CEO'S Corner - January 2020!
AMSN is Here For You
Terri Hinkley, EdD, MBA, BScN, RN
Chief Executive Officer, AMSN & MSNCB
Welcome to 2020, the start of a new decade and the Year of the Nurse and Midwife, brought to us by The World Health Assembly, the governing body of the World Health Organization. I’m so excited to have a full year to celebrate you, our members!
AMSN has conducted several surveys over the past year, to ensure that we’re meeting your needs and to guide the new programs and services we’re building. We’ve asked you about membership, convention, education and advocacy. Your feedback is critical to our success, and we are grateful for all of you that took the time and effort to provide your feedback. We have listened to everything you said and are working to make AMSN an even stronger more vibrant and relevant community for all of you.
As a result of your feedback and the hard work of the board of directors and AMSN staff, AMSN is developing different programs and services to help you be the best medical-surgical nurses you can be. Educational programs, certificate programs, medical-surgical nursing competencies, CMSRN® certification preparation materials, new research that will inform and guide the work that we do, and so much more.
Also, in just about a month or so, we will be rolling out our brand-new website. Again, you helped us all along the way to help it come to fruition. Whether you participated in a survey, responded to an email with your concerns, or highlighted something you thought should be there, you helped create it just as much as our tech team of developers have. You reached out to us to explain what you want to see, how you’d like to engage, and what information means the most to you hone your skills and elevate your practice. You shared what tools you’ll need to better serve your patients. We can’t wait to hear what you think when you see it.
We’ll also be launching a beautiful new layout and content direction for our Med-Surg Matters publication, based on feedback and input you have given us. We’ll be giving thoughtful editorial coverage to our members, chapters, and partners to highlight all of the good work in the med-surg community. We’ll make sure unsung heroes don’t stay that way for long. We’ll help shed light on what it’s really like to be you – a med-surg nurse – in this day and age. Within the pages, we’ll also take a deeper dive into the stories and experiences that make our med-surg nurses so amazing. We are relying on each and every one of you to tell us your stories, share your successes, your fears, and your hopes. In the new Med-Surg Matters – you are the center of what matters.
We are so excited to celebrate you over the course of 2020, and beyond. Please feel free to reach out with any comments or suggestions you might have for programs, the new site, or the new publication. Or, about anything you’d like to share. You are at the heart of all we do. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org; I look forward to connecting with you.