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General Medicine (Nelson 6)

Nelson 6 is a 23-bed adult general medicine telemetry unit. Nelson 6 works with a multi-disciplinary team consisting of nurses, physicians, pharmacists, social workers, case managers, physical therapists, occupational therapists, nutritionists, home care coordinators, and additional supportive services. The Nelson 6 staff is committed to clinical excellence, safety, and exceptional patient/family-centered care through collaboration with the multidisciplinary team.

Patient Population

  • Nelson 6 cares for a variety of patients, including those with respiratory, cardiac, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, hematological, renal, and rheumatologic diagnoses. Other specialties, such as wound care, psychiatry, infectious disease, substance abuse, palliative care, and the pain team can be consulted. Nelson 6 specializes in Cystic Fibrosis and pulmonary hypertension.

Number of Beds

  • 23

Nurse/Patient Ratio

  • AM- 1 RN: 4 pts; PM- 1 RN: 4-5 pts

New Grad RN Orientation Length

  • 8 weeks
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.