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HIV/AIDS Care (Nelson 4/Polk)

  • Continuity of care for HIV, Infectious Disease, and Substance Abuse patients
  • HIV prevention and related research, teaching, patient advocacy and community outreach
Patient Population
  • Adult
  • Average length of stay: 5 days
Number of Beds
  • 15-18
Nurse/Patient Ratio
  • Day/Evening/Night: 1:4/5
  • Self-scheduling
Skill Mix
  • 80 percent RN; 20 percent clinical technician
  • RN composite: 21 percent ADN/diploma; 67 percent BSN; 12 percent MSN
  • Required competencies: BSN, ACRN to advance to NCIIE

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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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ANCC Magnet Recognition

The Johns Hopkins Department of Nursing will host appraisers from the Magnet Recognition Program from 9/9-11/2013.
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