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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More