Excellence in Nursing
Rhonda Wehling, BSN, RN, education, was named WHC’s 2017 Excellence in Nursing award winner. Rhonda was nominated for her committee involvement as well as remaining cross-trained in case management and social services. Her nominator continued, “Rhonda has participated outside WHC by taking programs to the schools for the summer healthy partners program as well as the healthy partners program during the school year.”
The Excellence in Nursing award is given to a deserving nurse each February. It is a chance for patients and co-workers to recognize a nurse who has made an impact on the profession of nursing. Areas of focus for the award include the use of evidence-based practice, community involvement, mentoring, patient-centered care and professional development. Nominations for the award are gathered in November and December.
Advanced Practice Nurses: In the advanced role, the nurse practices nursing assessment, intervention and management within the boundaries of the nurse-client relationship.
Registered Nurse (RN): The registered nurse assumes responsibility and accountability for the delivery of nursing care. The RN is responsible for assessing, delegating and coordinating nursing care based on the patient’s problem and needs, by initiating the nursing process in the everyday practice of nursing.
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN): The licensed practical nurse at WHC performs services with supportive care under the supervision of a RN or physician.