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Virginia Wepfer, MSN, RN, graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1957 and from the University of Akron with an MSN in family health nursing in 1984. Virginia has been an educator for most of her nursing career, with 13 years in home health and eight years in staff development. She is a lifelong member of the American Nurses Association, and also belongs to the Health Ministries Association. She is presently a Parish Nurse at the Warren, Ohio First Presbyterian Church and has written and published A Health Ministry Policy Book. Her broad perspective of nursing comes from having a mother who was a nurse (graduated in 1928) and a daughter who is also a nurse (graduated in 1984).

A Nurse's View of Discharge Planning

Virginia Wepfer | September 22, 2014
Jessie Gruman's Viewpoint article in the July 2014 issue of the American Journal of Nursing reflected many of the thoughts and experiences I have had as a parish nurse. "Discharge planning should start on the day of admission" is something that every nurse has heard, but I don't think I have seen that in practice at all!