Working as a charge nurse in the NICU is very rewarding for Emily Pringle, MSN, RNC-LRN. She describes the characteristics of her team members and explains how these align with the mission of the hospital.
I am a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) nurse who practices at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio. MetroHealth is an organization that prides itself on the delivery of the highest level of care to the community we serve. I am proud to work alongside remarkable and visionary professionals of all disciplines to provide exceptional health care services to patients of all socio-economic statuses.
In the NICU, I am a charge nurse. This role allows me to work closely with a multi-disciplinary team to ensure that optimal patient and family-centered care is delivered to the most fragile of patients. Encouragement, resilience, and teamwork are all traits found readily in the NICU, making it a rewarding place to practice.
At MetroHealth, we are constantly challenging ourselves to integrate the most current, evidence-based research into our practice standards. This drives our quality outcomes and patient satisfaction. I remain personally dedicated to accountability and leadership to ensure that the mission of the organization is upheld, which is to promote the wellness of each person we serve. It is a privilege to be associated with initiatives that improve people’s lives, both in, and out of, the hospital.