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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. 

Jan 30, 2024

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. 



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.



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!