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Medical Intensive Care - MICU (Zayed 10 East)

Intensive care for patients with complex and multi-system medical illnesses.

Patient Population
  • Adult
  • Diagnoses include cardiopulmonary arrest, hepatic failure, respiratory diseases, sepsis, renal failure, severe gastrointestinal bleeding, multisystem organ failure and drug overdose
  • Average length of stay: 3 to 5 days
  • Census: 85 to 95 percent occupied beds
  • Fast-paced, High acuity unit
  • Recipient of AACN Beacon Award
Number of Beds
  • 24
Nurse/Patient Ratio
  • 1:2 (can do several 1:1 assignments)
  • Self-scheduling
  • 12-hour shifts
  • Rotation to night shift  up to 50 percent
  • Depending on unit scheduling needs, permanent shift options may become available
Skill Mix
  • 95 percent RN; 5 percent techs
  • RN composite: 14 percent AD/diploma; 78 percent BSN; 8 percent MSN
  • CCRN certification supported and strongly encouraged
  • Learned competencies: Swan Ganz catheters, ICP monitoring, Blakemore tubes, CVVH, HFOV
  • Individually planned by clinical nurse specialists, nurse manager and preceptor
  • 10 to 12 weeks for experienced nurses
  • New Grads: Nurse Residency Program—Adult Track
  • Includes clinical and classroom time

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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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