A Time to Celebrate!

AMSN President’s Message, May 2023

As a clinical nurse, May is one of my favorite times of the year, as we celebrate National Nurses Week! And National Nurses Week isn’t the only reason why May is a favorite time for me. The American Nurses Association has expanded National Nurses Week to National Nurses Month! Each May, the national and international communities take a moment to say “thank you” to nurses.
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National Nurses Month is ideal for celebrating everything about nursing, promoting good practice, and reflecting on achievements. It’s also a time to appreciate our departments’ nursing families and clinical teams. If you are looking for ways to celebrate, check out these ideas for National Nurses Month and Week, May 6-12.
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Charles “Wes” Foster, MSN, BA, RN, CMSRN, OCN, MSNCB President
Hello everyone and happy Spring,
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Transitions Are All Around Us

AMSN President’s March 2023 Message

The feeling of Spring is in the air! Looking out the window, you start to see new life in the world all around us. For me, the trees and flowers are starting to bloom-which means warmer days are on the way. As the world is transitioning around me, I start to consider the impact of transitions we experience as nurses. 
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What’s Coming Up for AMSN

It’s Time to Spring Forward: What’s Coming Up for AMSN

CEO’s March Message for the AMSN Blog

As you might remember from previous communications, AMSN has been working on a comprehensive DEI program to help build competency related to DEI principles. The program consists of six modules, an introductory module that provides background, definitions and covers topics such as bias and microaggressions, and then five different modules focusing on five traditionally marginalized groups.
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Charles “Wes” Foster, MSN, BA, RN, CMSRN, OCN, MSNCB President
Happy New Year, Everyone! I don’t know about you, but I am looking forward to new opportunities and experiences that 2023 will have to offer us.
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Looking Ahead to 2023

CEO’s February Message for the AMSN Blog

AMSN Products and Services Releasing This Year AMSN is excited for 2023 as we have many great updated products and programs to bring you this year. It’s important to keep our programs and services up-to-date and relevant so that they are resources for you in your practice. Below you’ll find a summary of the updates you can expect AMSN to release this year.
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The Seasons of a Nursing Career

AMSN President’s February 2023 Message

It is definitely winter in the Midwest, and we have gotten quite a bit of snow in January, and there’s no sign of it letting up. The nights are long, and the constant bundling up of my kids and myself has gotten old- fast. 
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Marisa Streelman, DNP, RN, CMSRN, NE-BC

New AMSN President

AMSN President’s January 2023 Message

To the AMSN members, my name is Marisa Streelman, and I am excited to begin my presidency for AMSN in 2023. When I started attending meetings and volunteering for AMSN I did not see myself in this position. However, my engagement in nursing has continued to grow with the work I have done with AMSN, and this has led me to continue to be a leader for medical-surgical nurses.
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Nurse with mask

Looking Forward

What Does 2023 Have in Store for Us?

I remember when we used to be excited for a new year because it always indicated a fresh start, a new opportunity, and a time to consider what we might like to change or accomplish with our personal and/or professional lives. I have seen a lot of memes on social media telling us to sneak into 2023 quietly so we do not draw attention to ourselves given the past three years we’ve experienced.
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