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Working As A Progressive Care Nurse

  • Assisting and Caring for Others
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Getting Information
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
  • Deal with People

  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • Unpleasant/Hazardous Environment

  • Make Decisions

  • $67,490

    Average Salary

What Does A Progressive Care Nurse Do At Tri-City Medical Center

* Serves as a clinical resource and consultant to physicians and nursing staff to ensure appropriate, coordinated care to individuals with wounds and wound therapy.
* Participates in competency and net learning development.
* Provides feedback to nurse supervisors and managers regarding progress and training of RN staff regarding wound training.
* Expert in the assessment and knowledge of pressure ulcers which results in the generation of a “pressure ulcer risk score” and trains RN staff on scoring.
* Expert in identification of staging definitions to assist physicians and nurses in the development of the plan of care, products and beds/mattresses to be used, and interventions to be assimilated.
* Supports Cal Noc Prevalence studies.
* Safety and Infection Control Responsibilities:
* Responsible to maintain a safe and clean work environment, including unit based specific safety and infection control requirements

What Does A Progressive Care Nurse Do At Valley View Medical Center

* Performs advanced patient assessments and seeks consultation of the physician for patients conditions outlined in agreement.
* Demonstrates a commitment to personal growth and development; ensures that appearance and personal conduct are professional at all times and complies with all organizational policies.
* Arranges referrals to other members of the health care team as needed and to community resources as appropriate.
* Orders, performs, and interprets tests within the provider’s scope of practice.
* Demonstrates awareness of current state, federal and local laws governing the delivery of care.
* Provides for therapeutic treatments and procedures as per delegation of services agreement.
* Provides open and timely communication with customers, families, and their significant others and provides educational resources as appropriate.
* Ensures timely review of services provided as determined by the providers state licensing board by the providers supervising physician.
* Maintains license, certification and CME as dictated and regulated by the provider’s state licensing board and TCRH, Inc.
* Demonstrates knowledge and compliance of TCRH, Inc. bylaws.
* Completes required in-services in a timely fashion.
* Participates in the development and implementation of patient satisfaction improvements.
* Ensures appropriate charge levels for patient visits based on AMA standards

What Does A Progressive Care Nurse Do At HCA, Hospital Corporation of America

* Assesses plans and evaluates patient care needs.
* Carries out physician orders.
* Administers prescribed medications, changes dressings, cleans wounds, monitors vital signs.
* Serves as the primary coordinator of all disciplines for well coordinated patient care.
* Monitors, records and communicates patient condition as appropriate utilizing computerized documentation systems.
* Instructs and educates patients and families.
* Assesses and coordinates patient's discharge planning needs with members of the healthcare team.
* Provides age and culturally appropriate care.
* Orients and mentors new staff members.
* Follows Standard Precautions using personal protective equipment as required.
* Intensive Care Unit / ICU Stepdown

What Does A Progressive Care Nurse Do At UPMC

* Applies nursing knowledge and skills within the framework of Relationship Based Care, using the nursing process to meet the clinical, psychosocial and spiritual needs of the patient and family.
* Practices solid verbal and written communication skills, and is able to articulate and translate the patient's condition to other care providers and to negotiate and make recommendations for changes in patient care and unit practices.
* Patient documentation is comprehensive and promotes communication between caregivers.
* Demonstrates critical thinking in the analysis of clinical, social, safety, psychological and spiritual issues for the patient care within an episode of care.
* Incorporates national professional organization as well as business unit and health system's goals to improve patient safety, quality and satisfaction of the patient experience in daily work.
* Creates a caring and compassionate patient focused experience by building healing relationships with patients, families and colleagues.
* Disseminates new knowledge and innovations through presentations, posters, and publications.
* Demonstrates interest in the development of others and positively impacts the lives of patients/families, peers, and members of the healthcare team through mentoring, education, and knowledge sharing.
* Actively participates in the role of preceptor for student nurses, nurse interns, graduate and experienced nurses and assists with the development of new preceptors in their role.
* Mentors and role models quest for continuous learning through formal education and the development of others.
* Seeks opportunities to share expertise with other members of the healthcare team within and beyond the clinical unit/department.
* Demonstrates knowledge of performance improvement tools and techniques.
* Continuously improves the quality of care and the work environment of outcomes and the integration of research and best practices into daily work.
* Shares learning from improvements with other units and/or spreads across the business unit or system.
* Develops and maintains productive working relationships internally and externally by building teams and relationships through mentoring and modeling uplifting and positive communication.
* Coaches colleagues on cultural diversity and addresses workplace horizontal violence and impairment.
* Demonstrates accountability to self and others for safe work hours, time management and healthy lifestyles.
* Serves as a leader in clinical nursing practice, identifying patient and staff focused opportunities for improvement and leading the change process.
* Identifies, educates and supports the psychological and learning needs of staff during change and transition.
* Practices participatory leadership and is an active member of shared leadership at the unit, facility or system level.
* Assumes formal leadership responsibilities for one or more of the following: quality improvement, evidence based practice, GN or new hire on-boarding.
* Assists the Unit/Department Leader with the peer review process

What Does A Progressive Care Nurse Do At Scripps Health

* Provides direct patient care within the scope of his/her practice.
* Patient care includes assessment, planning and implementing a plan of care and evaluating patients' progress towards expected outcomes.
* The RN takes primary responsibility for the patients' care as delivered by the Care Team under his/her supervision.
* Works collaboratively with other members of the patient care team to ensure optimal patient care

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How To Become A Progressive Care Nurse

Registered nurses usually take one of three education paths: a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing (BSN), an associate’s degree in nursing (ADN), or a diploma from an approved nursing program. Registered nurses also must be licensed.


In all nursing education programs, students take courses in anatomy, physiology, microbiology, chemistry, nutrition, psychology, and other social and behavioral sciences, as well as in liberal arts. BSN programs typically take 4 years to complete; ADN and diploma programs usually take 2 to 3 years to complete. All programs include supervised clinical experience.

Bachelor’s degree programs usually include additional education in the physical and social sciences, communication, leadership, and critical thinking. These programs also offer more clinical experience in nonhospital settings. A bachelor’s degree or higher is often necessary for administrative positions, research, consulting, and teaching.

Generally, licensed graduates of any of the three types of education programs (bachelor’s, associate’s, or diploma) qualify for entry-level positions as a staff nurse. However, employers—particularly those in hospitals—may require a bachelor’s degree.

Many registered nurses with an ADN or diploma choose to go back to school to earn a bachelor’s degree through an RN-to-BSN program. There are also master’s degree programs in nursing, combined bachelor’s and master’s programs, and accelerated programs for those who wish to enter the nursing profession and already hold a bachelor’s degree in another field. Some employers offer tuition reimbursement.

Clinical nurse specialists (CNSs) must earn a master’s degree in nursing and typically already have 1 or more years of work experience as an RN or in a related field. CNSs who conduct research typically need a doctoral degree.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

In all states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories, registered nurses must have a nursing license. To become licensed, nurses must graduate from an approved nursing program and pass the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN).

Other requirements for licensing vary by state. Each state’s board of nursing can give details. For more information on the NCLEX-RN and a list of state boards of nursing, visit the National Council of State Boards of Nursing.

Nurses may become certified through professional associations in specific areas, such as ambulatory care, gerontology, and pediatrics, among others. Although certification is usually voluntary, it demonstrates adherence to a higher standard, and some employers require it.

CNSs must satisfy additional state licensing requirements, such as earning specialty certifications. Contact state boards of nursing for specific requirements.

Important Qualities

Critical-thinking skills. Registered nurses must be able to assess changes in the health status of patients, including determining when to take corrective action and when to make referrals.

Communication skills. Registered nurses must be able to communicate effectively with patients in order to understand their concerns and assess their health conditions. Nurses need to explain instructions, such as how to take medication, clearly. They must be able to work in teams with other health professionals and communicate the patients’ needs.

Compassion. Registered nurses should be caring and empathetic when caring for patients.

Detail oriented. Registered nurses must be responsible and detail oriented because they must make sure that patients get the correct treatments and medicines at the right time.

Emotional stability. Registered nurses need emotional resilience and the ability to manage their emotions to cope with human suffering, emergencies, and other stresses.

Organizational skills. Nurses often work with multiple patients with various health needs. Organizational skills are critical to ensure that each patient is given appropriate care.

Physical stamina. Nurses should be comfortable performing physical tasks, such as moving patients. They may be on their feet for most of their shift.


Most registered nurses begin as staff nurses in hospitals or community health settings. With experience, good performance, and continuous education, they can move to other settings or be promoted to positions with more responsibility.

In management, nurses can advance from assistant clinical nurse manager, charge nurse, or head nurse to more senior-level administrative roles, such as assistant director or director of nursing, vice president of nursing, or chief nursing officer. Increasingly, management-level nursing positions are requiring a graduate degree in nursing or health services administration. Administrative positions require leadership, communication skills, negotiation skills, and good judgment.

Some nurses move into the business side of healthcare. Their nursing expertise and experience on a healthcare team equip them to manage ambulatory, acute, home-based, and chronic care businesses. Employers—including hospitals, insurance companies, pharmaceutical manufacturers, and managed care organizations, among others—need registered nurses for jobs in health planning and development, marketing, consulting, policy development, and quality assurance.

Some RNs choose to become nurse anesthetists, nurse midwives, or nurse practitioners, which, along with clinical nurse specialists, are types of advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs). APRNs may provide primary and specialty care, and in many states they may prescribe medications.

Other nurses work as postsecondary teachers in colleges and universities.

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Progressive Care Nurse Career Paths

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Registered Nurse Supervisor Nurse Manager
Assistant Director Of Nursing
7 Yearsyrs
Staff Nurse Case Manager
Career Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Registered Nurse Case Manager Nursing Director
Chief Nursing Officer
14 Yearsyrs
Case Manager Registered Nurse Case Manager
Clinical Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Home Health Nurse Registered Nurse Case Manager Nursing Director
Clinical Services Director
11 Yearsyrs
Nurse Manager Educator Respiratory Therapist
Director Of Clinical Education
11 Yearsyrs
Registered Nurse Case Manager Clinical Manager Nursing Director
Director Of Health Services
11 Yearsyrs
Career Coordinator Assistant Director Of Nursing Clinical Coordinator
Director Of Pharmacist
10 Yearsyrs
Career Coordinator Therapist Occupational Therapist
Director Of Rehabilitation
8 Yearsyrs
Assistant Director Of Nursing Nursing Director
Director Of Staff Development
8 Yearsyrs
Home Health Nurse Staff Nurse
Nurse Case Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Case Manager Clinical Coordinator
Nurse Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Staff Nurse Registered Nurse Supervisor
Nursing Director
9 Yearsyrs
Nursing Director Nurse Practitioner Staff Nurse
Patient Care Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Nurse Registered Nurse Supervisor
Registered Nurse Case Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Nurse Staff Nurse
Registered Nurse Supervisor
7 Yearsyrs
Assistant Director Of Nursing Clinical Supervisor Physical Therapist
Rehab Director
7 Yearsyrs
Nurse Manager Office Manager Licensed Practical Nurse
Resident Services Director
6 Yearsyrs
Registered Nurse Supervisor Case Manager
Unit Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Nursing Director Instructor Personal Trainer
Wellness Director
7 Yearsyrs
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Progressive Care Nurse Demographics


  • Female

  • Male

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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • French

  • Chinese

  • Vietnamese

  • Tagalog

  • Mandarin

  • Khmer

  • Bosnian

  • Yoruba

  • Igbo

  • Russian

  • Cantonese

  • Arabic

  • Croatian

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Top Progressive Care Nurse Skills

  1. Direct Patient Care
  2. Patient Care Plans
  3. IV
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Direct patient care according to the rehabilitation regime.
  • Developed patient care plans based upon defined area of clinical expertise, risk and overall patient care complexity.
  • Assist physicians, lab/x-ray technicians and patient account service representatives with patient care.
  • Promoted to wound care nurse in March 2011 while continuing to supervise.
  • Communicate with pt's primary care nurse about changes in conditions.

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