Marcy Nesje, RN, Director of Nursing
Marcy received a Diploma in Practical Nursing from South Central Technical College, Mankato in December of 2004. She then became licensed by the state in January 2005. In 2008 she received an Advance Degree in Nursing from Ridgewater College, Hutchinson and then became a Registered Nurse. Marcy is a certified Red Cross CPR, AED, and First Aid instructor.
"Working to enhance the mental and physical health of our clients and their families is very rewarding. I enjoy caring for our clients while teaching them to better care for themselves."
The Nursing Department is responsible for coordinating the day-to-day medical concerns of all clients, including assessing their medical needs, assisting the psychiatrist, and scheduling required medical examinations and treatment.
The following services are provided:
Assess and monitor physical and mental health needs of all clients
Completed health screening within 24 hours of admission
Assesses and diagnoses client’s health and medical issues and communicates to the treatment team on an on-going basis
Coordinates/ Evaluates the necessity of medical appointments for client
Meets with clients regarding their medical concerns on an on-going basis
Coordinate medical services for client
Coordinate on-call medical services for clients after business hours
The Registered Nurse is on call 24-hours a day
Coordinate medication administration for clients
Ensures client medication prescriptions are filled and started as directed by the physician.
Coordinate the psychotropic medication monitoring process for clients
Provides medication education for clients and their families related to the role of psychotropic medication and the behavioral changes resulting from its use.
Monitors, documents, and checks for medication side effects weekly
Schedules clients monthly psychotropic medication review appointments with the psychiatrist.
"I think one’s feelings waste themselves in words; they ought all to be distilled into actions which bring results.”
– Florence Nightingale