Community. Robin Hertel, AMSN President, spoke of community in her ‘Robin’s Nest’ message in this newsletter. Community likely means something slightly different to all of us, but one thing community will have in common for all of us is that it invokes a sense of belonging. Whether geographical, spiritual, familial or professional, community is where we find expertise, wisdom and support from people that we identify with.
A Sense of Community
by Robin Hertel, EdS, MSN, RN, CMSRN
It’s been a tough couple of months for nursing. In February, a nurse at Vanderbilt was arrested and charged with reckless homicide after a medication error resulted in the death of a patient. Just last month, nurses were in an uproar over Washington Senator Maureen Walsh’s uninformed comments about what nurses do. Incidents like these, and those that happen on a daily basis can bring nurses closer together to offer support and build a sense of community.
Support Title 8
The following statement will be sent to the following representatives of the Subcommittee on Labor, HHS and Education: Sen. Roy Blunt, Rep. Nita Lowey, Sen. Patty Murray, Rep. Tom Cole on behalf of AMSN.
Dear Chairs and Ranking Members,
Look Me Up at Convention: A Time to Catch Up with Colleagues
by: Robin Hertel, EdS, MSN, RN, CMSRN, President - AMSN
I’m excited to return to Chicago for this year’s AMSN National Convention, the site of my first convention. I was inspired from the time of the opening ceremony until the close of the convention by the high-level sessions, networking opportunities, and wonderful posters.
Welcome to the April/May Edition of MSNCB's Certification Central, your must-read recertification resource. One of the most common questions I am asked by both new and seasoned nurses concerns my career path in nursing. Specifically, they want to know the how and the why behind my career.
When I reflect on my career, I remember that as a newer nurse I was always eager to learn new skills, techniques, and of course new knowledge. I volunteered for committees, helped with annual skills competency days, and later became a nursing preceptor.
By Terri Hinkely, MBA, BSN, RN, CCRC, AMSN CEO
Continuing education is a passion of mine. No, really. I work for a professional nursing society where we promote professional development and encourage continuing education. We know that in today’s volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) health care environment, continuing education and professional development are critical to navigating our workplaces. That’s why the board of directors and the AMSN staff are focused on providing you with the education and tools you need to be successful at work.
PREPARED STATEMENT OF DR. LINDA YODER, PhD, MBA, RN, AOCN, FAAN
ACADEMY OF MEDICAL-SURGICAL NURSES IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT
NATIONAL ACADEMIES OF SCIENCE, ENGINEERING AND MEDICINE
FUTURE OF NURSING 2020-2030 INAUGURAL PUBLIC PANEL
Co-chair Doctors Wakefield and Williams, members of the panel, colleagues:
I am Dr. Linda Yoder, immediate past president of the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses. Thank you for the opportunity to present on behalf of our AMSN President Robin Hertel and our members.
AMSN Asks Members to Contact Congress: Support Safe Staffing and Reauthorize Title 8
The time is now to build support for improving patient access to quality care by strengthening nursing education!
Will you take a few moments today and write or call your U.S. Representative and say “support safe patient care, cosponsor HR 728 to reauthorize Title 8”?