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General Acute Medical (Nelson 4)

General medical care for patients with acute gastrointestinal, cardiac, renal, hepatic, hematological and respiratory disorders.

Patient Population
  • Adult
  • Post-transplant (lung, kidney, liver, heart) population
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Average length of stay: 5 days
Number of Beds
  • 22 private; four semi-private
Nurse/Patient Ratio
  • Day: 1:4
  • Evening: 1:5
  • Night: 1:5
Rotation/Shifts
  • Flexible; 4-, 8- and 12-hour shifts; permanent weekend and night shift
Skill Mix
  • 83 percent RN; 17 percent clinical associates
  • RN composite: 30 percent ADN/diploma; 70 percent BSN; <1 percent MSN
  • Required competencies: BLS, Flolan, chemotherapy
Orientation
  • 9 weeks; 1:1 with an experienced RN preceptor
  • New Grads:  SPRING program

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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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