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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. 

Aug 21, 2020

Special guest Dr. Terry Jones RN, PD joins Alissa to share new perspectives and strategies for solving the difficult dilemma of unfinished patient care.


Dr. Terry Jones RN, PD is currently an Associate Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond Virginia where she teaches and conducts research. She has over 30 years’ experience in nursing and has served in a variety of roles to include direct patient care, staff development, management, executive leadership, performance improvement, and care coordination. Dr. Jones received her PhD from The University of Texas at Austin and now teaches courses on leadership, organizational theory and performance, and quality and safety. She mentors students in multiple programs to include the Master’s Nursing Administration & Leadership, the DNP, and the PhD. Her areas of research include leadership development and work environment issues that affect patient care quality to include unfinished nursing care. She has published on these topics in a variety of journals and serves on related international collaboratives. Most importantly, Dr. Jones is a member of AMSN and serves as the principal investigator for the AMSN-sponsored study to evaluate the effectiveness of our online Clinical Leadership Development Program.




Alissa Brown, BSN, MSN, RN 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. Alissa is looking forward to conversations together on this AMSN podcast!