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Infographic: UnityPoint Health's 4 Virtual Nursing Phases

Analysis  |  By G Hatfield  
   May 22, 2024

This health system has four goals to reach with virtual nursing, says this CNO. 

The potential of virtual nursing seems promising as many health systems begin to brainstorm and implement programs of their own.

Sarah Brown, CNO at UnityPoint Health, laid out how the Iowa-based health system has set up their virtual nursing program and what their four goals are for the future. 

Brown is a part of the HealthLeaders Virtual Nursing Mastermind panel, where several health systems will discuss the ins and outs of their virtual nursing programs and what their goals are for implementing this new strategy.

Here are the four phases that UnityPoint hopes to achieve with their virtual nursing program. 

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G Hatfield is the nursing editor for HealthLeaders.


UnityPoint Health has achieved the first phase of using virtual nursing for admissions and discharges.

The health system still has ample room to grow their program, with the end goal of using virtual nurses as mentors. 

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