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Journal for Nurses in Professional Development:
doi: 10.1097/NND.0000000000000045
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Nursing Presence: Putting the Art of Nursing Back Into Hospital Orientation

Kostovich, Carol Toliuszis PhD, RN; Clementi, Pamela S. PhD, RN-BC

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Abstract

Nursing presence, the “doing for” and “being with” patients, embodies the holistic work of the registered nurse. However, nursing presence is seldom reflected in hospital orientation curricula. Programs traditionally orient nurses to policies and psychomotor tasks but exclude emphasizing how to “be with” patients. This article describes how one Midwestern academic medical center incorporated both the art and science of nursing into orientation.

© 2014 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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