Nicole Higgins, RN, a Registered Nurse with Good Hope Home Health Care

Get to know Registered Nurse, Nicole Higgins, who serves patients in Upland, California.

Nicole, a registered nurse, has been in practice with Good Hope Home Health Care in Upland, California since August of 2010. She works with individual children in their homes with an aim to help improve their health and quality of life.

In order to provide her patients with the best care, she specializes in homecare, respiratory therapy, hospice care, administration, and nursing education.

Graduating with her degree from Victor Valley College in 2008, Nicole went on to earn her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Chamberlain College of Nursing in 2011. Then, from February of 2014 until November of 2014, she served as the Director of Nursing at Victorville Home Health, LLC. 

There, she was responsible for handling questions and complaints from patients and their families; supervising patient admission and keeping precise patient records, including visits and interactions; working directly with physicians, case managers, and hospitals staff in coordination with patient care; evaluating the performance of employees as well as hiring and training new staff members; coordinating an effective, cost-conscious budgets and staying in compliance with regulations; educating all staff members on policies, procedures, safety, time management, IGEA training, patient follow-ups, use of supplies, hands-on-care, how to delegate, definition of start of cares, as well as recertification and discharges; and updating any and all education needs.

A Registered Nurse (RN) is a nurse who has graduated from a nursing program and met the requirements outlined by a country, state, province or similar licensing body to obtain a nursing license. RNs fulfill a variety of job duties. In addition to their primary role in treating and caring for patients, their responsibilities also include educating patients and the public about a variety of medical conditions, as well as providing emotional support and advice to the families of their patients. Other RN job functions include leadership, research, performing diagnostic tests and analyzing results, operating medical equipment, administering medications, recording patients’ symptoms and medical histories, and assisting with patient rehabilitation and follow-up.

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