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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.

* The content within the Med-Surg Moments Podcast represents the views, thoughts, and opinions of the co-hosts and may not necessarily reflect the views, thoughts, and opinions of the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses. 

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 Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA), located in Chicago, IL.   Dr. Preston has been active in nurse anesthesia accreditation, education and regulation for over 20 years.  His previous career accomplishments include APRN Representative to the Tennessee Board of Nursing, graduate director for the nurse anesthesia program at the University of Tennessee, Chair of the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs and Senior Director for Education and Professional Development with the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists. He has been a registered nurse for 31-years and a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist since 1994. 



Alissa Brown, BSN, MSN, RN is a clinical nurse educator from the University of Utah Health. She has been working in the health care industry for almost 12 years, and started her nursing career as a med-surg bedside nurse on an Ortho, Trauma, and Surgical Specialty Unit. It was through that experience in the med-surg unit where she discovered a passion for education, and pursued a master’s degree. She is a lifelong learner, and loves to teach.  Born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, she's not all work, and definitely enjoys play! She loves to travel, and tries to plan as many vacations each year as she can with family and friends. Alissa loves to read, listen to podcasts, and geek out to documentaries and crime shows on the weekends. She's a total fair-weather fan when it comes to Utes Football, but will cheer in all the right places, or get mad when her husband tells her to during a game. Alissa is looking forward to conversations together on this AMSN podcast!