Granville Health System Celebrates National Medical-Surgical Nurses Week

10/25/2010

Granville Health System (GHS) announced the organization is celebrating Medical-Surgical Nurses Week November 1-7. The Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN) founded the nationally recognized week in order to raise awareness of the medical-surgical nursing specialty among nurses and the important work that they do.

 
While medical-surgical nurses focus on providing compassionate care for patients and families, they also possess specialized skills and knowledge of the entire spectrum of nursing care. Medical-surgical nurses make a difference by building the profession of nursing and the medical-surgical nursing specialty, mentoring and nurturing each other, advocating for patients and families, serving their communities through care and education, and improving patient care.

"This week allows us, as an organization and a community, to recognize the important role that GHS nurses play in delivering quality health care to our patients,” said Maria Calloway, GHS Chief Nursing Officer. “Our medical-surgical nursing team is very knowledgeable and has a wide range of medical skill sets. They do a fantastic job providing compassionate care for the people in our community.”
 
Historically, medical-surgical nurses have made outstanding contributions to the health of the public. Their contributions will continue to expand as new roles for medical-surgical nurses evolve. One of the most diverse nursing specialties practiced today, medical-surgical nurses care for adult patients in a broad range of settings, applying their expert knowledge to all body systems and disease processes.
 

Many nurses choose to be recognized by obtaining certification in Medical Surgical Nursing through the Academy of Medical Surgical Nursing (AMSN) or the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) which shows that they have taken that extra step to validate their knowledge and skills. There are over 11,500 certified registered nurses in the U.S., and Granville Medical Center is very proud to have nurses that have obtained their certification in Medical Surgical Nursing.

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