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General Acute Medical (Nelson 8)

Care for patients with a variety of general acute medical requiring medical interventions.

Patient Population
  • Adult 10 Telemetry
  • Admissions from emergency department
  • Average length of stay: 4.5 days
Number of Beds
  • 8 private; 10 semi-private
Nurse/Patient Ratio
  • Day: 1:3-4
  • Evening/Night: 1:4-5
  • 8- and 12-hour
Skill Mix
  • All RN staff with nursing students as Clinical Technicians
  • 25 percent ADN; 75 percent BSN

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Why I Choose Nursing in Medicine

Amanda C. Owen

"I started on Nelson 4 as a new grad, precepting new staff within my first year and running charge within my second. My nurse manager constantly challenged me to advance my career goals - which led me to earn my certificate as a wound care specialist. Now, as a unit-based expert, I enjoy a high level of autonomy and work closely with the entire interdisciplinary team. I truly believe I've had opportunities not available at other institutions."

—Amanda C. Owen, R.N.
General Acute Medical Unit (Nelson 4)

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