As we celebrate National Certified Nurses Day and our 41.26% of WakeMed Nurses who hold specialty certifications, I want to share some resources that can support your own certification journey and thank the WakeMed Foundation and employee donors who help support these efforts each year. Because of dollars donated to the Helton Scholarship Endowment & […]
Download a printable version of this blog post. WakeMed nursing team 2nd in N.C. and 30th in the World to Receive Honor The medical-surgical nursing unit at WakeMed Raleigh Campus recently received the prestigious AMSN PRISM Award®, an honor recognizing exceptional nursing practice, leadership and outcomes in hospital medical-surgical units. WakeMed’s medical-surgical nursing team is the second in […]
Recently, I took care of an elderly woman who had recently moved to North Carolina from New York in the past year. She had moved here a couple of years prior, and in her old age, she wanted to be closer to family. From Homesick to Feeling at Home I asked my patient how she […]
Compassion has always been a hallmark of WakeMed nursing. It’s a true calling to care that makes a nurse successful at WakeMed and with his or her patients. But keeping that compassion at the forefront has become increasingly difficult for nurses. While they can and do improve clinical outcomes and help keep patients safe, new […]
Watch the history of WakeMed’s journey to become a Magnet Organization. Magnet is an award given by the American Nurses’ Credentialing Center (ANCC) to hospitals that satisfy a set of criteria designed to measure the strength and quality of their nursing.
Today at 2:45 pm, we learned that WakeMed has officially earned Magnet designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. This is a tremendous honor for our organization and a testament to the quality of care we provide to our patients. Magnet designated organizations are proven quality leaders in nursing care and innovation. Magnet organizations have […]
Congratulations Cheryl Palmer for being recognized as the February 2015 DAISY Award Recipient! 4 month old Braylen’s Mom wrote this about you: “The professionalism and compassion that she showed all of our family was a huge blessing. The care she shared with us in teaching us how to take care of a premature infant was […]
Nursing. It is such an important job. And anyone who has ever been admitted to a hospital or been to a doctor’s office knows that nurses that provide quality care and compassion are invaluable. But, like teaching, nursing is often a thankless job. Let your favorite nurse know how much they mean to you by […]