Happy Medical-surgical nurses week!
Its Medical-surgical nurses week!! Medical-surgical nurses focus every day on caring compassionately for patients and families. The Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN) has designated a special week, November 1-7, to shift that focus to the nurses themselves. The Medical-Surgical Nursing Certification Board (MSNCB) partners with AMSN to celebrate the specialty of medical-surgical nursing during this week.
Not exactly sure what a medical-surgical nurse is? They are the largest group of practicing professionals. Rather than choosing to be a medical or surgical nurse, they choose both! Med-surg nurses are the backbone of healthcare facilities and therefore the field is considered one of the most demanding nursing specialties. They care for patients of all ages in MD offices, long-term care facilities, urgent care centers and other practice sites
The website of the Acadamy of Medical-surgical nurses features stories of how medical-surgical nurses have celebrated this week in the past. Some have celebrated with a dessert bar, banners recognizing their efforts, and even themes each day. There are lots of different stories detailing the fun ways these nurses are celebrated and get to celebrate. Check it out below!