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Med-Surg Moments is the official podcast of the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN)*. Our podcast offers an engaging look at the lives of - and surrounding- medical-surgical nurses. We’ll have guests on from every corner of the industry, bringing you stories that are relatable and compelling on myriad topics.

Our goal is to bring you interesting perspectives and insights that will serve you at any step of your nursing career. We truly intend this podcast to be an exciting, interesting go-to source for our listeners, and Med-Surg Moments will creatively incorporate voices from all backgrounds, to help highlight the issues facing you in our medical-surgical nursing community.

You can be assured we’ll do our very best to bring this podcast, always, with personality and compassion, and accuracy in our coverage.

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

Apr 28, 2020

From quarantine awaiting COVID-19 test results, Alissa has a conversation with AMSN and MSNCB CEO Terri Hinkley regarding AMSN COVID-19 support and resources available to AMSN members, including the AMSN Emergency Grant Program.  Learn more at




Apr 21, 2020

Alissa and Chelsea share their ultimate COVID-19 self-care strategies and discuss the ups and downs of COVID-19 unit readiness, redeployments, and cross-training.  


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....

Apr 15, 2020

In this week's COVID-19 Huddle episode of Med-Surg Moments, a Maryland nurse shares her personal and professional transition to caring for COVID-19 patients and the Co-Hosts open up about overcoming fear of COVID-19 and how this crisis will shape a strong future for med-surg nursing.

We're all in this together and...

Apr 10, 2020

In this week's COVID-19 huddle, we hear from the frontline of a COVID-19 unit in Utah where a nurse educator shares her stories about the proper use of PPE.  We also catch up with one of our Co-Hosts who is in home quarantine after exposure to a COVID-19 patient. 

We're all in this together and you'll never stand alone...

Apr 2, 2020

This week's huddle begins with a message from AMSN President Robin Hertel regarding AMSN's response to the COVID-19 Pandemic.  Then, Alissa, Caroline, Chelsea, and Evie send you positives vibes as they discuss the importance of preparation, planning, and education during the COVID-19 pandemic as well as staffing...