Jean Salera Vieira, RN, Kent Hospital
“Nurses should be full partners, with physicians and other health professionals, in redesigning health care in the United States”, a key message called out in the Future of Nursing Report, commissioned by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in collaboration with the Institute of Medicine, 2011. A nurse at Kent Hospital is working to put this call into action, in her own practice and across the perinatal care settings of Care New England (CNE). Jean Salera-Vieira is prepared as a Perinatal Clinical Nurse Specialist and serves as an Advanced Nurse Clinician at Kent.
Laura Aussant, RN, The Providence Center
Laura Aussant of The Providence Center (TPC) is one of the many Care New England nurses who is going above and beyond their job descriptions to find innovative ways of providing care. Recently, she spearheaded a weekly support group called “Baby on Board” to provide women who are pregnant or have recently given birth with education, support and resources to help ensure a healthy pregnancy and postpartum period.
Kayla Arpin, RN, VNA of Care New England
The work of a VNA home health nurse is challenging, rewarding and inspirational. Just ask Kayla Arpin, RN, of Glocester. “You truly get to know the patients. You see their progress and that’s gratifying,” said Kayla.
Kayla is a home health, registered nurse with the VNA of Care New England. Kayla came to the VNA four years ago, after working in a sub-acute unit in a nursing home. Her friend told her about the opportunities available at the VNA and after doing a job shadow, she knew it would be just the right fit.
Nursing: A Crucial Aspect of Care at The Providence Center (TPC)
When you think of behavioral health care, it’s most likely psychiatrists and case managers that first come to mind. But more and more, nursing has become a critical part of the treatment landscape. The Providence Center employs nurses in many departments with a variety of specialties, including prescribing nurses, float nurses, and nurse practitioners.