At Saint Luke's Health System Kansas City in Missouri, patients who have a quick question about their care — or perhaps just can't work their TV remote — can call for a virtual nurse through a computer screen for immediate attention.

"We identified areas where innovation and technology could truly transform the way we provide care — and even help us extend and expand nursing careers," said Susie Krug, Chief Nursing Executive for Saint Luke’s Health System.

Krug explained that virtual nursing is now an option for nurses who may have wanted to leave bedside nursing for any number of reasons but didn't really want to give up patient care.

Read the full Medscape article: Virtual Nursing Offers a New Career Option for Nurses

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