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Med-Surg Moments - The AMSN Podcast

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.

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Ep. 127 - Clinical Nurse Specialist 101 With Dr. Jennifer Manning
Ever wondered what exactly is a Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) and how is it different from other advanced practice RN roles?  Join the co-hosts as they welcome special guest NACNS President Dr. Jennifer Manning who shares her unexpected journey and covers everything you need to know about the role of CNS.    Learn more about the National Association of Clinicial Nurse Specialists (NACNS) and the role of Clinical Nurse Specialist at https://nacns.org/   SPECIAL GUEST   Jennifer Manning, DNS, ACNS-BC, CNE, FCNS is a Board-Certified Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist. She completed her Bachelors, Masters, and Doctoral Degrees at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing (LSUHSC SON). Dr. Manning began her nursing career as a critical care registered nurse and currently serves as the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Nursing Programs at LSUHSC SON. Her teaching responsibilities include educating in both the DNP and Ph.D. programs at LSUHSC SON. Dr. Manning serves as the nurse researcher at East Jefferson General Hospital. She is the current President of the National Association for Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS) and a board member of the Louisiana State Board of Nursing (LSBN).   MEET OUR CO-HOSTS Samantha Bayne, MSN, RN, CMSRN, NPD-BC is a nursing professional development practitioner in the inland northwest specializing in medical-surgical nursing. The first four years of her practice were spent bedside on a busy ortho/neuro unit where she found her passion for newly graduated RNs, interdisciplinary collaboration, and professional governance. Sam is an unwavering advocate for medical-surgical nursing as a specialty and enjoys helping nurses prepare for specialty certification.    Laura Johnson, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, CMSRN has been a nurse since 2008 with a background in Med/Surg and Oncology.  She is a native Texan currently working in the Dallas area.  She has held many positions throughout her career from bedside nurse to management/leadership to education.  Laura obtained her MSN in nursing education in 2018 and is currently pursuing her DNP.  She has worked both as a bedside educator and a nursing professional development practitioner for both new and experienced staff.  She enjoys working with the nurse residency program as a specialist in palliative care/end of life nursing and mentorship.  She is currently an NPD practitioner for oncology and bone marrow transplant units.       Neil H. Johnson, RN, BSN, CMSRN, epitomizes a profound familial commitment to the nursing profession, marking the third generation in his family to tread this esteemed path. Following the footsteps of his father, grandfather, grandmother, aunt, and cousin, all distinguished nurses, Neil transitioned to nursing as a second career after a brief tenure as an elementary school teacher. Currently on the verge of completing his MSN in nurse education, he aspires to seamlessly integrate his dual passions. Apart from his unwavering dedication to nursing, Neil actively seeks serenity in nature alongside his canine companions. In his professional capacity, he fulfills the role of a med-surg nurse at the Moses Cone Health System in North Carolina.   Eric Torres, ADN, RN, CMSRN is a California native that has always dreamed of seeing the World, and when that didn’t work out, he set his sights on nursing.  Eric is beyond excited to be joining the AMSN podcast and having a chance to share his stories and experiences of being a bedside medical-surgical nurse.   Maritess M. Quinto, DNP, RN, NPD-BC, CMSRN is a clinical educator currently leading a team of educators who is passionately helping healthcare colleagues, especially newly graduate nurses. She was born and raised in the Philippines and immigrated to the United States with her family in Florida. Her family of seven (three girls and two boys with her husband who is also a Registered Nurse) loves to travel, especially to Disney World. She loves to share her experiences about parenting, travelling, and, of course, nursing!   Sydney Wall, RN, BSN, CMSRN has been a med surg nurse for 5 years. After graduating from the University of Rhode Island in 2019, Sydney commissioned into the Navy and began her nursing career working on a cardiac/telemetry unit in Bethesda, Maryland.  Currently she is stationed overseas, providing care for service members and their families.  During her free time, she enjoys martial arts and traveling. 
33:42 6/4/24
Ep. 126 - Our Favorite Books
A great book can be life-changing.  Join the co-hosts as they share 12 of their favorite "must read" books which transcend both professional and personal interest.  Book List "Being Mortal" by Atul Gawande  recommended by Laura "When Breath Becomes Air" by Paul Kalanithi recommended by Laura "The Little Prince" by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry recommended by Maritess John Maxwell Books on Leadership recommended by Maritess "If Disney Ran Your Hospital" by Fred Lee recommended by Laura and Maritess "The Ride of a Lifetime" by Bob Iger recommended by Maritess "Extreme Ownership" by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin recommended by Maritess "An American Sickness" by Elizabeth Rosenthal recommended by Neil "Love" by Leo Bascaglia  recommended by Neil "Personhood" by Leo Bascaglia recommended by Neil "But Not the Hippopotamus"  by Sandra Boynton recommended by Laura "The Nightingale of Mosul" by Susan Luz recommended by Sydney   MEET OUR CO-HOSTS   Samantha Bayne, MSN, RN, CMSRN, NPD-BC is a nursing professional development practitioner in the inland northwest specializing in medical-surgical nursing. The first four years of her practice were spent bedside on a busy ortho/neuro unit where she found her passion for newly graduated RNs, interdisciplinary collaboration, and professional governance. Sam is an unwavering advocate for medical-surgical nursing as a specialty and enjoys helping nurses prepare for specialty certification.    Laura Johnson, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, CMSRN has been a nurse since 2008 with a background in Med/Surg and Oncology.  She is a native Texan currently working in the Dallas area.  She has held many positions throughout her career from bedside nurse to management/leadership to education.  Laura obtained her MSN in nursing education in 2018 and is currently pursuing her DNP.  She has worked both as a bedside educator and a nursing professional development practitioner for both new and experienced staff.  She enjoys working with the nurse residency program as a specialist in palliative care/end of life nursing and mentorship.  She is currently an NPD practitioner for oncology and bone marrow transplant units.     Neil H. Johnson, RN, BSN, CMSRN, epitomizes a profound familial commitment to the nursing profession, marking the third generation in his family to tread this esteemed path. Following the footsteps of his father, grandfather, grandmother, aunt, and cousin, all distinguished nurses, Neil transitioned to nursing as a second career after a brief tenure as an elementary school teacher. Currently on the verge of completing his MSN in nurse education, he aspires to seamlessly integrate his dual passions. Apart from his unwavering dedication to nursing, Neil actively seeks serenity in nature alongside his canine companions. In his professional capacity, he fulfills the role of a med-surg nurse at the Moses Cone Health System in North Carolina.   Eric Torres, ADN, RN, CMSRN is a California native that has always dreamed of seeing the World, and when that didn’t work out, he set his sights on nursing.  Eric is beyond excited to be joining the AMSN podcast and having a chance to share his stories and experiences of being a bedside medical-surgical nurse.   Maritess M. Quinto, DNP, RN, NPD-BC, CMSRN is a clinical educator currently leading a team of educators who is passionately helping healthcare colleagues, especially newly graduate nurses. She was born and raised in the Philippines and immigrated to the United States with her family in Florida. Her family of seven (three girls and two boys with her husband who is also a Registered Nurse) loves to travel, especially to Disney World. She loves to share her experiences about parenting, travelling, and, of course, nursing!   Sydney Wall, RN, BSN, CMSRN has been a med surg nurse for 5 years. After graduating from the University of Rhode Island in 2019, Sydney commissioned into the Navy and began her nursing career working on a cardiac/telemetry unit in Bethesda, Maryland.  Currently she is stationed overseas, providing care for service members and their families.  During her free time, she enjoys martial arts and traveling.   
23:53 5/21/24
Ep. 125 - The AMSN Chicago Chapter #317 Story With Cora Palmer
AMSN chapter involvement is truly fulfilling on both a professional and personal level, but have you ever wondered what it takes to start and grow an AMSN chapter?  Join the co-hosts for a conversation with AMSN Chicago Chapter #317 Founder Cora Palmer as she shares the chapter's story, lessons learned and advice for starting up and growing your own AMSN chapter.   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.   MEET OUR CO-HOSTS Samantha Bayne, MSN, RN, CMSRN, NPD-BC is a nursing professional development practitioner in the inland northwest specializing in medical-surgical nursing. The first four years of her practice were spent bedside on a busy ortho/neuro unit where she found her passion for newly graduated RNs, interdisciplinary collaboration, and professional governance. Sam is an unwavering advocate for medical-surgical nursing as a specialty and enjoys helping nurses prepare for specialty certification.    Laura Johnson, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, CMSRN has been a nurse since 2008 with a background in Med/Surg and Oncology.  She is a native Texan currently working in the Dallas area.  She has held many positions throughout her career from bedside nurse to management/leadership to education.  Laura obtained her MSN in nursing education in 2018 and is currently pursuing her DNP.  She has worked both as a bedside educator and a nursing professional development practitioner for both new and experienced staff.  She enjoys working with the nurse residency program as a specialist in palliative care/end of life nursing and mentorship.  She is currently an NPD practitioner for oncology and bone marrow transplant units.     Neil H. Johnson, RN, BSN, CMSRN, epitomizes a profound familial commitment to the nursing profession, marking the third generation in his family to tread this esteemed path. Following the footsteps of his father, grandfather, grandmother, aunt, and cousin, all distinguished nurses, Neil transitioned to nursing as a second career after a brief tenure as an elementary school teacher. Currently on the verge of completing his MSN in nurse education, he aspires to seamlessly integrate his dual passions. Apart from his unwavering dedication to nursing, Neil actively seeks serenity in nature alongside his canine companions. In his professional capacity, he fulfills the role of a med-surg nurse at the Moses Cone Health System in North Carolina.   Eric Torres, ADN, RN, CMSRN is a California native that has always dreamed of seeing the World, and when that didn’t work out, he set his sights on nursing.  Eric is beyond excited to be joining the AMSN podcast and having a chance to share his stories and experiences of being a bedside medical-surgical nurse.   Maritess M. Quinto, DNP, RN, NPD-BC, CMSRN is a clinical educator currently leading a team of educators who is passionately helping healthcare colleagues, especially newly graduate nurses. She was born and raised in the Philippines and immigrated to the United States with her family in Florida. Her family of seven (three girls and two boys with her husband who is also a Registered Nurse) loves to travel, especially to Disney World. She loves to share her experiences about parenting, travelling, and, of course, nursing!   Sydney Wall, RN, BSN, CMSRN has been a med surg nurse for 5 years. After graduating from the University of Rhode Island in 2019, Sydney commissioned into the Navy and began her nursing career working on a cardiac/telemetry unit in Bethesda, Maryland.  Currently she is stationed overseas, providing care for service members and their families.  During her free time, she enjoys martial arts and traveling. 
28:51 5/7/24
Ep. 124 - How to Recognize and Deal With Potentially Problematic Behaviors
Has troubling patient behavior ever caught you by surprise or, worse, resulted in violence? Join Eric, Laura, Maritess and Neal as they open up to share their own frightening experiences and offer you perspective on how to recognize and deal with these behaviors before they become a problem.    MEET OUR CO-HOSTS Samantha Bayne, MSN, RN, CMSRN, NPD-BC is a nursing professional development practitioner in the inland northwest specializing in medical-surgical nursing. The first four years of her practice were spent bedside on a busy ortho/neuro unit where she found her passion for newly graduated RNs, interdisciplinary collaboration, and professional governance. Sam is an unwavering advocate for medical-surgical nursing as a specialty and enjoys helping nurses prepare for specialty certification.    Laura Johnson, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, CMSRN has been a nurse since 2008 with a background in Med/Surg and Oncology.  She is a native Texan currently working in the Dallas area.  She has held many positions throughout her career from bedside nurse to management/leadership to education.  Laura obtained her MSN in nursing education in 2018 and is currently pursuing her DNP.  She has worked both as a bedside educator and a nursing professional development practitioner for both new and experienced staff.  She enjoys working with the nurse residency program as a specialist in palliative care/end of life nursing and mentorship.  She is currently an NPD practitioner for oncology and bone marrow transplant units.             Neil H. Johnson, RN, BSN, CMSRN, epitomizes a profound familial commitment to the nursing profession, marking the third generation in his family to tread this esteemed path. Following the footsteps of his father, grandfather, grandmother, aunt, and cousin, all distinguished nurses, Neil transitioned to nursing as a second career after a brief tenure as an elementary school teacher. Currently on the verge of completing his MSN in nurse education, he aspires to seamlessly integrate his dual passions. Apart from his unwavering dedication to nursing, Neil actively seeks serenity in nature alongside his canine companions. In his professional capacity, he fulfills the role of a med-surg nurse at the Moses Cone Health System in North Carolina.   Eric Torres, ADN, RN, CMSRN is a California native that has always dreamed of seeing the World, and when that didn’t work out, he set his sights on nursing.  Eric is beyond excited to be joining the AMSN podcast and having a chance to share his stories and experiences of being a bedside medical-surgical nurse.   Maritess M. Quinto, DNP, RN, NPD-BC, CMSRN is a clinical educator currently leading a team of educators who is passionately helping healthcare colleagues, especially newly graduate nurses. She was born and raised in the Philippines and immigrated to the United States with her family in Florida. Her family of seven (three girls and two boys with her husband who is also a Registered Nurse) loves to travel, especially to Disney World. She loves to share her experiences about parenting, travelling, and, of course, nursing!   Sydney Wall, RN, BSN, CMSRN has been a med surg nurse for 5 years. After graduating from the University of Rhode Island in 2019, Sydney commissioned into the Navy and began her nursing career working on a cardiac/telemetry unit in Bethesda, Maryland.  Currently she is stationed overseas, providing care for service members and their families.  During her free time, she enjoys martial arts and traveling. 
32:25 4/23/24
Ep. 123 - What Are Nursing-Sensitive Quality Indicators?
Unfamiliar with Nursing-Sensitive Quality Indicators and their impact on your nursing practice? Join Eric, Laura, Maritess, Neil, Sam and Sydney as they assess their varied understanding of these nursing metrics and explore the opportunities and challenges they present to our med-surg nursing practice.    MEET OUR CO-HOSTS Samantha Bayne, MSN, RN, CMSRN, NPD-BC is a nursing professional development practitioner in the inland northwest specializing in medical-surgical nursing. The first four years of her practice were spent bedside on a busy ortho/neuro unit where she found her passion for newly graduated RNs, interdisciplinary collaboration, and professional governance. Sam is an unwavering advocate for medical-surgical nursing as a specialty and enjoys helping nurses prepare for specialty certification.    Laura Johnson, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, CMSRN has been a nurse since 2008 with a background in Med/Surg and Oncology.  She is a native Texan currently working in the Dallas area.  She has held many positions throughout her career from bedside nurse to management/leadership to education.  Laura obtained her MSN in nursing education in 2018 and is currently pursuing her DNP.  She has worked both as a bedside educator and a nursing professional development practitioner for both new and experienced staff.  She enjoys working with the nurse residency program as a specialist in palliative care/end of life nursing and mentorship.  She is currently an NPD practitioner for oncology and bone marrow transplant units.     Neil H. Johnson, RN, BSN, CMSRN, epitomizes a profound familial commitment to the nursing profession, marking the third generation in his family to tread this esteemed path. Following the footsteps of his father, grandfather, grandmother, aunt, and cousin, all distinguished nurses, Neil transitioned to nursing as a second career after a brief tenure as an elementary school teacher. Currently on the verge of completing his MSN in nurse education, he aspires to seamlessly integrate his dual passions. Apart from his unwavering dedication to nursing, Neil actively seeks serenity in nature alongside his canine companions. In his professional capacity, he fulfills the role of a med-surg nurse at the Moses Cone Health System in North Carolina.   Eric Torres, ADN, RN, CMSRN is a California native that has always dreamed of seeing the World, and when that didn’t work out, he set his sights on nursing.  Eric is beyond excited to be joining the AMSN podcast and having a chance to share his stories and experiences of being a bedside medical-surgical nurse.   Maritess M. Quinto, DNP, RN, NPD-BC, CMSRN is a clinical educator currently leading a team of educators who is passionately helping healthcare colleagues, especially newly graduate nurses. She was born and raised in the Philippines and immigrated to the United States with her family in Florida. Her family of seven (three girls and two boys with her husband who is also a Registered Nurse) loves to travel, especially to Disney World. She loves to share her experiences about parenting, travelling, and, of course, nursing!   Sydney Wall, RN, BSN, CMSRN has been a med surg nurse for 5 years. After graduating from the University of Rhode Island in 2019, Sydney commissioned into the Navy and began her nursing career working on a cardiac/telemetry unit in Bethesda, Maryland.  Currently she is stationed overseas, providing care for service members and their families.  During her free time, she enjoys martial arts and traveling. 
35:12 4/9/24
Ep. 122 - How to Advance Your Nursing Career PLUS AMSN Update With Marisa Streelman
Ever wonder if you're where you should be in your nursing career or what the next step should be? Explore the answers as Laura, Maritess, Neal, Eric, Sam and Sydney welcome back AMSN President Marisa Streelman for an insightful conversation filled with personal stories and perspectives on how to advance your nursing career.  Also, get the latest AMSN update direct from AMSN President Marisa Streelman.    SPECIAL GUEST CO-HOST Dr. Marisa Streelman, DNP, RN, CMSRN, NE-BC began her career in Chicago as a staff nurse in oncology at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She progressed into leadership positions, such as charge RN, and clinical coordinator, and then changed specialties as the unit manager of a medicine unit. Her life moved out West to Denver, where she managed a cardiology and progressive care unit at University of Colorado Hospital before returning back to Chicago where she served as medical center unit director at Rush University Medical Center. She currently is a staff specialist with the nursing leadership team at Michigan Medicine in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Dr. Streelman was a founding member for the Academy of Medical Surgical Nurses - Chicago Chapter, and she has been involved with the AMSN Volunteer Committees. She was elected to treasurer for the Board of Directors for AMSN in 2015 and continues to serve on the board. She recently earned her doctorate in nursing practice in transformational leadership systems from Rush University.      MEET OUR CO-HOSTS Samantha Bayne, MSN, RN, CMSRN, NPD-BC is a nursing professional development practitioner in the inland northwest specializing in medical-surgical nursing. The first four years of her practice were spent bedside on a busy ortho/neuro unit where she found her passion for newly graduated RNs, interdisciplinary collaboration, and professional governance. Sam is an unwavering advocate for medical-surgical nursing as a specialty and enjoys helping nurses prepare for specialty certification.    Laura Johnson, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, CMSRN has been a nurse since 2008 with a background in Med/Surg and Oncology.  She is a native Texan currently working in the Dallas area.  She has held many positions throughout her career from bedside nurse to management/leadership to education.  Laura obtained her MSN in nursing education in 2018 and is currently pursuing her DNP.  She has worked both as a bedside educator and a nursing professional development practitioner for both new and experienced staff.  She enjoys working with the nurse residency program as a specialist in palliative care/end of life nursing and mentorship.  She is currently an NPD practitioner for oncology and bone marrow transplant units.     Neil H. Johnson, RN, BSN, CMSRN, epitomizes a profound familial commitment to the nursing profession, marking the third generation in his family to tread this esteemed path. Following the footsteps of his father, grandfather, grandmother, aunt, and cousin, all distinguished nurses, Neil transitioned to nursing as a second career after a brief tenure as an elementary school teacher. Currently on the verge of completing his MSN in nurse education, he aspires to seamlessly integrate his dual passions. Apart from his unwavering dedication to nursing, Neil actively seeks serenity in nature alongside his canine companions. In his professional capacity, he fulfills the role of a med-surg nurse at the Moses Cone Health System in North Carolina.   Eric Torres, ADN, RN, CMSRN is a California native that has always dreamed of seeing the World, and when that didn’t work out, he set his sights on nursing.  Eric is beyond excited to be joining the AMSN podcast and having a chance to share his stories and experiences of being a bedside medical-surgical nurse.   Maritess M. Quinto, DNP, RN, NPD-BC, CMSRN is a clinical educator currently leading a team of educators who is passionately helping healthcare colleagues, especially newly graduate nurses. She was born and raised in the Philippines and immigrated to the United States with her family in Florida. Her family of seven (three girls and two boys with her husband who is also a Registered Nurse) loves to travel, especially to Disney World. She loves to share her experiences about parenting, travelling, and, of course, nursing!   Sydney Wall, RN, BSN, CMSRN has been a med surg nurse for 5 years. After graduating from the University of Rhode Island in 2019, Sydney commissioned into the Navy and began her nursing career working on a cardiac/telemetry unit in Bethesda, Maryland.  Currently she is stationed overseas, providing care for service members and their families.  During her free time, she enjoys martial arts and traveling. 
37:28 3/26/24
Ep. 121 - Strategies For Patients With Cognitive Impairment PLUS Meet The New Co-Hosts
Looking for alternatives to the use of restraints for patients with cognitive impairment?  Also, are you ready to meet our three new co-hosts?  Join Laura, Maritess and our three new co-hosts Sam, Eric and Syndey as they share a wealth of perspectives, stories and strategies for patients with cognitive impairment.      CO-HOSTS   Samantha Bayne, MSN, RN, CMSRN, NPD-BC is a nursing professional development practitioner in the inland northwest specializing in medical-surgical nursing. The first four years of her practice were spent bedside on a busy ortho/neuro unit where she found her passion for newly graduated RNs, interdisciplinary collaboration, and professional governance. Sam is an unwavering advocate for medical-surgical nursing as a specialty and enjoys helping nurses prepare for specialty certification.    Laura Johnson, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, CMSRN has been a nurse since 2008 with a background in Med/Surg and Oncology.  She is a native Texan currently working in the Dallas area.  She has held many positions throughout her career from bedside nurse to management/leadership to education.  Laura obtained her MSN in nursing education in 2018 and is currently pursuing her DNP.  She has worked both as a bedside educator and a nursing professional development practitioner for both new and experienced staff.  She enjoys working with the nurse residency program as a specialist in palliative care/end of life nursing and mentorship.  She is currently an NPD practitioner for oncology and bone marrow transplant units.     Eric Torres, ADN, RN, CMSRN is a California native that has always dreamed of seeing the World, and when that didn’t work out, he set his sights on nursing.  Eric is beyond excited to be joining the AMSN podcast and having a chance to share his stories and experiences of being a bedside medical-surgical nurse.   Maritess M. Quinto, DNP, RN, NPD-BC, CMSRN is a clinical educator currently leading a team of educators who is passionately helping healthcare colleagues, especially newly graduate nurses. She was born and raised in the Philippines and immigrated to the United States with her family in Florida. Her family of seven (three girls and two boys with her husband who is also a Registered Nurse) loves to travel, especially to Disney World. She loves to share her experiences about parenting, travelling, and, of course, nursing!   Sydney Wall, RN, BSN, CMSRN has been a med surg nurse for 5 years. After graduating from the University of Rhode Island in 2019, Sydney commissioned into the Navy and began her nursing career working on a cardiac/telemetry unit in Bethesda, Maryland.  Currently she is stationed overseas, providing care for service members and their families.  During her free time, she enjoys martial arts and traveling. 
30:49 3/12/24
Ep. 120 - 5th Anniversary Of Med-Surg Moments Reunion
Med-Surg Moments celebrates 5 years and welcomes back some familiar voices for this celebration episode.  Also, we bid farewell and appreciation to two long-time co-hosts.  Join Caroline, Laura, Maritess and Parker alongside former co-hosts Alissa and Evie for this memorable episode.      SPECIAL GUESTS Alissa Brown, MSN, RN, CMSRN, NPD-BC 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.    Evie Harris, BSN, MA, RN, FNE lives and works in Baltimore, MD and has been an RN for 4 years, and is also a Forensic Nurse Examiner. She works on a busy med-surg unit in the roles of staff RN, Charge RN, unit education council representative, & preceptor. Evie has previous careers in management, teaching, & on-air radio co-producer/co-host. Her future career goals include nurse management & nurse administration, as well as nursing entrepreneurial endeavors. Evie enjoys spending time with her daughter, traveling, laughing at all things, and anywhere there is music, you will find her singing & dancing, even at work, with her patients & colleagues.    CO-HOSTS Caroline Ashman, MSN, RN, CMSRN was born and raised in England. She had two dreams in life – to become a nurse and live in the United States. She accomplished the first task in 1985 and then in 1991, immigrated to America. She currently serves as a Nurse Leader. She has also been afforded the wonderful opportunity to teach Med Surg Review Courses across the United States and in Europe for AMSN. Collecting air miles and sharing stores along the way, she is thrilled to join the Podcast team and recognize that the specialty of medical surgical nursing is alive and well. Caroline lives with her husband Jimmy, in metro Atlanta and has two grown daughters, Jennifer & Emily.   Laura Johnson, MSN, RN, CMSRN has been a nurse since 2008 with a background in Med/Surg and Oncology.  She has held many positions throughout my career including management and leadership.  Laura obtained her MSN in nursing education in 2018.  Since then, she has worked as a bedside educator with both experienced staff and nurse residency with specialties in end of life and mentorship.  She is currently working as an NPD practitioner for oncology and bone marrow transplant units.    Maritess M. Quinto, DNP, RN, NPD-BC, CMSRN is a Clinical Educator currently leading a team of educators who is passionately helping healthcare colleagues, especially newly graduate nurses. She was born and raised in the Philippines and immigrated to the United States with her family in Florida. Her family of seven (three girls and two boys with her husband who is also a Registered Nurse) loves to travel, especially to Disney World. She loves to share her experiences about parenting, travelling, and, of course, nursing!   Chelsea Parker RN, BSN, CMSRN was born and raised in Newport News, Virginia. She attended the University of Virginia and graduated in 2016 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing. Since then she has pursued geriatric and palliative care nursing and developed a love for general medicine, which is where her foundation for med-surg nursing was built. As a young nurse looking for ways to bridge engagement between generations of nurses, she is excited about what this podcast will mean for AMSN.       
38:14 2/27/24
Ep. 119 - How To Be A Nurse Hero And Role Model
Who's your nurse hero?  Join Laura, Maritess and Neil as they share stories about their nurse heroes, perspectives on what made them a 'hero' and how you can become a nurse role model and hero.    CO-HOSTS Laura Johnson, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, CMSRN has been a nurse since 2008 with a background in Med/Surg and Oncology.  She is a native Texan currently working in the Dallas area.  She has held many positions throughout her career from bedside nurse to management/leadership to education.  Laura obtained her MSN in nursing education in 2018 and is currently pursuing her DNP.  She has worked both as a bedside educator and a nursing professional development practitioner for both new and experienced staff.  She enjoys working with the nurse residency program as a specialist in palliative care/end of life nursing and mentorship.  She is currently an NPD practitioner for oncology and bone marrow transplant units.     Neil H. Johnson, RN, BSN, CMSRN, epitomizes a profound familial commitment to the nursing profession, marking the third generation in his family to tread this esteemed path. Following the footsteps of his father, grandfather, grandmother, aunt, and cousin, all distinguished nurses, Neil transitioned to nursing as a second career after a brief tenure as an elementary school teacher. Currently on the verge of completing his MSN in nurse education, he aspires to seamlessly integrate his dual passions. Apart from his unwavering dedication to nursing, Neil actively seeks serenity in nature alongside his canine companions. In his professional capacity, he fulfills the role of a med-surg nurse at the Moses Cone Health System in North Carolina.   Maritess M. Quinto, DNP, RN, NPD-BC, CMSRN is a clinical educator currently leading a team of educators who is passionately helping healthcare colleagues, especially newly graduate nurses. She was born and raised in the Philippines and immigrated to the United States with her family in Florida. Her family of seven (three girls and two boys with her husband who is also a Registered Nurse) loves to travel, especially to Disney World. She loves to share her experiences about parenting, travelling, and, of course, nursing!
27:34 2/13/24
Ep. 118 - Pathway to the AMSN PRISM Award® With Special Guest Lori Magestro
Ready for your med-surg unit to be recognized for the exemplary patient care you provide?  Join Laura, Neil and Maritess as they welcome special guest Lori Magestro for a conversation about the prestigious AMSN PRISM Award® and how your unit can apply.    SPECIAL GUEST Lori Magestro, DNP, RN, MEDSURG-BC has over 30 years of experience as a registered nurse. She spent 20 years practicing as a medical-surgical clinical nurse before moving into leadership as a Magnet Program Manager. After receiving her doctoral degree, sh moved to the academic setting. Lori has experience teaching pre-licensed nursing students and experienced nurses in ADN, BSN, and MSN programs, and at a large, multi-hospital healthcare organization.   CO-HOSTS Laura Johnson, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, CMSRN has been a nurse since 2008 with a background in Med/Surg and Oncology.  She is a native Texan currently working in the Dallas area.  She has held many positions throughout her career from bedside nurse to management/leadership to education.  Laura obtained her MSN in nursing education in 2018 and is currently pursuing her DNP.  She has worked both as a bedside educator and a nursing professional development practitioner for both new and experienced staff.  She enjoys working with the nurse residency program as a specialist in palliative care/end of life nursing and mentorship.  She is currently an NPD practitioner for oncology and bone marrow transplant units.     Neil H. Johnson, RN, BSN, CMSRN, epitomizes a profound familial commitment to the nursing profession, marking the third generation in his family to tread this esteemed path. Following the footsteps of his father, grandfather, grandmother, aunt, and cousin, all distinguished nurses, Neil transitioned to nursing as a second career after a brief tenure as an elementary school teacher. Currently on the verge of completing his MSN in nurse education, he aspires to seamlessly integrate his dual passions. Apart from his unwavering dedication to nursing, Neil actively seeks serenity in nature alongside his canine companions. In his professional capacity, he fulfills the role of a med-surg nurse at the Moses Cone Health System in North Carolina.   Maritess M. Quinto, DNP, RN, NPD-BC, CMSRN is a clinical educator currently leading a team of educators who is passionately helping healthcare colleagues, especially newly graduate nurses. She was born and raised in the Philippines and immigrated to the United States with her family in Florida. Her family of seven (three girls and two boys with her husband who is also a Registered Nurse) loves to travel, especially to Disney World. She loves to share her experiences about parenting, travelling, and, of course, nursing!
28:52 1/30/24
Ep. 117 - How To Stay Grounded Amidst the Chaos
You've survived burnout and now it's time to figure out how to stay grounded amidst the daily chaos of med-surg nursing life.  Join Laura, Maritess, Parker and Sam as they share their own personal stories, tips and strategies to help you determine what might work best for you.    GUEST CO-HOST Samantha MacMillan, MSN, RN, CMSRN is a Nursing Education Specialist in the inland northwest specializing in medical/surgical nursing. The first four years of her practice were spent bedside on a busy ortho/neuro unit where she found her passion for newly graduated RNs, interdisciplinary collaboration, and professional governance. Sam is an unwavering advocate for medical/surgical nursing as a specialty and enjoys helping nurses prepare for specialty certification.    CO-HOSTS Laura Johnson, MSN, RN, CMSRN has been a nurse since 2008 with a background in Med/Surg and Oncology.  She has held many positions throughout my career including management and leadership.  Laura obtained her MSN in nursing education in 2018.  Since then, she has worked as a bedside educator with both experienced staff and nurse residency with specialties in end of life and mentorship.  She is currently working as an NPD practitioner for oncology and bone marrow transplant units.    Chelsea Parker RN, BSN, CMSRN was born and raised in Newport News, Virginia. She attended the University of Virginia and graduated in 2016 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing. Since then she has pursued geriatric and palliative care nursing and developed a love for general medicine, which is where her foundation for med-surg nursing was built. As a young nurse looking for ways to bridge engagement between generations of nurses, she is excited about what this podcast will mean for AMSN.    Maritess M. Quinto, DNP, RN, NPD-BC, CMSRN is a Clinical Educator currently leading a team of educators who is passionately helping healthcare colleagues, especially newly graduate nurses. She was born and raised in the Philippines and immigrated to the United States with her family in Florida. Her family of seven (three girls and two boys with her husband who is also a Registered Nurse) loves to travel, especially to Disney World. She loves to share her experiences about parenting, travelling, and, of course, nursing!
26:06 1/16/24
Ep. 116 - The Ins & Outs of Mediports
Accessing patient mediports is often one of the most requested nurse training topics.  Join Laura, Maritess, Parker and special guest co-host Samantha MacMillan as they share educational insights, approaches and stories regarding the ins and outs of mediports.  GUEST CO-HOST Samantha MacMillan, MSN, RN, CMSRN is a Nursing Education Specialist in the inland northwest specializing in medical/surgical nursing. The first four years of her practice were spent bedside on a busy ortho/neuro unit where she found her passion for newly graduated RNs, interdisciplinary collaboration, and professional governance. Sam is an unwavering advocate for medical/surgical nursing as a specialty and enjoys helping nurses prepare for specialty certification.    CO-HOSTS Laura Johnson, MSN, RN, CMSRN has been a nurse since 2008 with a background in Med/Surg and Oncology.  She has held many positions throughout my career including management and leadership.  Laura obtained her MSN in nursing education in 2018.  Since then, she has worked as a bedside educator with both experienced staff and nurse residency with specialties in end of life and mentorship.  She is currently working as an NPD practitioner for oncology and bone marrow transplant units.    Chelsea Parker RN, BSN, CMSRN was born and raised in Newport News, Virginia. She attended the University of Virginia and graduated in 2016 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing. Since then she has pursued geriatric and palliative care nursing and developed a love for general medicine, which is where her foundation for med-surg nursing was built. As a young nurse looking for ways to bridge engagement between generations of nurses, she is excited about what this podcast will mean for AMSN.    Maritess M. Quinto, DNP, RN, NPD-BC, CMSRN is a Clinical Educator currently leading a team of educators who is passionately helping healthcare colleagues, especially newly graduate nurses. She was born and raised in the Philippines and immigrated to the United States with her family in Florida. Her family of seven (three girls and two boys with her husband who is also a Registered Nurse) loves to travel, especially to Disney World. She loves to share her experiences about parenting, travelling, and, of course, nursing!
28:44 1/2/24
Ep. 115 - How to Combat Nursing Burnout in the Post-COVID Era
You are not alone. Even though we've entered the Post-COVID era, many nurses continue to struggle with burnout stemming from the pandemic.  Join Caroline, Laura, Maritess and Neal as they share their own personal stories of struggle and how they've learned to deal with burnout in the Post-COVID era.   CO-HOSTS Caroline Ashman, MSN, RN, CMSRN was born and raised in England. She had two dreams in life – to become a nurse and live in the United States. She accomplished the first task in 1985 and then in 1991, immigrated to America. She currently serves as a Nurse Leader. She has also been afforded the wonderful opportunity to teach Med Surg Review Courses across the United States and in Europe for AMSN. Collecting air miles and sharing stores along the way, she is thrilled to join the Podcast team and recognize that the specialty of medical surgical nursing is alive and well. Caroline lives with her husband Jimmy, in metro Atlanta and has two grown daughters, Jennifer & Emily.   Laura Johnson, MSN, RN, CMSRN has been a nurse since 2008 with a background in Med/Surg and Oncology.  She has held many positions throughout my career including management and leadership.  Laura obtained her MSN in nursing education in 2018.  Since then, she has worked as a bedside educator with both experienced staff and nurse residency with specialties in end of life and mentorship.  She is currently working as an NPD practitioner for oncology and bone marrow transplant units.    Neil H. Johnson, RN, BSN, CMSRN, is a native New Yorker that has settled in North Carolina for the last 24 years. He has worked his way up the Nursing ladder from a C.N.A to achieving his BSN, and is in pursuit of his MSN in Nurse Education. He has worked in Oncology, Palliative, Behavioral Health, but his heart always brings him back to Medical-Surgical Nursing, where he holds his certification.He is currently a FLEX pool Med/Surg night nurse for Moses Cone Hospital System, floating to 4 facilities.    Maritess M. Quinto, DNP, RN, NPD-BC, CMSRN is a Clinical Educator currently leading a team of educators who is passionately helping healthcare colleagues, especially newly graduate nurses. She was born and raised in the Philippines and immigrated to the United States with her family in Florida. Her family of seven (three girls and two boys with her husband who is also a Registered Nurse) loves to travel, especially to Disney World. She loves to share her experiences about parenting, travelling, and, of course, nursing!
29:15 12/19/23
Ep. 114 - A Conversation with AMSN MSNCB Executive Director Matt Fenwick
Ready to meet AMSN and MSNCB's Executive Director? Join Laura, Maritess and Neal as they welcome AMSN MSNCB Executive Director Matt Fenwick to the show to share his story and offer a sneak peek at what will be new for AMSN and MSNCB in 2024.  CO-HOSTS Laura Johnson, MSN, RN, CMSRN has been a nurse since 2008 with a background in Med/Surg and Oncology.  She has held many positions throughout my career including management and leadership.  Laura obtained her MSN in nursing education in 2018.  Since then, she has worked as a bedside educator with both experienced staff and nurse residency with specialties in end of life and mentorship.  She is currently working as an NPD practitioner for oncology and bone marrow transplant units.    Neil H. Johnson, RN, BSN, CMSRN, is a native New Yorker that has settled in North Carolina for the last 24 years. He has worked his way up the Nursing ladder from a C.N.A to achieving his BSN, and is in pursuit of his MSN in Nurse Education. He has worked in Oncology, Palliative, Behavioral Health, but his heart always brings him back to Medical-Surgical Nursing, where he holds his certification.He is currently a FLEX pool Med/Surg night nurse for Moses Cone Hospital System, floating to 4 facilities.    Maritess M. Quinto, DNP, RN, NPD-BC, CMSRN is a Clinical Educator currently leading a team of educators who is passionately helping healthcare colleagues, especially newly graduate nurses. She was born and raised in the Philippines and immigrated to the United States with her family in Florida. Her family of seven (three girls and two boys with her husband who is also a Registered Nurse) loves to travel, especially to Disney World. She loves to share her experiences about parenting, travelling, and, of course, nursing!
18:21 12/5/23
Ep. 113 - How to Manage Nurse Morale When Patient Acuity is High
Everyone has a leadership role to play when it comes to managing nurse morale when patient acuity is high.  Join Caroline, Laura and Maritess as they share their stories, experiences and perspectives regarding how they manage nurse morale when patient acuity is high.    CO-HOSTS Caroline Ashman, MSN, RN, CMSRN was born and raised in England. She had two dreams in life – to become a nurse and live in the United States. She accomplished the first task in 1985 and then in 1991, immigrated to America. She currently serves as a Nurse Leader. She has also been afforded the wonderful opportunity to teach Med Surg Review Courses across the United States and in Europe for AMSN. Collecting air miles and sharing stores along the way, she is thrilled to join the Podcast team and recognize that the specialty of medical surgical nursing is alive and well. Caroline lives with her husband Jimmy, in metro Atlanta and has two grown daughters, Jennifer & Emily.   Laura Johnson, MSN, RN, CMSRN has been a nurse since 2008 with a background in Med/Surg and Oncology.  She has held many positions throughout my career including management and leadership.  Laura obtained her MSN in nursing education in 2018.  Since then, she has worked as a bedside educator with both experienced staff and nurse residency with specialties in end of life and mentorship.  She is currently working as an NPD practitioner for oncology and bone marrow transplant units.    Maritess M. Quinto, DNP, RN, NPD-BC, CMSRN is a Clinical Educator currently leading a team of educators who is passionately helping healthcare colleagues, especially newly graduate nurses. She was born and raised in the Philippines and immigrated to the United States with her family in Florida. Her family of seven (three girls and two boys with her husband who is also a Registered Nurse) loves to travel, especially to Disney World. She loves to share her experiences about parenting, travelling, and, of course, nursing!
28:56 11/21/23
Ep. 112 - The Leadership Journey of AMSN President Marisa Streelman
Do you view yourself as a leader? In this special episode, the co-hosts welcome AMSN President Marisa Streelman to share the story behind her inspiring leadership journey and a glimpse into AMSN's future.    GUEST BIO Dr. Marisa Streelman, DNP, RN, CMSRN, NE-BC began her career in Chicago as a staff nurse in oncology at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She progressed into leadership positions, such as charge RN, and clinical coordinator, and then changed specialties as the unit manager of a medicine unit. Her life moved out West to Denver, where she managed a cardiology and progressive care unit at University of Colorado Hospital before returning back to Chicago where she served as medical center unit director at Rush University Medical Center. She currently is a staff specialist with the nursing leadership team at Michigan Medicine in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Dr. Streelman was a founding member for the Academy of Medical Surgical Nurses - Chicago Chapter, and she has been involved with the AMSN Volunteer Committees. She was elected to treasurer for the Board of Directors for AMSN in 2015 and continues to serve on the board. She recently earned her doctorate in nursing practice in transformational leadership systems from Rush University.    CO-HOSTS Caroline Ashman, MSN, RN, CMSRN was born and raised in England. She had two dreams in life – to become a nurse and live in the United States. She accomplished the first task in 1985 and then in 1991, immigrated to America. She currently serves as a Nurse Leader. She has also been afforded the wonderful opportunity to teach Med Surg Review Courses across the United States and in Europe for AMSN. Collecting air miles and sharing stores along the way, she is thrilled to join the Podcast team and recognize that the specialty of medical surgical nursing is alive and well. Caroline lives with her husband Jimmy, in metro Atlanta and has two grown daughters, Jennifer & Emily.   Laura Johnson, MSN, RN, CMSRN has been a nurse since 2008 with a background in Med/Surg and Oncology.  She has held many positions throughout my career including management and leadership.  Laura obtained her MSN in nursing education in 2018.  Since then, she has worked as a bedside educator with both experienced staff and nurse residency with specialties in end of life and mentorship.  She is currently working as an NPD practitioner for oncology and bone marrow transplant units.    Maritess M. Quinto, DNP, RN, NPD-BC, CMSRN is a Clinical Educator currently leading a team of educators who is passionately helping healthcare colleagues, especially newly graduate nurses. She was born and raised in the Philippines and immigrated to the United States with her family in Florida. Her family of seven (three girls and two boys with her husband who is also a Registered Nurse) loves to travel, especially to Disney World. She loves to share her experiences about parenting, travelling, and, of course, nursing!
18:22 11/7/23
Ep. 111 - Virtual Nursing 101 with Special Guest Kelsea Cox - LIVE from the 2023 AMSN Convention
Is virtual nursing the answer? In this episode, we explore the transformative potential of virtual nursing as a solution to ease the strain on bedside nurses, address staffing shortages and offer a new career pathway for nurses.  Join the co-hosts as they welcome special guest Kelsea Cox for a conversation and case study about the fundamentals and latest advances in virtual nursing.  SPECIAL GUEST Kelsea Cox, MSN, BSN, RN, CENP is a Director of Patient Care Services at Saint Luke’s Health System located in Kansas City, Missouri. Kelsea graduated from the University of Central Missouri in 2011 with her BSN and completed her MSN in 2017 from the University of Missouri. She recently obtained her certification in executive nursing practice in 2023.  Over her 12-year nursing career in the Critical Care space, Kelsea has spent time working in Cardiovascular Intensive Care, Emergency Medicine, and Electrophysiology Procedural Care. In addition to her clinical career, she has also served as a trainer for her peers during the implementation of a new EHR.  After becoming a director in 2020, Kelsea oversaw the opening of a new 33-bed unit that was the first in the system to trial a new care innovation incorporating Virtual RNs into the care team. In 2022, she assumed leadership responsibilities for the newly developed Virtual Expert Care program and led the program system expansion growing services from serving a single 33-bed unit to over 550 beds within the Saint Luke’s Health System. The expansion not only covered additional inpatient beds but also incorporated different disciplines of care including Social Work and Medication History Technicians.  Finally, outside of the system, Kelsea has also been actively partnering with AMSN to create domains for the upcoming Certified Acute Virtual Registered Nurse Exam (CAVRN) as well as serving as an item writer for the CAVRN exam.   MEET OUR CO-HOSTS Caroline Ashman, MSN, RN, CMSRN was born and raised in England. She had two dreams in life – to become a nurse and live in the United States. She accomplished the first task in 1985 and then in 1991, immigrated to America. She currently serves as a Nurse Leader. She has also been afforded the wonderful opportunity to teach Med Surg Review Courses across the United States and in Europe for AMSN. Collecting air miles and sharing stores along the way, she is thrilled to join the Podcast team and recognize that the specialty of medical surgical nursing is alive and well. Caroline lives with her husband Jimmy, in metro Atlanta and has two grown daughters, Jennifer & Emily.   Laura Johnson, MSN, RN, CMSRN has been a nurse since 2008 with a background in Med/Surg and Oncology.  She has held many positions throughout my career including management and leadership.  Laura obtained her MSN in nursing education in 2018.  Since then, she has worked as a bedside educator with both experienced staff and nurse residency with specialties in end of life and mentorship.  She is currently working as an NPD practitioner for oncology and bone marrow transplant units.    Neil H. Johnson, RN, BSN, CMSRN, is a native New Yorker that has settled in North Carolina for the last 24 years. He has worked his way up the Nursing ladder from a C.N.A to achieving his BSN, and is in pursuit of his MSN in Nurse Education. He has worked in Oncology, Palliative, Behavioral Health, but his heart always brings him back to Medical-Surgical Nursing, where he holds his certification.He is currently a FLEX pool Med/Surg night nurse for Moses Cone Hospital System, floating to 4 facilities.    Maritess M. Quinto, DNP, RN, NPD-BC, CMSRN is a Clinical Educator currently leading a team of educators who is passionately helping healthcare colleagues, especially newly graduate nurses. She was born and raised in the Philippines and immigrated to the United States with her family in Florida. Her family of seven (three girls and two boys with her husband who is also a Registered Nurse) loves to travel, especially to Disney World. She loves to share her experiences about parenting, travelling, and, of course, nursing!
35:23 10/24/23
Ep. 110 - Addressing the Nurse Staffing Crisis - LIVE from the 2023 AMSN Convention
Ready for an update on the lastest steps taken toward solving the nurse staffing crisis?  Join the co-hosts with special guests Sarah Delgado and Monica van der Zee LIVE from the 2023 AMSN Convention for an in-depth conversation about recent recommendations from the Nurse Staffing Task Force.    MEET OUR CO-HOSTS Caroline Ashman, MSN, RN, CMSRN was born and raised in England. She had two dreams in life – to become a nurse and live in the United States. She accomplished the first task in 1985 and then in 1991, immigrated to America. She currently serves as a Nurse Leader. She has also been afforded the wonderful opportunity to teach Med Surg Review Courses across the United States and in Europe for AMSN. Collecting air miles and sharing stores along the way, she is thrilled to join the Podcast team and recognize that the specialty of medical surgical nursing is alive and well. Caroline lives with her husband Jimmy, in metro Atlanta and has two grown daughters, Jennifer & Emily.   Laura Johnson, MSN, RN, CMSRN has been a nurse since 2008 with a background in Med/Surg and Oncology.  She has held many positions throughout my career including management and leadership.  Laura obtained her MSN in nursing education in 2018.  Since then, she has worked as a bedside educator with both experienced staff and nurse residency with specialties in end of life and mentorship.  She is currently working as an NPD practitioner for oncology and bone marrow transplant units.    Neil H. Johnson, RN, BSN, CMSRN, is a native New Yorker that has settled in North Carolina for the last 24 years. He has worked his way up the Nursing ladder from a C.N.A to achieving his BSN, and is in pursuit of his MSN in Nurse Education. He has worked in Oncology, Palliative, Behavioral Health, but his heart always brings him back to Medical-Surgical Nursing, where he holds his certification.He is currently a FLEX pool Med/Surg night nurse for Moses Cone Hospital System, floating to 4 facilities.    Maritess M. Quinto, DNP, RN, NPD-BC, CMSRN is a Clinical Educator currently leading a team of educators who is passionately helping healthcare colleagues, especially newly graduate nurses. She was born and raised in the Philippines and immigrated to the United States with her family in Florida. Her family of seven (three girls and two boys with her husband who is also a Registered Nurse) loves to travel, especially to Disney World. She loves to share her experiences about parenting, travelling, and, of course, nursing!
27:40 10/10/23
Ep. 109 - How to Navigate Patient Mental Health
If you've ever struggled through the emotional "roller coaster" of patient mental health , you're not alone.  Join Caroline, Laura and Maritess as they share personal stories of heartbreak and hope offering new perspectives on how to navigate patient mental health.       MEET OUR CO-HOSTS Caroline Ashman, MSN, RN, CMSRN was born and raised in England. She had two dreams in life – to become a nurse and live in the United States. She accomplished the first task in 1985 and then in 1991, immigrated to America. She currently serves as a Nurse Leader. She has also been afforded the wonderful opportunity to teach Med Surg Review Courses across the United States and in Europe for AMSN. Collecting air miles and sharing stores along the way, she is thrilled to join the Podcast team and recognize that the specialty of medical surgical nursing is alive and well. Caroline lives with her husband Jimmy, in metro Atlanta and has two grown daughters, Jennifer & Emily.   Laura Johnson, MSN, RN, CMSRN has been a nurse since 2008 with a background in Med/Surg and Oncology.  She has held many positions throughout my career including management and leadership.  Laura obtained her MSN in nursing education in 2018.  Since then, she has worked as a bedside educator with both experienced staff and nurse residency with specialties in end of life and mentorship.  She is currently working as an NPD practitioner for oncology and bone marrow transplant units.    Maritess M. Quinto, DNP, RN, NPD-BC, CMSRN is a Clinical Educator currently leading a team of educators who is passionately helping healthcare colleagues, especially newly graduate nurses. She was born and raised in the Philippines and immigrated to the United States with her family in Florida. Her family of seven (three girls and two boys with her husband who is also a Registered Nurse) loves to travel, especially to Disney World. She loves to share her experiences about parenting, travelling, and, of course, nursing!
30:58 9/26/23
Ep. 108 - Things I Never Expected to Experience as a Med-Surg Nurse
As nurses, you would think we're ready to expect the unexpected, but not always.  Join Caroline, Laura and Maritess as they share personal stories and experiences regarding med-surg moments they could have never expected.    MEET OUR CO-HOSTS           Caroline Ashman, MSN, RN, CMSRN was born and raised in England. She had two dreams in life – to become a nurse and live in the United States. She accomplished the first task in 1985 and then in 1991, immigrated to America. She currently serves as a Nurse Leader. She has also been afforded the wonderful opportunity to teach Med Surg Review Courses across the United States and in Europe for AMSN. Collecting air miles and sharing stores along the way, she is thrilled to join the Podcast team and recognize that the specialty of medical surgical nursing is alive and well. Caroline lives with her husband Jimmy, in metro Atlanta and has two grown daughters, Jennifer & Emily.   Laura Johnson, MSN, RN, CMSRN has been a nurse since 2008 with a background in Med/Surg and Oncology.  She has held many positions throughout my career including management and leadership.  Laura obtained her MSN in nursing education in 2018.  Since then, she has worked as a bedside educator with both experienced staff and nurse residency with specialties in end of life and mentorship.  She is currently working as an NPD practitioner for oncology and bone marrow transplant units.    Maritess M. Quinto, DNP, RN, NPD-BC, CMSRN is a Clinical Educator currently leading a team of educators who is passionately helping healthcare colleagues, especially newly graduate nurses. She was born and raised in the Philippines and immigrated to the United States with her family in Florida. Her family of seven (three girls and two boys with her husband who is also a Registered Nurse) loves to travel, especially to Disney World. She loves to share her experiences about parenting, travelling, and, of course, nursing!
29:38 9/12/23
Ep. 107 - Adventures in Wound Care
Are you doing everything you can to prevent patient pressure wounds?  Join Laura, Maritess, Neil and Parker as they share their stories, approaches and personal adventures in wound care.    CO-HOSTS   Chelsea Parker RN, BSN, CMSRN was born and raised in Newport News, Virginia. She attended the University of Virginia and graduated in 2016 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing. Since then she has pursued geriatric and palliative care nursing and developed a love for general medicine, which is where her foundation for med-surg nursing was built. As a young nurse looking for ways to bridge engagement between generations of nurses, she is excited about what this podcast will mean for AMSN.    Laura Johnson, MSN, RN, CMSRN has been a nurse since 2008 with a background in Med/Surg and Oncology.  She has held many positions throughout my career including management and leadership.  Laura obtained her MSN in nursing education in 2018.  Since then, she has worked as a bedside educator with both experienced staff and nurse residency with specialties in end of life and mentorship.  She is currently working as an NPD practitioner for oncology and bone marrow transplant units.    Neil H. Johnson, RN, BSN, CMSRN, is a native New Yorker that has settled in North Carolina for the last 24 years. He has worked his way up the Nursing ladder from a C.N.A to achieving his BSN, and is in pursuit of his MSN in Nurse Education. He has worked in Oncology, Palliative, Behavioral Health, but his heart always brings him back to Medical-Surgical Nursing, where he holds his certification.He is currently a FLEX pool Med/Surg night nurse for Moses Cone Hospital System, floating to 4 facilities.    Maritess M. Quinto, DNP, RN, NPD-BC, CMSRN is a Clinical Educator currently leading a team of educators who is passionately helping healthcare colleagues, especially newly graduate nurses. She was born and raised in the Philippines and immigrated to the United States with her family in Florida. Her family of seven (three girls and two boys with her husband who is also a Registered Nurse) loves to travel, especially to Disney World. She loves to share her experiences about parenting, travelling, and, of course, nursing!
26:02 8/22/23
Ep. 106 - Imagining the Future of Nursing Technology
How will technology shape our future as med-surg nurses?  Join Maritess, Parker, Neil and Laura as they imagine what the future might hold for nursing technology.    CO-HOSTS   Chelsea Parker RN, BSN, CMSRN was born and raised in Newport News, Virginia. She attended the University of Virginia and graduated in 2016 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing. Since then she has pursued geriatric and palliative care nursing and developed a love for general medicine, which is where her foundation for med-surg nursing was built. As a young nurse looking for ways to bridge engagement between generations of nurses, she is excited about what this podcast will mean for AMSN.    Laura Johnson, MSN, RN, CMSRN has been a nurse since 2008 with a background in Med/Surg and Oncology.  She has held many positions throughout my career including management and leadership.  Laura obtained her MSN in nursing education in 2018.  Since then, she has worked as a bedside educator with both experienced staff and nurse residency with specialties in end of life and mentorship.  She is currently working as an NPD practitioner for oncology and bone marrow transplant units.    Neil H. Johnson, RN, BSN, CMSRN, is a native New Yorker that has settled in North Carolina for the last 24 years. He has worked his way up the Nursing ladder from a C.N.A to achieving his BSN, and is in pursuit of his MSN in Nurse Education. He has worked in Oncology, Palliative, Behavioral Health, but his heart always brings him back to Medical-Surgical Nursing, where he holds his certification.He is currently a FLEX pool Med/Surg night nurse for Moses Cone Hospital System, floating to 4 facilities.    Maritess M. Quinto, DNP, RN, NPD-BC, CMSRN is a Clinical Educator currently leading a team of educators who is passionately helping healthcare colleagues, especially newly graduate nurses. She was born and raised in the Philippines and immigrated to the United States with her family in Florida. Her family of seven (three girls and two boys with her husband who is also a Registered Nurse) loves to travel, especially to Disney World. She loves to share her experiences about parenting, travelling, and, of course, nursing!
24:38 8/8/23
Ep. 105 - How to Connect with Your Patients Through Authentic Presence
Ready to improve your ability to connect with patients in a meaningful way?  Join Caroline, Laura, Maritess and Parker as they share their stories, experiences and insights regarding how to connect with your patients through authentic presence.    CO-HOSTS           Caroline Ashman, MSN, RN, CMSRN was born and raised in England. She had two dreams in life – to become a nurse and live in the United States. She accomplished the first task in 1985 and then in 1991, immigrated to America. She currently serves as a Nurse Leader. She has also been afforded the wonderful opportunity to teach Med Surg Review Courses across the United States and in Europe for AMSN. Collecting air miles and sharing stores along the way, she is thrilled to join the Podcast team and recognize that the specialty of medical surgical nursing is alive and well. Caroline lives with her husband Jimmy, in metro Atlanta and has two grown daughters, Jennifer & Emily.   Laura Johnson, MSN, RN, CMSRN has been a nurse since 2008 with a background in Med/Surg and Oncology.  She has held many positions throughout my career including management and leadership.  Laura obtained her MSN in nursing education in 2018.  Since then, she has worked as a bedside educator with both experienced staff and nurse residency with specialties in end of life and mentorship.  She is currently working as an NPD practitioner for oncology and bone marrow transplant units.              Chelsea Parker RN, BSN, CMSRN was born and raised in Newport News, Virginia. She attended the University of Virginia and graduated in 2016 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing. Since then she has pursued geriatric and palliative care nursing and developed a love for general medicine, which is where her foundation for med-surg nursing was built. As a young nurse looking for ways to bridge engagement between generations of nurses, she is excited about what this podcast will mean for AMSN.    Maritess M. Quinto, DNP, RN, NPD-BC, CMSRN is a Clinical Educator currently leading a team of educators who is passionately helping healthcare colleagues, especially newly graduate nurses. She was born and raised in the Philippines and immigrated to the United States with her family in Florida. Her family of seven (three girls and two boys with her husband who is also a Registered Nurse) loves to travel, especially to Disney World. She loves to share her experiences about parenting, travelling, and, of course, nursing!
29:07 7/25/23
Ep. 104 - How to Deal with Doctors
If you've ever experienced frustration working with doctors, this episode is for you.  Join Caroline, Laura, Maritess and Parker as they share personal stories, insights and proven strategies for improving your working relationship with doctors.      CO-HOSTS           Caroline Ashman, MSN, RN, CMSRN was born and raised in England. She had two dreams in life – to become a nurse and live in the United States. She accomplished the first task in 1985 and then in 1991, immigrated to America. She currently serves as a Nurse Leader. She has also been afforded the wonderful opportunity to teach Med Surg Review Courses across the United States and in Europe for AMSN. Collecting air miles and sharing stores along the way, she is thrilled to join the Podcast team and recognize that the specialty of medical surgical nursing is alive and well. Caroline lives with her husband Jimmy, in metro Atlanta and has two grown daughters, Jennifer & Emily.   Laura Johnson, MSN, RN, CMSRN has been a nurse since 2008 with a background in Med/Surg and Oncology.  She has held many positions throughout my career including management and leadership.  Laura obtained her MSN in nursing education in 2018.  Since then, she has worked as a bedside educator with both experienced staff and nurse residency with specialties in end of life and mentorship.  She is currently working as an NPD practitioner for oncology and bone marrow transplant units.              Chelsea Parker RN, BSN, CMSRN was born and raised in Newport News, Virginia. She attended the University of Virginia and graduated in 2016 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing. Since then she has pursued geriatric and palliative care nursing and developed a love for general medicine, which is where her foundation for med-surg nursing was built. As a young nurse looking for ways to bridge engagement between generations of nurses, she is excited about what this podcast will mean for AMSN.    Maritess M. Quinto, DNP, RN, NPD-BC, CMSRN is a Clinical Educator currently leading a team of educators who is passionately helping healthcare colleagues, especially newly graduate nurses. She was born and raised in the Philippines and immigrated to the United States with her family in Florida. Her family of seven (three girls and two boys with her husband who is also a Registered Nurse) loves to travel, especially to Disney World. She loves to share her experiences about parenting, travelling, and, of course, nursing!
28:10 7/11/23
Ep. 103 - The Hidden Dangers of MRSA Infections
Are you uknowingly spreading a MRSA infection to your patients or brining it home to your family?  Join Laura, Neil, Maritess and special guest co-host Sam for an important coversation about the ease of transmission and prevention of MRSA infections.     GUEST CO-HOST   Samantha MacMillan, MSN, RN, CMSRN is a Nursing Education Specialist in the inland northwest specializing in medical/surgical nursing. The first four years of her practice were spent bedside on a busy ortho/neuro unit where she found her passion for newly graduated RNs, interdisciplinary collaboration, and professional governance. Sam is an unwavering advocate for medical/surgical nursing as a specialty and enjoys helping nurses prepare for specialty certification.    CO-HOSTS Laura Johnson, MSN, RN, CMSRN has been a nurse since 2008 with a background in Med/Surg and Oncology.  She has held many positions throughout my career including management and leadership.  Laura obtained her MSN in nursing education in 2018.  Since then, she has worked as a bedside educator with both experienced staff and nurse residency with specialties in end of life and mentorship.  She is currently working as an NPD practitioner for oncology and bone marrow transplant units.    Neil H. Johnson, RN, BSN, CMSRN, is a native New Yorker that has settled in North Carolina for the last 24 years. He has worked his way up the Nursing ladder from a C.N.A to achieving his BSN, and is in pursuit of his MSN in Nurse Education. He has worked in Oncology, Palliative, Behavioral Health, but his heart always brings him back to Medical-Surgical Nursing, where he holds his certification.He is currently a FLEX pool Med/Surg night nurse for Moses Cone Hospital System, floating to 4 facilities.    Maritess M. Quinto, DNP, RN, NPD-BC, CMSRN is a Clinical Educator currently leading a team of educators who is passionately helping healthcare colleagues, especially newly graduate nurses. She was born and raised in the Philippines and immigrated to the United States with her family in Florida. Her family of seven (three girls and two boys with her husband who is also a Registered Nurse) loves to travel, especially to Disney World. She loves to share her experiences about parenting, travelling, and, of course, nursing!
22:46 6/27/23
Ep. 102 - Overcoming the Challenges of Float Nursing
If you've ever faced a challenging float nursing assignment or navigated working with float nurses in your unit, this episode is for you.  Join Laura, Neil, Maritess and special guest co-host Sam as they share their stories, personal experiences and tips for overcoming the challenges of float nursing.    GUEST CO-HOST   Samantha MacMillan, MSN, RN, CMSRN is a Nursing Education Specialist in the inland northwest specializing in medical/surgical nursing. The first four years of her practice were spent bedside on a busy ortho/neuro unit where she found her passion for newly graduated RNs, interdisciplinary collaboration, and professional governance. Sam is an unwavering advocate for medical/surgical nursing as a specialty and enjoys helping nurses prepare for specialty certification.    CO-HOSTS Laura Johnson, MSN, RN, CMSRN has been a nurse since 2008 with a background in Med/Surg and Oncology.  She has held many positions throughout my career including management and leadership.  Laura obtained her MSN in nursing education in 2018.  Since then, she has worked as a bedside educator with both experienced staff and nurse residency with specialties in end of life and mentorship.  She is currently working as an NPD practitioner for oncology and bone marrow transplant units.    Neil H. Johnson, RN, BSN, CMSRN, is a native New Yorker that has settled in North Carolina for the last 24 years. He has worked his way up the Nursing ladder from a C.N.A to achieving his BSN, and is in pursuit of his MSN in Nurse Education. He has worked in Oncology, Palliative, Behavioral Health, but his heart always brings him back to Medical-Surgical Nursing, where he holds his certification.He is currently a FLEX pool Med/Surg night nurse for Moses Cone Hospital System, floating to 4 facilities.    Maritess M. Quinto, DNP, RN, NPD-BC, CMSRN is a Clinical Educator currently leading a team of educators who is passionately helping healthcare colleagues, especially newly graduate nurses. She was born and raised in the Philippines and immigrated to the United States with her family in Florida. Her family of seven (three girls and two boys with her husband who is also a Registered Nurse) loves to travel, especially to Disney World. She loves to share her experiences about parenting, travelling, and, of course, nursing!
27:34 6/13/23
Ep. 101 - How to Stay Positive in a Toxic Work Environment
The demands of med-surg nursing can sometimes create a toxic atmosphere leading to burnout and a negative impact on patient care.  Join Laura, Neil, Maritess and special guest co-host Sam as they share stories, strategies and practical tips to help you navigate and thrive in a toxic work environment.    GUEST CO-HOST   Samantha MacMillan, MSN, RN, CMSRN is a Nursing Education Specialist in the inland northwest specializing in medical/surgical nursing. The first four years of her practice were spent bedside on a busy ortho/neuro unit where she found her passion for newly graduated RNs, interdisciplinary collaboration, and professional governance. Sam is an unwavering advocate for medical/surgical nursing as a specialty and enjoys helping nurses prepare for specialty certification.    CO-HOSTS Laura Johnson, MSN, RN, CMSRN has been a nurse since 2008 with a background in Med/Surg and Oncology.  She has held many positions throughout my career including management and leadership.  Laura obtained her MSN in nursing education in 2018.  Since then, she has worked as a bedside educator with both experienced staff and nurse residency with specialties in end of life and mentorship.  She is currently working as an NPD practitioner for oncology and bone marrow transplant units.    Neil H. Johnson, RN, BSN, CMSRN, is a native New Yorker that has settled in North Carolina for the last 24 years. He has worked his way up the Nursing ladder from a C.N.A to achieving his BSN, and is in pursuit of his MSN in Nurse Education. He has worked in Oncology, Palliative, Behavioral Health, but his heart always brings him back to Medical-Surgical Nursing, where he holds his certification.He is currently a FLEX pool Med/Surg night nurse for Moses Cone Hospital System, floating to 4 facilities.    Maritess M. Quinto, DNP, RN, NPD-BC, CMSRN is a Clinical Educator currently leading a team of educators who is passionately helping healthcare colleagues, especially newly graduate nurses. She was born and raised in the Philippines and immigrated to the United States with her family in Florida. Her family of seven (three girls and two boys with her husband who is also a Registered Nurse) loves to travel, especially to Disney World. She loves to share her experiences about parenting, travelling, and, of course, nursing!
27:54 5/30/23
Ep. 100 - The 100th Episode of Med-Surg Moments
Ready to celebrate the 100th episode of Med-Surg Moments?  Join Caroline, Neil, Laura and Maritess for a look back at the first 100 episodes and a touching conversation regarding the show's impact on their lives and the med-surg nursing specialty.    CO-HOSTS Caroline Ashman, MSN, RN, CMSRN was born and raised in England. She had two dreams in life – to become a nurse and live in the United States. She accomplished the first task in 1985 and then in 1991, immigrated to America. She currently serves as a Nurse Leader. She has also been afforded the wonderful opportunity to teach Med Surg Review Courses across the United States and in Europe for AMSN. Collecting air miles and sharing stores along the way, she is thrilled to join the Podcast team and recognize that the specialty of medical surgical nursing is alive and well. Caroline lives with her husband Jimmy, in metro Atlanta and has two grown daughters, Jennifer & Emily.   Laura Johnson, MSN, RN, CMSRN has been a nurse since 2008 with a background in Med/Surg and Oncology.  She has held many positions throughout my career including management and leadership.  Laura obtained her MSN in nursing education in 2018.  Since then, she has worked as a bedside educator with both experienced staff and nurse residency with specialties in end of life and mentorship.  She is currently working as an NPD practitioner for oncology and bone marrow transplant units.    Neil H. Johnson, RN, BSN, CMSRN, is a native New Yorker that has settled in North Carolina for the last 24 years. He has worked his way up the Nursing ladder from a C.N.A to achieving his BSN, and is in pursuit of his MSN in Nurse Education. He has worked in Oncology, Palliative, Behavioral Health, but his heart always brings him back to Medical-Surgical Nursing, where he holds his certification.He is currently a FLEX pool Med/Surg night nurse for Moses Cone Hospital System, floating to 4 facilities.    Maritess M. Quinto, DNP, RN, NPD-BC, CMSRN is a Clinical Educator currently leading a team of educators who is passionately helping healthcare colleagues, especially newly graduate nurses. She was born and raised in the Philippines and immigrated to the United States with her family in Florida. Her family of seven (three girls and two boys with her husband who is also a Registered Nurse) loves to travel, especially to Disney World. She loves to share her experiences about parenting, travelling, and, of course, nursing!
28:38 5/16/23
Ep. 99 - How to Deal with Nurse Bullying
As a nurse, have you been bullied or do you ever wonder if others might perceive you as a bully?  Join Caroline, Laura, Neil and Maritess as they share their personal stories, perspectives and strategies for how to deal with nurse bullying. Also, find out which co-host admits to having once been a bully and hear about her personal transformation.     CO-HOSTS Caroline Ashman, MSN, RN, CMSRN was born and raised in England. She had two dreams in life – to become a nurse and live in the United States. She accomplished the first task in 1985 and then in 1991, immigrated to America. She currently serves as a Nurse Leader. She has also been afforded the wonderful opportunity to teach Med Surg Review Courses across the United States and in Europe for AMSN. Collecting air miles and sharing stores along the way, she is thrilled to join the Podcast team and recognize that the specialty of medical surgical nursing is alive and well. Caroline lives with her husband Jimmy, in metro Atlanta and has two grown daughters, Jennifer & Emily.   Laura Johnson, MSN, RN, CMSRN has been a nurse since 2008 with a background in Med/Surg and Oncology.  She has held many positions throughout my career including management and leadership.  Laura obtained her MSN in nursing education in 2018.  Since then, she has worked as a bedside educator with both experienced staff and nurse residency with specialties in end of life and mentorship.  She is currently working as an NPD practitioner for oncology and bone marrow transplant units.    Neil H. Johnson, RN, BSN, CMSRN, is a native New Yorker that has settled in North Carolina for the last 24 years. He has worked his way up the Nursing ladder from a C.N.A to achieving his BSN, and is in pursuit of his MSN in Nurse Education. He has worked in Oncology, Palliative, Behavioral Health, but his heart always brings him back to Medical-Surgical Nursing, where he holds his certification.He is currently a FLEX pool Med/Surg night nurse for Moses Cone Hospital System, floating to 4 facilities.    Maritess M. Quinto, DNP, RN, NPD-BC, CMSRN is a Clinical Educator currently leading a team of educators who is passionately helping healthcare colleagues, especially newly graduate nurses. She was born and raised in the Philippines and immigrated to the United States with her family in Florida. Her family of seven (three girls and two boys with her husband who is also a Registered Nurse) loves to travel, especially to Disney World. She loves to share her experiences about parenting, travelling, and, of course, nursing!
26:19 5/2/23
Ep. 98 - Stories of Hope for Med-Surg Nurses
Join the co-hosts as they share stories of hope about patients that touched their lives in meaningful ways and how these powerful experiences have shaped their approach to patient care. CO-HOSTS Caroline Ashman, MSN, RN, CMSRN was born and raised in England. She had two dreams in life – to become a nurse and live in the United States. She accomplished the first task in 1985 and then in 1991, immigrated to America. She currently serves as a Nurse Leader. She has also been afforded the wonderful opportunity to teach Med Surg Review Courses across the United States and in Europe for AMSN. Collecting air miles and sharing stores along the way, she is thrilled to join the Podcast team and recognize that the specialty of medical surgical nursing is alive and well. Caroline lives with her husband Jimmy, in metro Atlanta and has two grown daughters, Jennifer & Emily.   Laura Johnson, MSN, RN, CMSRN has been a nurse since 2008 with a background in Med/Surg and Oncology.  She has held many positions throughout my career including management and leadership.  Laura obtained her MSN in nursing education in 2018.  Since then, she has worked as a bedside educator with both experienced staff and nurse residency with specialties in end of life and mentorship.  She is currently working as an NPD practitioner for oncology and bone marrow transplant units.    Neil H. Johnson, RN, BSN, CMSRN, is a native New Yorker that has settled in North Carolina for the last 24 years. He has worked his way up the Nursing ladder from a C.N.A to achieving his BSN, and is in pursuit of his MSN in Nurse Education. He has worked in Oncology, Palliative, Behavioral Health, but his heart always brings him back to Medical-Surgical Nursing, where he holds his certification.He is currently a FLEX pool Med/Surg night nurse for Moses Cone Hospital System, floating to 4 facilities.    Maritess M. Quinto, DNP, RN, NPD-BC, CMSRN is a Clinical Educator currently leading a team of educators who is passionately helping healthcare colleagues, especially newly graduate nurses. She was born and raised in the Philippines and immigrated to the United States with her family in Florida. Her family of seven (three girls and two boys with her husband who is also a Registered Nurse) loves to travel, especially to Disney World. She loves to share her experiences about parenting, travelling, and, of course, nursing!  
28:35 4/18/23