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Med-Surg Moments is the official podcast of the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN). Our podcast offers an engaging look at the lives of - and surrounding- medical-surgical nurses. We’ll have guests on from every corner of the industry, bringing you stories that are relatable and compelling on myriad topics.

Our goal is to bring you interesting perspectives and insights that will serve you at any step of your nursing career. We truly intend this podcast to be an exciting, interesting go-to source for our listeners, and Med-Surg Moments will creatively incorporate voices from all backgrounds, to help highlight the issues facing you in our medical-surgical nursing community.

You can be assured we’ll do our very best to bring this podcast, always, with personality and compassion, and accuracy in our coverage.

Jan 17, 2020

In this episode, we're learning more about social determinants of health and how med-surg nurses can engage in health care transformation surrounding improvements to these social determinants of health.


Susan Hassmiller, RN, PhD, FAAN, senior adviser for nursing, joined the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in 1997....

Jan 3, 2020

In this episode, we're exploring the continuation of nursing competency.  As nurses, the continual development of our competence is vital to our patients, our colleagues, and our own personal career growth. 


John C Preston, DNSc, CRNA, FNAP, APRN is the Chief Credentialing Officer for the National Board of...

Dec 19, 2019

In this episode, we're taking a close look at acuity-based vs. ratio-based staffing.  Nurses address patient care needs through a variety of nursing interventions, all of which require time to execute. Insufficient time means insufficient care.  Administrators seek to achieve staffing levels that are lean enough to...

Dec 6, 2019

In this episode, we're addressing the difficult and multi-dimensional of suicide.  The effects of suicide go far beyond the person who acts to take his or her life and the lasting effects on friends and family can be devastating.  Whether you have concerns about a patient, a fellow nurse, or perhaps yourself, we'll be...

Nov 15, 2019

In this episode, we're learning more about The Nightingale Challenge. The World Health Organization is calling the year of 2020 “The Year of the Nurse and the Midwife,” honoring the 200th birthday of Florence Nightingale.  During 2020, Nursing Now is launching the Nightingale Challenge to invest in young nurses...