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  • Nursing Careers at Newport Hospital: In our own words

  • Deborah Nordstrom, RN
    Vanderbilt Rehabilitation Center

    Deborah Nordstrom, RNI have been a nurse at Newport Hospital since 1980 and in a permanent position at the Vanderbilt Rehabilitation Center for most of that time. Working with the interdisciplinary rehabilitation team, treating patients with life-altering injuries or illnesses, and then watching their progress in returning to their family and community, is professionally satisfying and rewarding.

    Vanderbilt rehabilitation nurses fully embrace their roles as caregivers, collaborators, patient advocates, and patient, family and caregiver educators. I can honestly say I would not want to be working anywhere else.

    The opportunities to serve hospital-wide councils such as the Staff Nurse Council and The Skin Team help me to be current in my practice. Continuing education is supported through Pearls Review and CE Direct. I have also been fortunate to be able to advance on our clinical ladder. These are just a few of the benefits of working in this Magnet-Designated Community Hospital.

     

     

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