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.
Join Us in Our Pod Every Month
The Medsurg Moments:The AMSN Podcast is an engaging look at the lives of - and surrounding- medical-surgical nurses. We’ll have guests on from every corner of the industry, bringing you stories that are relatable and compelling on myriad topics.
Our goal is to bring you interesting perspectives and insight that will serve you at any step of your nursing career.
Keeping You Connected to Legislation Affecting Nursing
Advocacy is an important part of the strategic plan for AMSN. Every month in this newsletter, and ongoing behind the scenes, we take on the issues you care about most. Whether the topic concerns healthy practice environments, safe staffing ratios, patient rights, or medication administering, we will make sure you are in the know. You will also have the opportunity to engage your elected officials as they vote on bills that will have an impact on you, your patients, and everything in between.
The 2019 AMSN Annual Convention in Chicago will be the can't-miss event of the fall. And, this year we are offering a payment plan for a limited time only to assist AMSN members with convention registration fees! You can receive discounted pricing on your convention registration fee, and break your fees up into 3 small payments instead of 1 bulk payment.
To qualify for this payment plan, you must be a current AMSN member and your membership must be valid through September 30, 2019. Don't miss out on this offer to get your discount for the convention!
As you know, AMSN, through our MSNCB offers certifications of CMSRN® and CCCTM® - credentialing that puts you in the driver’s seat of your career trajectory (info here: www.msncb.org). Stackable credentials are becoming the way of the future in the nursing industry, and more facilities are getting on board.
The National Academy of Medicine (NAM www.nam.edu) recently formed an action collaborative on clinician well-being. This is very aligned with the AMSN strategic plan and our healthy practice environment initiative. "We are proud to have submitted our commitment statement and application to become a network organization of the NAM efforts. We are committed to the cause and will do our part to drive this forward," says Terri Hinkley, CEO of AMSN.
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.