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General Medicine (Nelson 4)

Description/Level of Care - comprehensive & collaborative team of providers, patient care coordinator, nurses, social workers, customer service representatives, & unit associates.  Also enjoy great relations with support disciplines and departments including home health, pharmacy, nutrition, transport, and environmental care.  Nurturing environment for new staff with specialized education for HIV and pulmonary diseases.

Patient Population

  • Patient population - infectious disease and pulmonary diseases - cystic fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension, and post lung transplant.

Number of Beds

  • 23 private rooms

Nurse/Patient Ratio

  • 1:4

New Grad RN Orientation Length

  • 8 + weeks (additional training throughout year for specialty diagnosis)
Amanda C. Owen

Why I Choose Nursing in Medicine

"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.