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.
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.
The Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN) is strategically committed to healthy practice environments for medical-surgical nurses. AMSN’s first strategic goal is to support medical-surgical nurses in navigating the changing environment and enhancing their physical, psychological and emotional well-being. AMSN is focused on education, research, strategic partnerships and advocacy to achieve this important goal.
Terri Hinkely, MBA, BSN, RN, CCRC, AMSN CEO
As individuals in the nursing community, we are fundamentally wired to always be listening, always be considering the needs of those around us. We assess, we plan, we implement, and we evaluate. The nursing process is the cornerstone of nursing practice. At AMSN, we work hard – month in and month out – to embody the same process when we interact with our members. The things that matter to each and every one of you, also matter to us.