January2013

MAGNET MONDAY: Our community recognizes the value of nursing at AAMC

We all know Charlotte Wallace, AAMC’s sustainability coordinator, is one of a kind. But did you know she is one of only two nurses in the state of Maryland to hold a sustainability position in a Medical System? Charlotte has helped implement many environmental initiatives at AAMC, including money-saving recycling[…]

  1. Tina Andersen: Great work Charlotte!!

AAMC designated by NICHE, even more geriatric resources now available

Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders (NICHE) is a program that began at NYU College of Nursing in 1992, and its network now includes nearly 300 hospitals located throughout North America. Their mission is to provide the principles and tools to stimulate a change in the culture of healthcare facilities[…]

  1. Ruby: Nice Job!! It is nice to know that efforts are being made to help us better prepare ourselves to better…

Have you applied for a nursing scholarship yet? $5,000 could be yours!

Are you in nursing school? Don’t delay, apply for a scholarship. AAMC Foundation will award twelve $5,000 scholarships this year! Applications are now being accepted. Deadline to submit is March 1, 2013. Here is a testimony from one of last year’s scholarship recipients: This scholarship has made it possible for me to work[…]

Moving forward with The Future of Nursing – let’s get started!

What does the “The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health” report mean to the nurses and nursing practice at AAMC?  If you read this week’s blog, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health, you’ll be familiar with the report and it’s eight recommendations. Read more about them here.[…]

  1. Brandy Brown: The Future of Nursing is now. I'm glad that we have opportunities to be active in the way we move…

The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health

The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health is a monumental document released by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and The Robert Woods Johnson Foundation in October 2010.  This document serves as a national blueprint for nurses to take their vital role in providing “accessible, high quality health care.” The[…]

  1. Valerie Donaldson: Thanks Betsey. This is a great link and wonderful information to act on as nursing moves into the future.

After 44 years, AAMC says farewell to Sarah Murray, LPN

Back when the most popular song was, “Sitting on the Dock of the Bay” by Otis Redding and “The Beverly Hillbillies” was our favorite TV show, Sarah Murray came to Anne Arundel General Hospital (as it was known then) to work on the Special Care Unit. Now, 44 years later,[…]

  1. Irma Holland: Sarah, the Clinical Education team will truly miss you. You have been a great teacher to our PCTs on the…

  2. julie stephan: It was alway's a pleasure working with you Sarah ! each time I came to SCU as a Flex Tech,…

  3. jazmin manlapaz: I will really miss Sarah, quarterly for several years now,we work together doing Skin Prevalence study and she is full…

  4. Van: Great article. "Ms. Sarah" you will be missed, but enjoy retirement.

  5. Lynn Dorsey: Congratulations Sarah! It was a pleasure working with you in my early years at AAMC. Your soft spoken, kind, and…

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$60,000 in scholarships to be awarded this year — application available online.

The AAMC Foundation will award twelve $5,000 scholarships this year! Applications are now being accepted. Deadline to submit is March 1, 2013. Here is a testimony from one of last year’s scholarship recipients: I would like to tell my donors that they really changed my nursing school experience. They enabled me to[…]