History of AMSN

How AMSN was Established

In 1990, the American Nurses Association prompted conducting a survey regarding attitudes of nurses working in adult health areas toward membership in professional organizations.

The survey was distributed to council members, participants at the 1990 American Journal of Nursing (AJN) Conference for Medical-Surgical and Geriatric Nurses, and certified nurses in medical-surgical nursing.

An overwhelming 86% of respondents reported that there was no representative for medical-surgical nurses, and 82% responded they were interested in exploring membership for medical-surgical nurses.

A proposal was created to develop an organization that would meet the rapidly changing needs of the medical-surgical nurse and be able to support education of the latest clinical trends.

In summary, this organization was formed to reach the "hidden and silent" heroes of tertiary care facilities - you.

The original objectives of AMSN were to:

  • improve the image of the medical-surgical nursing
  • develop standards for medical-surgical nursing practice
  • create a Core Curriculum for establishing the essence of the medical-surgical nursing practice

These objectives continue to be refined, tested, and updated. This specialty group, formed by medical-surgical nurses, has a commitment to achieve the highest level of clinical and professional functioning that assures the public of the highest level of cost-effective, quality patient care by our membership.

Past and Present AMSN Board of Directors

2016-2017

Jill Arzouman

Linda Yoder
President

Membership: 11,345

Convention:
25th Annual Convention
September 29-October 2, 2016, Washington, DC

Board of Directors:

  • Linda H. Yoder, PhD, MBA, RN, AOCN, FAAN President
  • Jill Arzouman, DNP, RN, ACNS-BC, CMSRN, Immediate Past President
  • Marisa Streelman, MSN, RN, CMSRN, Treasurer
  • Robin A. Hertel, MSN RN CMSRN, Secretary
  • Summer Bryant, MSN, RN, CMSRN
  • Heather Craven, PhD, RN, CMSRN
  • Jennifer Kennedy, MS, RN-BC
  • Julie Kennedy, MSN, RN, CMSRN
  • Cynthia N. Hnatiuk, EdD, RN, CAE, FAAN, Chief Executive Officer

Highlights:

  • Developed the Clinical Leadership Development Program (CDLP) for clinical nurses at the bedside. Collaborated with Health Stream to create an online platform to make the 10 module program available to nurses
  • Published the Core Curriculum for Medical-Surgical Nursing, Fifth Edition
  • Collaborated with APNA to develop protocols and standards for the medical-surgical nurse providing care for the patient who has attempted/contemplated suicide
  • Established an online community for volunteers to communicate and share information
  • AMSN has a record attendance of 1,129 participants at the 24th annual convention

2015-2016

Jill Arzouman

Jill Arzouman
President

Membership: 11,496

Convention:
24th Annual Convention
September 24-27, 2015, Las Vegas, NV

Board of Directors:

  • Jill Arzouman, DNP, RN, ACNS-BC, CMSRN, President
  • Linda H. Yoder, PhD, MBA, RN,  President-Elect
  • Marisa Streelman, MSN, RN, CMSRN, Treasurer
  • Robin A. Hertel, MSN RN CMSRN, Secretary
  • Michele George, MBA, BSN, RN, Director
  • Jennifer Kennedy, MS, RN-BC
  • Julie Kennedy, MSN, RN, CMSRN
  • Summer Bryant, MSN, RN, CMSRN
  • Cynthia N. Hnatiuk, EdD, RN, CAE, FAAN, Executive Director

Highlights:

  • Developed the Clinical Leadership Development Program (CDLP) for clinical nurses at the bedside. Collaborated with Health Stream to create an online platform to make the 10 module program available to nurses
  • Published the Core Curriculum for Medical-Surgical Nursing, Fifth Edition
  • Collaborated with APNA to develop protocols and standards for the medical-surgical nurse providing care for the patient who has attempted/contemplated suicide
  • Established an online community for volunteers to communicate and share information
  • AMSN has a record attendance of 1,129 participants at the 24th annual convention

2014-2015

Jill Arzouman

Jill Arzouman
President

Membership: 11,306

Convention:
23rd Annual Convention
September 11-14, 2014, Orlando, FL

Board of Directors:

  • Jill Arzouman, MS, RN, ACNS-BC, CMSRN, President
  • Kathleen Lattavo, MSN, RN, CNS-MS, CMSRN, RN-BC, ACNS-BC,  Immediate Past President
  • Jane Lacovara, MSN, RN, CNS-BC, CMSRN, Treasurer
  • Robin A. Hertel, MSN RN CMSRN, Secretary
  • Cynthia C. Barrere, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, Director
  • Dee Eldardiri, MS, RN-BC, CMSRN, Director
  • Gloria J. Hurst, BSN, RN, CMSRN, Director
  • Michele George, MBA, BSN, RN, Director
  • Cynthia N. Hnatiuk, EdD, RN, CAE, FAAN, Executive Director

Highlights:

  • Collaborated with Dr. Marlene Kramer to recognize healthy practice environments in medical-surgical nursing units.
  • Collaborated with American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing (AAACN) in Care Coordination and Transition Management.
  • Implemented an online toolkit to support AMSN volunteers in leading committees and task forces.

2013-2014

Kathy Lattavo

Kathy Lattavo
President

Membership: 10,866

Convention:
22nd Annual Convention
September 25-29, 2013, Nashville, TN

Board of Directors:

  • Kathleen Lattavo, MSN, RN, CNS-MS, CMSRN, RN-BC, ACNS-BC,  President
  • Jill Arzouman, MS, RN, ACNS-BC, CMSRN, President-Elect
  • Jane Lacovara, MSN, RN, CNS-BC, CMSRN, Treasurer
  • Robin A. Hertel, MSN RN CMSRN, Secretary
  • Cynthia C. Barrere, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, Director
  • Dee Eldardiri, MS, RN-BC, CMSRN, Director
  • Gloria J. Hurst, BSN, RN, CMSRN, Director
  • Michele George, MBA, BSN, RN, Director
  • Cynthia N. Hnatiuk, EdD, RN, CAE, FAAN, Executive Director

Highlights:

  • Participated as a strategic partner in the Alliance to Advance Patient Nutrition.
  • Collaborating with the Medical-Surgical Nursing Certification Board (MSNCB) in the FailSafe program – A program in which a health care facility registers 10 or more nurses to take the CMSRN exam within a year. The nurse gets more than one chance to pass the exam, and the health care facility doesn't pay until the nurse passes.
  • More than 18,000 nurses have earned the CMSRN credential since its inception in 2003.

2012-2013

Kathy Lattavo

Kathy Lattavo
President

Membership: 9,934

Convention:
21st Annual Convention
October 4-7, 2012; Salt Lake City, UT

Board of Directors:

  • Kathleen Lattavo, MSN, RN, CMSRN, President
  • Sandra Fights, MS, RN, CMSRN, CNE, Immediate Past President
  • Jane Lacovara, MSN, RN, CMSRN, Treasurer
  • Robin A. Hertel, MSN RN CMSRN, Secretary
  • Cynthia C. Barrere, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, Director
  • Dee Eldardiri, MS, RN-BC, CMSRN, Director
  • Gloria J. Hurst, BSN, RN, CMSRN, Director
  • Denise Verosky, MSN, MS, RN, CMSRN, Director
  • Cynthia N. Hnatiuk, EdD, RN, CAE, Executive Director

Highlights:

  • Membership increases 13% from 2011.
  • The Future’s so Bright...

2011-2012

Sandra Fights

Sandra Fights
President

Membership: 8,786

Convention:
20th Annual Convention, September 6-12, 2011; Boston, MA

Board of Directors:

  • Sandra Fights, MS, RN, CMSRN, CNE, President
  • Kathleen Lattavo, MSN, RN, CMSRN, President-Elect
  • Jill Arzouman, MS, RN, ACNS, BC, Treasurer
  • Robin A. Hertel, MSN, RN, CMSRN, Secretary
  • Dee Eldardiri, MS, RN-BC, CMSRN, Director
  • Jane Lacovara, MSN, RN, CMSRN, Director
  • Denise Verosky, MSN, MS, CNS, CMSRN, Director
  • Linda Yoder, PhD, MBA, RN, AOCN, FAAN, Director
  • Cynthia N. Hnatiuk, EdD, RN, CAE, Executive Director

Highlights:

  • Membership reaches an all-time high.
  • Over 2,300 nurses earned the Certified Medical-Surgical Registered Nurse (CMSRN) credential through the Medical-Surgical Nursing Certification Board (MSNCB), the AMSN certification partner.

2010-2011

Sandra Fights

Sandra Fights
President

Membership: 8,441

Board of Directors:

  • Sandra Fights, MS, RN, CMSRN, CNE, President
  • Kathleen Singleton, MSN, RN, CN,S CMSRN, Immediate Past President
  • Jill Arzouman, MS, RN, ACNS, BC, Treasurer
  • Kathleen Lattavo, MSN, RN, CMSRN, Secretary
  • Dee Eldardiri, MS, RN-BC, CMSRN, Director
  • Jane Lacovara, MSN, RN, CMSRN, Director
  • Denise Verosky, MSN, MS, CNS, CMSRN, Director
  • Linda Yoder, PhD, MBA, RN, AOCN, FAAN, Director
  • Cynthia N. Hnatiuk, EdD, RN, CAE, Executive Director

Highlights:

  • Created and began implementing a new strategic plan. Created the AMSN priority agenda.
  • Introduced a new tagline, Compassion. Commitment. Connection.
  • Over 2,300 nurses earned the Certified Medical-Surgical Registered Nurse (CMSRN) credential through the Medical-Surgical Nursing Certification Board (MSNCB)

2009-2010

Kathleen Singleton

Kathleen Singleton
President

Membership: 7,529

Convention:
19th Annual Convention, October 20-25, 2010; Las Vegas, NV

Board of Directors:

  • Kathleen Singleton, MSN, RN, CNS, CMSRN, President
  • Sandra Fights, MS, RN, CMSRN, CNE, President-Elect
  • Kathleen Lattavo, MSN, RN, CMSRN, Secretary
  • Jill Arzouman, MS, RN, ACNS, BC, Treasurer
  • Mary Grindel, BSN, MHA, RN, CMSRN, Director
  • Jane Lacovara, MSN, RN, CMSRN, Director
  • Denise Verosky, MSN, MS, CNS, CMSRN, Director
  • Linda Yoder, PhD, MBA, RN, AOCN, FAAN, Director
  • Cynthia N. Hnatiuk, EdD, RN, CAE, Executive Director

Highlights:

  • Implemented a new process for responding to member inquiries about clinical practice-related questions
  • Partnered with Philips Healthcare to award a $5,000 research grant. Awarded 18 additional grants and scholarships
  • Began offering free CNE from MEDSURG Nursing Journal and MedSurg Matters! to all AMSN members (approx. 18 CNE contact hours per year)
  • Implemented a totally paperless voting process with 2009 national election

2008-2009

Kathleen Singleton

Kathleen Singleton
President

Membership: 7,611

Convention: 18th Annual Convention, September 9-14, 2009; Washington, DC

Board of Directors:

  • Kathleen Singleton, MSN, RN, CNS, CMSRN, President
  • Kathleen Reeves, MSN, RN, CNS, CMSRN, Immediate Past President
  • Kathleen Lattavo, MSN, RN, CMSRN, Secretary
  • Jill Arzouman, MS, RN, ACNS, BC, Treasurer
  • Sandra Fights, MS, RN, CMSRN, Director
  • Mary Grindel, BSN, MHA, RN, CMSRN, Director
  • Denise Verosky, MSN, MS, CNS, CMSRN, Director
  • JoAnn Wilson, BSN, RN, CMSRN, Director

Highlights:

  • Provided more than 30 Certification Review Course On-The-Road programs.
  • Awarded the APEX Award for Publication Excellence for MedSurg Matters! newsletter.
  • Introduced online voting with a hybrid election of paper and online voting.

2007-2008

Kathleen Reeves

Kathleen Reeves
President

Membership: 6,866

Convention: 17th Annual Convention, October 1-6, 2008; Nashville, TN

Board of Directors:

  • Kathleen A. Reeves, MSN, RN, CNS, CMSRN, President
  • Kathleen A. Singleton, MSN, RN, CNS, CMSRN, President-Elect
  • Jill Arzouman, MS, RN, ACNS, BC, Treasurer
  • Kathleen Lattavo, MSN, RN, CMSRN, Secretary
  • Sandra D. Fights, MS, RN, CMSRN, Director
  • Mary Grindel, BSN, MHA, RN, CMSRN, Director
  • Denise Verosky, MSN, MS, RN, CMSRN, Director
  • Jo-Ann Wilson, BSN, RN, CMSRN, Director

Highlights:

  • Over 1,600 nurses earned the Certified Medical-Surgical Registered Nurse (CMSRN) credential through the Medical-Surgical Nursing Certification Board (MSNCB), AMSN’s certification arm.
  • Raised $20,000 for the AMSN Foundation through a generous matching gifts program sponsored by AMSN Past President, Cecelia Gatson Grindel and husband, Mike.
  • Awarded the 2007 APEX Award for Publication Excellence for revised membership brochure.

2006-2007

Kathleen Reeves

Kathleen Reeves
President

Membership: 6,064

Convention: 16th Annual Convention, October 24-27, 2007; Las Vegas, NV

Board of Directors:

  • Kathleen A. Reeves, MSN, RN, CNS, CMSRN, President
  • Cecelia Gatson Grindel, PhD, RN, CMSRN, FAAN, Immediate Past President
  • Kathleen A. Singleton, MSN, RN, CNS, CMSRN, Treasurer
  • Kathleen Lattavo, MSN, RN, CMSRN, Secretary
  • Edna Ennis, BSN, RN, CMSRN, Director
  • Sandra D. Fights, MS, RN, CMSRN, Director
  • Teresa Ann Snyder, BSN, RN, Director
  • Jo-Ann Wedemeyer, BSN, RN, CMSRN, Director

Highlights:

  • Introduced a new self-study program for certification review.
  • Established the annual celebration of Medical-Surgical Nurses Week, November 1-7.

2005-2006

Cecelia Gatson Grindel

Cecelia Gatson Grindel
President

Membership: 5,222

Convention: Leading the Way to Excellence in Nursing Practice, September 6-11, 2006; Philadelphia, PA

Board of Directors:

  • Cecelia Gatson Grindel, PhD, CMSRN, President
  • Kathleen A. Reeves, MSN, CNS, CMSRN, President-Elect
  • Jacqueline Guhde, MSN, RN, CNS, Treasurer
  • Juergen Deutzer, MSN, RN, CMSRN, Secretary
  • Ann Y. DiAgostino, BSN, RN, CMSRN, Director
  • Edna Ennis, BSN, RN, CMSRN, Director
  • Teresa Ann Snyder, BSN, RN, Director
  • Noel Banks Kerr, MN, RN, CMSRN, Director

Highlights:

  • The Scope and Standards of Medical-Surgical Clinical Nurse Specialist Practice were developed and published.
  • Nurses Nurturing Nurses TM Online Mentoring Program is introduced.
  • The AMSN Foundation kick-offs off fund-raising activities to match a $10,000 gift.

2004-2005

Cecelia Gatson Grindel

Cecelia Gatson Grindel
President

Membership: 3,848

Convention: The Many Faces of Medical-Surgical Nursing, October 27-30, 2005; Las Vegas, NV

Board of Directors:

  • Cecelia Gatson Grindel, PhD, CMSRN, President
  • Doris Greggs-McQuilkin, MSA, BSN, RN, Immediate Past President
  • Jacqueline Guhde, MSN, RN, CNS, Treasurer
  • Cynthia W. Ward, MS, RN,BC, CMSRN, Secretary
  • Ann Y. DiAgostino, BSN, RN, CMSRN, Director
  • Tonye P. Cox-Miller, BSN, RN, Director
  • Katherine Chick, MSN, RN, CNS, Director
  • Noel Banks Kerr, MN, RN, CMSRN, Director

Highlights:

  • Cece Grindel, AMSN's second president, begins a second term as President of the association. She is the only President to be elected to second term.
  • AMSN's Board of Directors implement the new strategic plan.
  • Hurricane Katrina causes the AMSN Annual Convention to be rescheduled from September 22-25 in New Orleans, LA to October 27-30 in Las Vegas, NV.
  • AMSN has a record attendance of 696 attendees at the annual convention.

2003-2004

Doris Greggs-McQuilkin

Doris Greggs-McQuilkin
President

Membership: 3,158

Convention: The Magnificent Specialty of Medical-Surgical Nursing, September 8-12, 2004; Chicago, IL

Board of Directors:

  • Doris Greggs-McQuilkin, MSA, BSN, RN, President
  • Cecelia Gatson Grindel, PhD, CMSRN, President-Elect
  • Kathleen A. Reeves, MSN, RN,C, Treasurer
  • Cynthia W. Ward, MS, RN,BC, CMSRN, Secretary
  • Karen E. McPherson, MS, RN, BC, CRNP, APRN-BC, Northeast Regional Director
  • Tonye P. Cox, BSN, RN, Southern Regional Director
  • Katherine Chick, MSN, RN, CNS, North Central Regional Director
  • Noel Banks, MN, RN, CMSRN, Western Regional Director

Highlights:

  • The AMSN Research & Scholarship Fund of the Nursing Economic$ Foundation is established
  • Board of Directors structure change from a regional model to a knowledge-based strategic based model.
  • First Annual Leadership Summit was held.

2002-2003

Doris Greggs-McQuilkin

Doris Greggs-McQuilkin
President

Membership: 2,766

Convention: Reaching New Heights in Medical-Surgical Nursing, October 16-19, 2003; Reno, NV

Board of Directors:

  • Doris Greggs-McQuilkin, MSA, BSN, RN, President
  • Marlene L. Roman, MSN, RN,Immediate Past President
  • Kathleen A. Reeves, MSN, RN,C, Treasurer
  • Diane Daddario, BSN, RN,BC, Secretary
  • Karen E. McPherson, MS, RN, BC, CRNP, APRN-BC, Northeast Regional Director
  • Cynthia W. Ward, MS, RN,C, Southern Regional Director
  • Kathleen Singleton, MSN, RN, North Central Regional Director
  • Noel Banks, MN, RN, Western Regional Director

Highlights:

  • The first Certified Medical-Surgical Registered Nurse (CMSRN) exam is given in May 2003.
  • 702 nurses pass the certification exam and become CMSRN's in 2003.

2001-2002

Marlene Roman

Marlene Roman
President

Membership: 2,464

Convention: Medical-Surgical Nursing: The First Line of Defense, October 17-20, 2002; Washington, DC

Board of Directors:

  • Marlene L. Roman, MSN, RN, President
  • Doris Greggs-McQuilkin, MSA, BSN, RN, President-Elect
  • Kathleen A. Reeves, MSN, RN,C, Treasurer
  • Diane Daddario, BSN, RN,BC, Secretary
  • Mary L. Matice, RN, Northeast Regional Director
  • Cynthia W. Ward, MS, RN,C, Southern Regional Director
  • Kathleen Singleton, MSN, RN, North Central Regional Director
  • Lee Northrup, BSN, RN, Western Regional Director

Highlights:

  • In February 2002, the Board of Directors approved moving forward with developing a medical-surgical nursing certification exam.
  • A certification task force was formed and a blueprint was designed.
  • AMSN News is renamed MedSurg Matters!.

2000-2001

Marlene Roman

Marlene Roman
President

Membership: 2,495

Convention: Medical-Surgical Nursing: Caring at the Crossroads of Adult Health, October 18-21, 2001; Kansas City, MO

Board of Directors:

  • Marlene L. Roman, MSN, RN, President
  • Doris Greggs-McQuilkin, MSA, BSN, RN, President-Elect
  • Sharon Gothberg, BSN, RN,C, Immediate Past President
  • Kathleen A. Reeves, MSN, RN,C, Treasurer
  • Ellen J. Evans, MN, MPH, RN,C, Secretary
  • Mary L. Matice, RN, Northeast Regional Director
  • Cynthia W. Ward, MS, RN,C, Southern Regional Director
  • Marcia Kucler, MSN, RN, CS, North Central Regional Director
  • Lee Northrup, BSN, RN, Western Regional Director

Highlights:

  • Bylaws Amendment changing the term of President from 1 year to 2 years is approved. Marlene is the first president to serve a 2 year term.
  • Nurses Nurturing Nurses TM (N3) Mentoring Program is introduced.
  • Nurses Nurturing Nurses TM is adopted as AMSN's tagline and is incorporated into the official logo.

1999-2000

Sharon Gothberg

Sharon Gothberg
President

Membership: 2,642

Convention:
Medical-Surgical Nursing: Creating the Future of Adult Health Care
October 5-8, 2000; Orlando, FL

Board of Directors:

  • Sharon Gothberg, BSN, RN,C, President
  • Marlene L. Roman, MSN, RN, President-Elect
  • Randy G. Whitney, MSA, RN, CNA, Immediate Past President
  • Lisa Guthrie, BSN, RN, Treasurer
  • Ellen J. Evans, MN, MPH, RN,C, Secretary
  • Doris Greggs-McQuilkin, MSA, BSN, RN, Northeast Regional Director
  • Cynthia W. Ward, MS, RN,C, Southern Regional Director
  • Marcia Kucler, MSN, RN, CS, North Central Regional Director
  • Donna G. Patey, MN, RN, CS, Western Regional Director

Highlights:

  • Continued to build Web Site presence with the creation of the "Online Services Committee."
  • Added Student & Associate membership categories
  • Celebrated "Med-Surg Nurses Day" on November 1, 2000

1998-1999

Randy G. Whitney

Randy G. Whitney
President

Membership: 2,779

Convention:
Medical-Surgical Nursing: A Grand Experience
September 23-26, 1999; Phoenix, AZ

Board of Directors:

  • Randy G. Whitney, MSA, RN, CNA, President
  • Sharon Gothberg, BSN, RN,C, President-Elect
  • Cynthia Ludwig, MS, RN, Immediate Past President
  • Lisa Guthrie, BSN, RN, Treasurer
  • Marlene L. Roman, MSN, RN, Secretary
  • Doris Greggs-McQuilkin, MSA, BSN, RN, Northeast Regional Director
  • Ellen J. Evans, MN, MPH, RN,C, Southern Regional Director
  • Kay Rademacher, MSA, RN, CNAA, North Central Regional Director
  • Donna G. Patey, MN, RN, CS, Western Regional Director

Highlights:

  • Developed Cookbook for Chapter Success.
  • Project Tomorrow initiated.

1997-1998

Cynthia Ludwig

Cynthia Ludwig
President

Membership: 2,947

Convention:
Medical-Surgical Nursing: Keystone of Caring
October 1-8, 1998; Philadelphia, PA

Board of Directors:

  • Cynthia Ludwig, MS, RN, President
  • Randy G. Whitney, MSA, RN, CNA, President-Elect
  • Karen A. Spann, MSA, RN, SNA, Immediate Past President
  • Cindie Gardner, MS, RN, Treasurer
  • Marlene L. Roman, MSN, RN, Secretary
  • Donna J. Conley, BSN, RN,C, Northeast Regional Director
  • Ellen J. Evans, MN, MPH, RN,C, Southern Regional Director
  • Kay Rademacher, MSA, RN, CNA, North Central Regional Director
  • Mary Jo Westien, MS, APRN, CS, Western Regional Director

1996-1997

Karen A. Spann

Karen A. Spann
President

Membership: 2,916

Convention
Fiesta - Dance to the Music
November 6-9, 1997; San Antonio, TX

Board of Directors:

  • Karen A. Spann, MSA, RN, CNA, President
  • Cynthia Ludwig, MS, RN, President-Elect
  • Annette Levitt, MS, RN, Immediate Past President
  • Cindie Gardner, MS, RN, Treasurer
  • Marlene L. Roman, MSN, RN, Secretary
  • Donna J. Conley, BSN, RN,C, Northeast Regional Director
  • Sheila S. Griffin, MSN, RN, Southern Regional Director
  • Randy G. Whitney, MSA, RN, CNA, North Central Regional Director
  • Mary Jo Westien, MS, APRN, CS,Western Regional Director

1995-1996

Annette Levitt

Annette Levitt
President

Membership: 3,114

Convention
Winds of Change
October 17-20, 1996; Chicago, IL

Board of Directors:

  • Annette Levitt, MS, RN, President
  • Karen A. Spann, MSA, RN, CNA, President-Elect
  • Sally Russell, MN, RN, CS, Immediate Past President
  • Cynthia Ludwig, MS, RN, Treasurer
  • Marlene L. Roman, MSN, RN, Secretary
  • Donna J. Conley, BSN, RN,C, Northeast Regional Director
  • Sheila S. Griffin, MSN, RN, Southern Regional Director
  • Randy G. Whitney, MSA, RN, CNA, North Central Regional Director
  • Cindie Gardner, MS, RN, Western Regional Director

1994-1995

Sally Russell

Sally Russell
President

Membership: 3,153

Convention:
Mastering the Magic of the Future
October 12-15, 1995; Anaheim, CA

Board of Directors:

  • Sally Russell, MN, RN, CS, President
  • Annette Levitt, MS, RN, President-Elect
  • Cecelia Gatson Grindel, PhD, RN, Immediate Past President
  • Cynthia Ludwig, MS, RN, Treasurer
  • Margaret Z. Dozier, RN,C, Secretary
  • Becky Zukowski, MSN, RN, Northeast Regional Director
  • Toni Ardabell, MSN, RN, Southern Regional Director
  • Karen A. Spann, MSA, RN, CNA, North Central Regional Director
  • Cindie Gardner, MS, RN, Western Regional Director

1993-1994

Cecelia Gatson Grindel

Cecelia Gatson Grindel
President

Membership: 2,903

Convention:
Marching to the Beat of Specialty Practice
November 3-6, 1994; Washington, DC

Board of Directors:

  • Cecelia Gatson Grindel, PhD, RN, President
  • Sally Russell, MN, RN, CS, President-Elect
  • Alice Poyss, PhD, RN, Immediate Past President
  • Annette Levitt, MS, RN, Treasurer
  • Margaret Z. Dozier, RN,C, Secretary
  • Becky Zukowski, MSN, RN, Northeast Regional Director
  • Toni Ardabell, MSN, RN, Southern Regional Director
  • Karen A. Spann, MSA, RN, CNA, North Central Regional Director
  • Cynthia Ludwig, MS, RN, Western Regional Director

1992-1993

Alice Poyss

Alice Poyss
President

Membership: 2,080

Convention
October 21-24, 1993; New Orleans, LA

Board of Directors:

  • Alice Poyss, PhD, RN, President
  • Cecelia Gatson Grindel, PhD, RN, President-Elect
  • Annette Levitt, MS, RN, Treasurer
  • Sally Russell, MN, RN, CS, Secretary
  • Becky Zukowski, MSN, RN, Northeast Regional Director
  • Margaret Z. Dozier, RN, C, Southern Regional Director
  • Sally Brozenec, PhD, RN, North Central Regional Director
  • Cynthia Ludwig, MS, RN, Western Regional Director

Highlights:

  • Alice Poyss is inducted as the first president of AMSN.
  • MEDSURG Nursing Journal is created; Marilyn Fetter serves as first editor

1991-1992

AMSN Steering Committee

AMSN Steering Committee
(Philadelphia, PA 1991)

AMSN is formed. The Steering Committee signs agreement with Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. for association management services.

Membership: 1,723

First Convention
October 8-11, 1992; Chicago, IL

Steering Committee

  • Sally Brozenec, PhD, RN
  • Cecelia Gatson Grindel, PhD, RN
  • Annette Levitt, MSN, RN
  • Beverly Ann McGuffin, MS, RN
  • Peggy Miller, MSN, RN, CS
  • Alice Poyss, PhD, RN