April2010

Educating Our Educators

Last Friday, AAMC’s Clinical Education & Professional Development Department hosted the seminar, Maximize Your Nurse Educator Performance, geared towards educating our nurse educators. Over 25 AAMC nurse educators from across the organization attended the day-long seminar and received six contact hours for attending.  The speaker was Diane D. DePew, DSN, RN-BC, who has dedicated 20[…]

Congratulations Sally Grimm, M.S.N., R.N. and Karen Asplund, B.S.N., R.N., 2010 Nursing Spectrum Excellence Regional Finalists

Not one, but two of AAMC’s nurses have been named 2010 Nursing Spectrum Excellence Regional Finalists. Congratulations Sally Grimm, M.S.N., R.N. (Emergency Department) and Karen Asplund, B.S.N., R.N. (Critical Care Unit). Sally is a finalist in the Teaching category, Karen in Community Service. This is a wonderful honor. In Maryland,[…]

  1. Tina Andersen: What an amazing accomplishment- Congrats to you both!

  2. Jan Clemons: How proud we are of you both. Greatly deserved and great to be able to work with such professional experts…

  3. edgar: great endeavor. way to go. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Rita Linnenkamp: Sally and Karen, Congratulations on all of your hard work. So glad you both are being recognized outside our 4…

  5. Michelle Donovan: Awesome awards to two awesome nurse leaders in our organization. Professional role models have we at AAMC!

Reaching Out to Our Community: AAMC Nurses Volunteer at Homeless Resource Day

At Anne Arundel County’s Third Annual Homeless Resource Day, 23 AAMC nurses provided 50 hours of nursing care to homeless people in our community. The Commitment to the Community Initiative, who organized the nursing volunteers for this event, were inundated with responses from staff eager to help! So many volunteered that, within two days, the need for workers[…]

  1. Misa Ewing: A GREAT job done by all the AAMC nursing staff who participated at the Homeless Resource Day - we're getting…

  2. Justin: I made sure to link to this on our Facebook page - such a great job by these nurses!

“Honoring Those Who Donate Life” by Michelle Donovan, BSN, RN

Today, AAMC raised the Donate Life flag, now flying just below the American and State of Maryland flags. In tribute to organ and tissue donors, we celebrated with the Living Legacy Foundation, our organ procurement organization, through the Flags Across Maryland campaign. This month is National Donate Life Month. Throughout[…]

  1. Kathleen Kelm: I donated the kidneys of my long missed new born daughter, Lilith Sappho Kelm, now these 37 years ago, when…

  2. Ruby Vlcej, BSN, RN: I would like to say that donating organs is not an easy decision to make for any family, but is…

  3. Krista Graham RN: Does AAMC only promote organ donation or do they promote and conduct any bone marrow drives to bring awareness about…