Volunteer positions available for AMSN’s Clinical Leadership Development Program. Content review, item writers, test form review & item analysis, standard setting & cut score.
AMSN's Clinical Leadership Development Program (CLDP) is a valuable educational resource for front-line medical-surgical nurses to develop their leadership abilities and behaviors. AMSN, in partnership with MSNCB, is in the process of converting the CLDP to a certificate program and are in need of volunteers to make this happen!
Uncle Sam and health programs important to AMSN got a brief reprieve from the risk of shutdown late November as Congress passed and the President signed into law another “continuing resolution” stopgap government funding measure. Federal programs are now funded through Dec. 20, 2019. Meanwhile, congressional negotiators are working to finalize overdue 2020 spending plans and keep the government from shutting down during the holidays.
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a major AMSN legislative priority on Oct. 28, the Title 8 Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act (HR 728). During debate, bill sponsor Rep. David Joyce (R-OH) said, “By passing this legislation, Congress can make a direct investment in our nation’s health.” Original cosponsor Rep. Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR), said, “Demand for health care services provided by nurses continues to grow, and we must expand and support these programs to maintain a highly educated nursing workforce.” Adopted by voice vote, HR 728 now moves to the U.S.
Med-Surg Nurses’ Week is November 1-7 and we are so happy to celebrate you! We have several ways in which we are recognizing and celebrating you, our members, during your week. Please be sure to download your social media profile frame and share it far and wide, along with our hashtag, #MSNW19! We have had photo contests, webinars, shared self-care tips, and published some videos we think you’ll love! From all of us at AMSN, thank you for all you do every single day. We are proud to represent the hardest-working group of nurses, medical-surgical nurses.
Happy Medical-Surgical Nurses week! Medical-Surgical Nurses week is celebrated every November 1-7 in part to recognize the specialty of medical-surgical nursing, but also to celebrate you and the amazing things you do daily for your patients and their families, your colleagues, community and the profession of nursing. I hope you will share some of the fun you had this week on AMSN’s social media pages!
A presidential executive order supports nurses and other health care professionals practicing to the fullest extent of their scope and skill – a longtime priority of AMSN and other nursing organizations. Released on Oct.
The last few weeks have been a whirlwind! I have attended a think tank on the professional identity formation of nurses in which I had the honor to collaborate with 49 other nurse leaders across education, legislation, and practice. Last week was AMSN’s National Convention and what a wonderful experience that was! More than 1,300 nurses gathered to discuss, learn, and network. It was 3 days filled with plenty of joy, comradery, and hard work.