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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Antoinette Falker
As a black woman, my journey in nursing is probably quite different from the journeys of many of my white peers. One of my earliest memories in nursing school was when a white instructor instructed me and my all-white nursing peers that “when bathing a black person do not be surprised when the water changes color because black people are usually dirty.”
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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.
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The Administration’s proposed $4.8 trillion 2021 budget cuts med-surg nursing funding priorities – and AMSN and The Nursing Community are working to restore the funding.
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Terri Hinkley

CEO's Corner - March 2020

Setting Our ‘Site’ on Growth and Innovation

AMSN’s new website is completely redesigned with you in mind. When the Board of Directors approved this project, they were clear they wanted a fresh, attractive, user-friendly interface that was mobile-friendly and easily navigated.
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Robin Hertel
...On the day of the exam, we were both quite nervous although we finished feeling okay about how we did. The wait for results was longer then, about 6 weeks, and we both were anticipating and fearing the notification at the same time.
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Med-Surg nursing is not only its own specialty, it is the foundation of all nursing specialties. As Med-Surg nurses we specialize in the care of increasingly complex patients with a dizzying array of illnesses.
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