The Pulse of the Profession
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Nurse clinicians work closely with doctors to help patients achieve the greatest possible outcomes. They’re care coordinators as well as caregivers. As clinicians, they have demonstrated their excellence in patient care and leadership in the workplace.
In the hospital, patients transition through different levels of care on the road to recovery. For those in the ICU, the step-down unit is the next step before entering the general floor. Here, step-down nurses tend to their needs, ensuring they’re stable and meeting all their recovery benchmarks before moving on to another floor.