Robin’s column this month referenced the important role coaching and mentoring played in her career and personal development. I was also fortunate to have many wonderful peer coaches during my nursing career and I am forever grateful for the relationships I was able to build and cultivate over that time.
I’ve been very blessed in my professional career due, in large part, to the mentors and coaches I’ve had along the way. During my initial training and then later as an academic colleague, faculty members Sandra Gottschalk, Beryl Dinges and Michele Unrein provided encouragement and guidance, accepting no less than the very best I could do. Each of these leaders instilled a love of the nursing profession in me and sparked my interest in nursing leadership.
REMARKS OF TERRI HINKLEY, EdD, MBA, BScN, RN
CEO, ACADEMY OF MEDICAL SURGICAL NURSES
MEDICAL-SURGICAL NURSING CERTIFICATION BOARD
ON MEETING OF NATIONAL ACADEMY OF MEDICINE
FUTURE OF NURSING 2020-2030 TOWN HALL
Health Care Workforce, Quality and Patient Safety, Select Populations and Health Equity
JULY 24, 2019, PHILADELPHIA PA
I’m Dr. Terri Hinkley, CEO of the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses and the Medical-Surgical Nursing Certification Board.
The International Council of Nurses (ICN) Congress was an inspirational and educational conference attended by thousands of nurses from around the world. It certainly was enlightening to recognize that nurses around the world face some collective opportunities and challenges. As you read in President Robin Hertel’s ‘Robin’s Nest’, one focus of the conference was the importance of the social determinants of health (SDOH) in managing the health of our patients.
The AMSN HUB now has a place for med-surg nursing advocates! Established in July, the AMSN “Med-Surg Nurse Advocacy” community includes updates on policy agenda priorities of AMSN – and your engagement and participation! Every AMSN member is enrolled in the Med-Surg Nurse Advocacy HUB community.
To learn more and participate, connect with https://community.amsn.org.
A Reflection of Nursing Around the World
by Robin Hertel, EdS, MSN, RN, CMSRN - President, AMSN
I recently attended the International Council of Nurses Congress Conference, held in Singapore this month. It was a gathering of more than 5,000 nurses from over 120 countries. Discussions and poster presentations over four days involved many of the issues nurses face on a daily basis, including safe staffing, workplace safety, quality, and the healthcare model.
In May, AMSN and MSNCB CEO Terri Hinkley, EdD, MBA, BScN, RN received her Doctorate in Human and Organizational Learning from George Washington University. The Human & Organizational Learning curriculum focuses on organizational issues such as strategic change, transformational leadership, individual and group learning processes, organizational development, and global and international issues. The degree helped Hinkley to develop a more critical lens with which to see the nursing community and its issues and challenges.