The Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN) created a clinical leadership development program targeted to the clinical nurse at the bedside. Excellent clinical leadership at the point of care is essential for the delivery of evidence-based, quality patient care and maintenance of a healthy, innovative practice environment. This 10 lesson course informs clinical nurses of the need for leadership at the bedside, identifies the dimensions of clinical leadership, and highlights the competencies of the nurse leader at the bedside. The program is designed to motivate and empower clinical nurses at the bedside to become leaders in their practice environment.
As a dynamic community of medical-surgical nurses committed to a mission of providing quality patient care, we acknowledge inequity harms people, health care, and health.
Our core values have always been to dedicate, transform, collaborate, and advocate for that mission.
As organizations reap the many benefits of diverse teams, we’ve realized how a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion increases the cohesiveness of those teams. This places employees in a better position to collaborate, communicate, and provide outstanding patient care.
AMSN has prioritized improving patient care and the nurse work environment through diversity, equity, and inclusion and we hope others in health care will embrace this initiative with us.
AMSN is developing a 6-module e-learning course to a larger initiative on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in nursing and health care. This initiative includes the needs of patients as well as health care providers. The certificate program covers general DEI societal and health care information, as well as five marginalized groups.
The full course will be available in the summer of 2022.
Please enjoy the first module of this course at no cost. Contact hours for the first module will be available soon!
After completing this education activity, the learner will be able to describe psychiatric-mental health needs that impact patient care provided by the medical-surgical nurse.
The Certification Review Course is a thorough, interactive review of the most common diseases, symptoms, and issues seen in patients by medical-surgical nurses, along with the respective nursing assessments and interventions required by the medical-surgical nurse. These lessons include practice questions at the end of each section that are similar to those found on the Medical Surgical Certification Exam. However, for those who are not planning to take the exam, this course provides relevant content to be used by medical-surgical nurses throughout their career.