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.
The practice of nursing constantly evolves. Traditionally, nurses have always been at the bedside of those who suffered from illnesses or injuries. The minds (knowledge) and hands of nurses were the tools they used to facilitate healing in the patients to whom they provided care. With all the innovations in technology, nurses have increasingly become surrounded by equipment that helps support and improve the patient’s health and wellness. It is undeniable that technology has made an incredibly positive impact on patient care.
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.