Burke Rehabilitation Hospital’s nurses are an integral part of the rehabilitation process. Specializing in rehabilitation and post-acute care, our nurses understand the unique needs of our patient population and play an active role in helping every patient achieve as full a recovery as possible.
To that end, Burke’s nurses are all registered nurses and the hospital maintains a low nurse-to-patient ratio. In the neurological rehabilitation, spinal cord injury rehabilitation, stroke rehabilitation and brain injury rehabilitation units, there is a 1:6 nurse-patient ratio.
Burke’s nurses are recognized nationally for their quality and commitment to patient care. Burke received the 2017 NDNQI Award for Outstanding Nursing Quality from Press Ganey. In 2011, Burke received the NDNQI Award for Outstanding Nursing Quality by the American Nurses Association. Burke was selected out of over 1,800 hospitals and was recognized for its achievement in the Rehabilitation Hospital category.
The Rehabilitation Registered Nurse certification indicates a specialized level of nursing focused on caring for the patient undergoing physical rehabilitation. Rehabilitation nursing is a specialty practice area within the scope of professional nursing. It involves the diagnosis and treatment of human responses of individuals and groups to actual or potential health problems resulting from altered functional ability and altered lifestyle.
The goal of rehabilitation nursing is to assist individuals with disabilities and chronic illness in the restoration, maintenance, and promotion of optimal health. The rehabilitation nurse is skilled at treating alterations in functional ability and lifestyle resulting from injury, disability, and chronic illness.
Rehabilitation nurses provide comfort, therapy and education, promote health-conducive adjustments, support adaptive capabilities, and promote achievable independence. Rehabilitation nurses provide holistic, comprehensive, and compassionate end-of-life care, including promotion of comfort and relief of pain.
Certification in rehabilitation nursing shows that our nurses are committed to excellence in caring for people with physical disabilities and chronic illnesses. It indicates that they are an experienced rehabilitation or restorative nurse who has achieved a level of knowledge in this practice area.
Burke currently has 63% of our nursing staff holding national certifications in rehabilitation nursing.
This is compared to the national average of 23% in other rehabilitation facilities.