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Medical Progressive Care Unit (Halsted 4)

Intermediate care for patients recovering from complex and multi-system medical illnesses.

Patient Population
  • Adult
  • Diagnoses include: DKA, sickle cell crisis, liver failure, pulmonary hypertension, GI bleed
  • Average length of stay: 5 days
Number of Beds
  • 15 (4 with ventilator; all monitored)
Nurse/Patient Ratio
  • 1:3
Rotation/Shifts
  • 30-percent rotation to off-shift (evenings and/or nights)
Skill Mix
  • 95 percent RN; 75 percent BSN
  • ACLS preferred
Orientation
  • 10 weeks
  • Mentoring from unit-based clinical resource nurse
  • New Grad: 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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