Pronouns - A Key to Patient and Staff Inclusivity

Registered Nurses should not be afraid to ask a patient their pronouns

Most people have probably seen a transgender or non-binary person on television or in the news, even if they don’t know anyone who identifies as trans or nonbinary in real life yet.
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The Fine Art of Oral Communication

Technology has made significant changes in the lives we live

Processes have become more automated with less person-to-person interaction. The advent of text messaging is rapidly decreasing oral communications.
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PPE in action

ADVOCATE News - What’s New in Policy

The Latest on AMSN's Advocacy News

AMSN Takes Action to Help Secure Future PPE Supplies; Congress Responds Favorably.... In Regulatory Comment to Federal Workplace Safety Agency, AMSN Speaks Out for Med-Surg Nurse Safety...
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AMSN Annual Convention

It’s Convention Month!

While it is no one’s first choice, there are some things to look forward to with a virtual convention.

Last month the AMSN Board of Directors made the very difficult decision to change the format of our annual convention from hybrid (in-person and virtual) to all virtual.
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CEO's Corner - September 2021

Back to a Virtual Convention

As you’ve likely heard, AMSN made the difficult decision to hold its annual convention fully virtually this year for the second year in a row. It was a difficult decision and one the Board of Directors didn’t take lightly.
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Take care of yourself!

10 Ways Nurses Can Improve Our Overall Health and Well-Being

As Medical-Surgical Nurses, let's take some time to improve our health and well-being.

As Medical-Surgical Nurses, we know how important it is to teach our patients the importance of taking care of themselves, but often that same knowledge does not translate into action for taking care of our own individual health and well-being. Nursing can be a very rewarding and stressful job at the same time, which can impact our health.
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Looking in the Mirror, Not Through the Window

Exploring the Impact of Minority Nurses

In nursing school, most of us recall learning about Florence Nightingale, known as the "Lady with the Lamp," and all of her efforts to improve sanitation, healthcare reform through education, and advance the nursing profession.
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Does it really matter?

Hi, I'm Richie, And I'll Be Your Nurse Today

My gender identity plays no part in my ability to save your life or notify the doctor of a critical clinical change.

I'm a genderqueer and in a same birth sex marriage.  Yes, I still have the competency and the skill to be your nurse.  My gender identity plays no part in my ability to save your life or notify the doctor of a critical clinical change.
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Nurse in mask

CEO's Corner - August 2021

Here We Go Again…

It certainly is disheartening and maddening to see the fourth COVID wave marching through our communities, our towns and cities, and our states, not to mention other areas of the globe.
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Three nurses!

New Beginnings

At this time of the year, it is common to find many new clinical nurses in orientation at hospitals across the country.

It is not uncommon that most of the new nurses in hospitals right now are new graduates. They are experiencing their first few weeks out of nursing school and learning to practice in the real world. After 20 years of being a nurse, I still remember my first few months as a brand new nurse caring for patients on a medical-surgical unit.
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