Nursing

November 13, 2018

From a Nurse in the ED to a Nurse Practitioner in Primary Care

By Beverly Ramey, Nurse Practitioner I was a registered nurse in the emergency department for several years, and am now trying to transition from taking direction to giving direction as a newly hired nurse practitioner (NP) in the primary care setting. What exactly is a nurse practitioner and what do we do? An NP is […]

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November 6, 2018

Becky Carter: Blue Ridge Regional Hospital Applies for Pathway to Excellence® Accreditation: What It Means for Our Nurses – and Our Community

By Becky Carter President/CNO, Blue Ridge Regional Hospital This month we will share important time and enjoy good food with family and friends as we kick off the holiday season. I’m grateful to share that on November 1, Blue Ridge Regional Hospital (BRRH) submitted our application for recognition as a Pathway to Excellence® hospital to […]

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October 23, 2018

Four Mission Health Nurses Named 2018 Great 100 Nurses of North Carolina

Mission Health nurses returned to Asheville this weekend from a celebration where four were honored as North Carolina’s Great 100 Nurses at the annual Great 100, Inc. Gala. Since 1989, the Great 100, Inc. has recognized admired and influential nurses across North Carolina. Each year, this organization recognizes the top 100 nurses from North Carolina […]

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May 10, 2018

“Overwhelming Gratitude” – Brad Campbell’s Message of Thanks to Nurse John Devan

Every day, Brad Campbell looks in the mirror at the “scar of gratitude” on his neck, which tells the story of his life-changing accident and all of the team members and nurses who helped him through it. After a severe biking accident in Transylvania County landed avid cyclist and Asheville resident Brad in Mission Hospital, […]

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May 6, 2018

“Nursing Is Our Mission” – Celebrating Nurses Everywhere

Every year, healthcare organizations across the nation recognize nurses during National Nurses Week, May 6-12. Mission Health is honored to take part in this observance week and bring awareness to the impact our nurses have on the people in our community with celebrations all week long – starting with this special video tribute featuring Mission […]

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May 2, 2018

Gratitude and Thanks: A Tribute to Nurses during Nurses Week

By Samantha Kappalman “As a nurse, we have the opportunity to heal the heart, mind, soul and body of our patients, their families and ourselves. They may forget your name, but they will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou The late Maya Angelou had it right, I will never forget how […]

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October 2, 2017

Mission Hospital CNO Karen Olsen: What Our “Journey to Magnet” Means for You

By Karen Olsen Vice President and Chief Nurse Executive, Mission Hospital On September 29, 2017, Mission Hospital officially celebrated its journey to becoming a Magnet®-designated hospital. The Magnet Recognition Program® recognizes healthcare organizations for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice. The Magnet® designation is the ultimate credential for the highest quality […]

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August 21, 2017

WCU, Mission Health Using $1.3 Million Grant to Enhance Training for FNP Students

CULLOWHEE – August 21, 2017 – A long-running partnership between Western Carolina University and Mission Health System to improve the quality of health care in Western North Carolina reached a milestone recently when the federal government awarded a $1.3 million grant to boost the readiness of students graduating from WCU’s Family Nurse Practitioner Program. The grant to WCU’s School of […]

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August 16, 2017

Ready to reSTART Your Career with Mission Health?

Are you a registered nurse who’s never worked in the acute care setting, or have you been working away from the acute care setting for 3-5 years? If so, Mission Health’s reSTART program offers a great opportunity for you to enter or reenter the acute care setting in a structured way, providing professional development and […]

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May 11, 2017

“They Are the Backbone of the Hospital” – A Family Pays Tribute to Nurses Who Went Above and Beyond

By Nancy Lindell As a parent, one of the worst nightmares is having to take your child to the emergency room. There is fear – both yours and your child’s – and thankfully there are nurses to help ease that fear. Such was the case for Amy Ward when she had to bring her 6-year-old […]

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