on March 10, 1867, in Cincinnati, Ohio. She was born into a life of privilege and received an excellent education. When Wald was sixteen, she applied to Vassar in order to continue her education but was denied entry as officials at Vassar believed she was too young.
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Brigadier General Hazel Johnson-Brown

Brigadier General Hazel Johnson-Brown

Nurses Week Spotlight - Biography

Brigadier General Hazel Johnson-Brown was born on October 10, 1927, in West Chester, Pennsylvania as Hazel Johnson. She became interested in nursing at a young age and applied to nursing school when she became an adult. However, her application to Chester County Hospital School of Nursing was denied because she was black.
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Let's Demand!

Happy Nurses Month

Let’s Celebrate Nurses Month Differently This Year

CEO’s May Message for the AMSN Blog National Nurses month is here. It’s the third year in a row that it has been celebrated for one month instead of one week. Normally a time to recognize and celebrate the hard work nurses do every day of the year, this year’s celebration feels different, somehow. Maybe it’s the two years of the pandemic.
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Angels walk among us

Happy Nurses Month!

AMSN President’s May Message for the AMSN Blog

As we celebrate another Nurses Month this May, I want to thank each of you for your sacrifices and your dedication to our patients, their loved ones, and each other.
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Volunteer!

Volunteering with MSNCB

Talk the Talk & Walk the Walk

April 2022 There is an adage that says, “Talk the Talk & Walk the Walk.” Essentially, it means that what you say you should do!
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We want to know!
Happy spring to everyone and I wish you a wonderful Nurses’ Week coming up in May! I love this time of year as we begin to see a renewal of life and resources in nature. Flowers are blooming, leaves are returning, butterflies are merging, and there is a lot of positive energy in the universe.
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Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Shining a Light on Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Among the U.S. population, 7-8 percent will have PTSD at some point in their lives. Approximately 10 percent of women and 4 percent of men develop PTSD at some point in their lives.
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Is This What it is Supposed to be Like?

Is This What it is Supposed to be Like?

April 2022 Connections - President’s Message

Recently I was talking to nurse leaders at a hospital on the east coast. We were discussing the state of their nursing unit and all the new staff they have.  They told me that one of their nurses with 2 years of experience—all during the pandemic—asked them, “is this what it is like?” 
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Join us for the 31th AMSN Annual Convention September 29 – October 2, 2022. Celebrating 31 Years Dedicated to Med-Surg Nurses. Join the Global Celebration at Convention this year.

AMSN Convention 2022

See you in San Antonio

See you in San Antonio! We are committed to having something in person, especially after having to be virtual the past two years. Unless we are told that we are unable to be together in San Antonio, you can trust that we’ll be together in some way this year.
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AMSN PRISM Award®

My Favorite Job as AMSN President

March 2022 Connections Message

One of my favorite jobs as AMSN President is notifying medical-surgical units that they have received the AMSN PRISM Award®.
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