What is Primary Nursing?

Here at UW Health, we use one Primary Nurse. He or she will get to know you and work with you to make up a care plan.

What happens when my Primary Nurse is not here?

When the Primary Nurse is off, another nurse on the team, will take care of you. This nurse works with your Primary Nurse to make sure that your care plan is carried out. The nurse will let the Primary Nurse, and the entire team, know important things that happen. They will note changes on how things go for you when they are not there. This way we make sure you are getting the best care. 

How will Primary Nursing affect the care I receive? 

Primary Nursing helps you and the nurses get to know each other better. It supports personalized and family centered care. Let your nurses know what is important to you. This will help them take better care of you.

This model of nursing will provide you with continued care. The Primary Nurse and the small team of nurses will become familiar to you. They can help you with your health care needs.  

My Primary Nurse is _________________ Unit/Clinic________ Phone__________

My Associate Nurse is ________________ Unit/Clinic________ Phone__________