Robin Mewshaw Patch, BSN, RN, Registered Nurse with Stafford Hospital

Get to know Registered Nurse Robin Mewshaw Patch, who serves patients in Stafford, Virginia.

Robin is a registered nurse (RN) who is currently serving patients at Stafford Hospital, located in Stafford, Virginia. She is on the Medical/Surgical unit with Telemetry and precepts new employees and nursing graduates.

As one of two hospitals associated with Mary Washington Healthcare, Stafford Hospital is able to provide quality services to individuals and families throughout the community. As a whole, Mary Washington Healthcare provides an unrivaled scope of medical services from state-of-the-art facilities. Although founded more than 100 years ago, the mission of Mary Washington Healthcare and Stafford Hospital has remained unchanged: to improve the health of people in the communities they serve.

Robin specializes in medical telemetry. Medical telemetry (or biotelemetry) involves the application of telemetry in biology, medicine, and other health care to remotely monitor various vital signs of ambulatory patients.

Robin earned her Associate of nursing through Germanna community college in May of 2007. Robin received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia in May of 2017. Thereafter, she went on to receive her nursing degree from Germanna Community College in Locust Grove, Virginia in 2017.

Robin’s mother had ovarian cancer and after she was released from the hospital, Robin took care of her for the last 2 years of her life. After that, Robin decided that she wanted to become a nurse and went back to school to earn her degree.

Prior to receiving her degree in nursing, Robin was a park ranger and a historical interpreter.

In order to stay up to date in her field, Robin maintains a professional membership with the Virginia State Council Emergency Nurses Association (Virginia ENA). Virginia ENA is the state council of over 1500 emergency nurses throughout Virginia who are dedicated to the profession of emergency nursing. The mission of the ENA is to advocate for patient safety and excellence in emergency nursing practice.

Robin attributes her success to her coworkers and mentors – all of whom have helped her to grow as a nurse and who continue to inspire her.

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 the 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 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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