June2010

We C.A.R.E. About Professional Development

The Professional Development Committee set out to develop a clinical ladder that honors the expertise of nurses who make a difference at the bedside and recognize those who show leadership on a daily basis within their unit and the facility. It is an honor for the Professional Development Committee to[…]

  1. Kyler Philbin: Hello my name is Kyler and I am currently an undergraduate at Gettysburg College. I am a health science major…

    • monicam: Kyler, Contact Kathy McKay at kmckay@aahs.org, she is the Manager for volunteer services. Best of luck in your studies!

Four Awe-Inspiring July 4th Celebrations

I don’t get teary-eyed very easily, but there is something about a Fourth of July celebration that does me in. Maybe it’s the patriotic music paired with an incredible fireworks display, or maybe it’s the way people come together to celebrate our many freedoms during a time of war. Cap that[…]

  1. Chona Hamrock: I love watching the fireworks at Anne Arundel Community College - great music, great fireworks and lots of space to…

    • monica mewshaw: Chona, I was going to include the AACC locale in my post, but I read that they aren't having fireworks…

Is Nursing a Cool Career?

We think so! And in an effort to inspire our community’s young people to consider a career in health care, AAMC started the High School Health Care Exploration program. Two years later, this “summer camp” fills up months in advance. It’s attendees, in many case, go on to declare college[…]

  1. Pam Hadaway: My daughter will begin her senior year of high school this fall and is considering a career in nursing. The…

    • Sandy Fox: Hi Mrs. Hadaway, We are working to put the documents on our web page. Right now they are just sent…

  2. Wendy Knapp: I have been all over the AAMC website, and I can't find any current information regarding the High School Health…

    • Sandy Fox: Hi Wendy, Thank you so much for your interest in the High School Program. I am in the process of…

  3. Chona Hamrock: When I was little, I used to tag along with my father when he did rounds during the weekend. I…

    • Sandy Fox: Thanks Chona, hope so too!

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Our Very Own Hero: OR Nurse & Armed Forces Advocate, Jan Campbell, RN

For the past ten years, Jan Campbell, RN, has been a part-time staff nurse in AAMC’s Edwards Operating Room. She also serves as the 2nd Vice President of the United States Naval Academy (USNA) Women’s Club. Over the past several months, Jan has been influential in helping to raise almost[…]

  1. Adele Greenis BSN RN: Jan -You are one of the most compassionate people I have been privileged to know and work with. Not only…

Nursing Students Try Out Perioperative Nursing through the AAMC Nursing Institute

“Oh my! This is hard!” exclaimed a student who came through the recent AAMC Nursing Institute course, Introduction to Perioperative Nursing course. This two-credit elective provides Anne Arundel Community College nursing students with theoretical and clinical experience in the perioperative setting. Specifically, the role of a perioperative nurse is explored during[…]

Listen Here! The Voice of the Patient

  During a phone survey process to measure patient satisfaction, the very last question asked is: “Thinking of this visit, what one thing could the emergency department have done better?” Upon their consent, the patient’s comments are recorded.  Below, in their own words, are some of the wonderful things our patients are saying about[…]