Nursing at Franciscan Hospital for Children
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What you can expect:
Most people think of nurses as people who monitor fluids and administer medications. But at Franciscan Hospital for Children, nurses also provide the most consistent patient and family contact of anyone on the entire multi-disciplinary team. Our care delivery model is Family Centered and Relationship Based with underpinnings in the theory of Caring.
A nurse’s role is to:
Establish a caring relationship with patients.
Treat patients as holistic beings (body, mind and spirit)
Display unconditional acceptance and respect
Advocate for the needs of our patient and their family
Partner with our patients and their families to develop a plan of care
Treat patients with a positive regard
Promote health through knowledge and intervention
Spend uninterrupted time with patients: “caring moments” 
Nurses throughout the Hospital work in different environments and with children who have varying needs, however all the professional nurses, aides, mental health workers and support staff are all motivated by compassion and enabled by knowledge and skill. As nurses, we approach our work realizing it is a science as well as an art. We are committed to providing evidenced based care that is personalized and specialized for the individual child and their family. Our work is part of the larger mission of Franciscan Hospital for Children.
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