Have you ever heard some say that nurses are natural-born leaders?
Then, of course, the complete opposite is how did this nurse ever get chosen to be a nurse leader. Throughout my nursing career, there have been many different types of leaders I have worked with. Some leaders stand out more than others. I have often pondered, is this a born trait, or can it be learned? What can I do to be a better leader?Read More
The latest on AMSN's Advocacy News
The federal agency charged with carrying out $140 million worth of programs for nurse and health care professional mental health following the COVID pandemic should incorporate and engage medical-surgical nurses in their implementation, says a May 21 letter from AMSN to the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), part of the U.S.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
A Chance to Look Beyond
It certainly has been an interesting year. Covid-19 has dominated our lives both personally and professionally. We have seen changes to the way we gather, socialize with friends and family, learn or teach, and how we celebrate and mourn.Read More