Your voice is needed now to support med-surg nursing priorities as Congress works on COVID-19 relief legislation! AMSN and our coalition partners at the Nursing Community Coalition have continued urging members of the House and Senate to support strong supplies of PPE and needed health care funding.
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Robin Hertel

Robin's Nest President's Column - August 2020

Let's travel, through the AMSN Convention

It’s hard to believe we are already in the month of August! The days of summer are quickly passing and I can look forward to autumn which is my favorite time of the year!
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Terri Hinkley

CEO's Corner - August 2020

A Focus on Community

Whew, what a year 2020 has been. We’ve seen our worlds turned upside down and inside out. The breadth and depth of issues facing us all has been, at times, overwhelming and exhausting. Sometimes it’s too much and it’s hard to make sense of what we’re seeing, hearing and experiencing. In times of chaos, we need our community more than ever.
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Robin Hertel
Several times in the past two weeks I have found myself needing to stop what I’m doing, pause for a moment and take some deep breaths. It’s helped me refocus on the tasks at hand and avoid plunging down a well of self-pity for the manner in which the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted life around me.
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Terri Hinkley
In last month’s CEO Corner, I shared my reckoning with you and my pledge to be a better ally and do my absolute best to ensure AMSN and MSNCB are diverse, inclusive, and equitable organizations. We are committed to doing so, both organizations are fully on board with pledging our commitment. To that end, you will see some additional work in the next couple of weeks and further into the future.
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As a black woman, my journey in nursing is probably quite different from the journeys of many of my white peers.
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Terri Hinkley
2020 has been volatile, uncertain, and chaotic and it is only the beginning of June. 
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Robin's Nest President's Column - June 2020

Addressing an Infected Wound: Racism

As nurses, we are all familiar with the need to debride wounds of necrotic and infected tissues so that the health tissue can continue the healing process. This is basic to our nurse training, our practice, and our science.
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Terri Hinkley

CEO's Corner - May 2020

The Cost of Caring

In 2003, while still living in Toronto, the SARS pandemic hit, and Canada and Toronto were especially impacted. I thought that was the worst I would ever see in terms of the strain on health care providers and my nursing colleagues.
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Robin Hertel

Robin's Nest President's Column - May 2020

In Search of Our Greatest Strengths

Although I would typically write about May being Nurses’ Month, I’m going to tell you a story told by a friend of mine. It’s a story that involves a young boy who traumatically lost his left arm. After recovering, the boy decided to study judo and began lessons with an old Japanese master.
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