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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.

May 10, 2019

In this episode, we will focus on the question of “What Is and Isn’t Second Victim Syndrome". Over the last 19 years, our knowledge and understanding of SVS has increased significantly, but questions still remain, such as why do some nurses experience profound SVS, resulting in significant emotional distress and...


Apr 26, 2019

In this episode, we'll be focusing on the Future of Nursing.  There are so many policy-making decisions which affect our patients and our practice on a daily basis.  It’s important for all of us to join together with our Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses to exercise our voice in the policy-making process.  It all...


Apr 5, 2019

In this episode, we’ll be discussing Nursing Career Advancement and resources to enhance your professional development. Did you know your career development can involve moving laterally and even diagonally?  Some even call it a nursing career "lattice". This episode will open your eyes to many new ideas and...


Mar 15, 2019

In this episode, we will discuss the growing fragmentation of the health care system, and what we can do about it by coordinating care. Nurses are tasked with discharge planning, case management, utilization review, quality assurance, patient/family education, and interprofessional collaboration. Having an...


Feb 11, 2019

In this episode, we’re talking about med-surg nursing as the foundation for all nursing practice. Too often, we hear that med-surg is ‘where you have to do your time before you can go to a specialty area’, or nursing professors tell students ‘if you’re not top of class, you’ll have to rotate through...