Navigating the Evolution of Nursing

In the current landscape of nursing, we find ourselves amidst a transformative period, ushering in a hybrid care model that is set to redefine nursing practices universally. As we navigate through this disruption and the ensuing adjustments, it becomes evident that the integration of virtual elements will play a pivotal role in reshaping the nursing profession.

This paradigm shift involves direct care nurses taking charge of patient care at the bedside, complemented by virtual nurses providing remote support and assistance.

The imminent changes in nursing practice necessitate a comprehensive understanding among incumbent nurses and nurse leaders. It prompts a reflection on altered roles, new responsibilities, and the distribution of accountabilities for different aspects of patient care. The education of nursing students must also adapt to prepare them for a profession evolving within a new paradigm.

As you look at the anticipated benefits, the envisioned outcomes of this evolution are poised to enhance the efficiency and overall experience for patients. By redefining the nurse’s role, the profession becomes more manageable and appealing, fostering a sense of success and productivity. Efficiencies are expected to be gained as the healthcare community learns to navigate the nuances of accountabilities and responsibilities associated with hybrid care models.

This transformative phase in nursing marks not only a disruptive period but also a pivotal moment of innovation. Across the country, new care teams and models are emerging, showcasing the potential of this transformative journey. However, communicating and unveiling the complexities of healthcare and nursing changes pose challenges. Moving forward, there is a need to formulate a clear and cohesive message for nurses, healthcare leaders, and patients shedding light on the evolving landscape of nursing practice.

Virtual nurses are not designed to diminish or replace direct care nurses but rather to augment their capabilities. This calls for well-defined business cases that justify the creation of affordable and sustainable models, showcasing positive outcomes and improved efficiencies.

The goal is to simplify the nurse’s workload and establish an ecosystem where robust patient outcomes are easily achievable. Moreover, effective communication strategies are imperative to ensure the longevity of new care models by managing changes adeptly and fostering their enduring integration into the healthcare landscape.

OASIS Virtual Care, with more than 30 years’ experience implementing virtual care models, knows how to make virtual nursing simple

Our vision is to end nursing workforce challenges, by passionately supporting your bedside care teams – with our VirtualAlly model.

VirtualAlly is a hybrid nursing model designed to compliment your in-hospital teams, wherever your need is the greatest.

Think of OASIS as your greatest ally, seamlessly integrating with your unique culture to enhance the overall communication and coordination of exceptional patient care.

Maria Hagen


Maria Hagen currently serves as Chief Operating Officer at OASIS Virtual Care in Omaha, Nebraska since November, 2023. In this role she oversees the day-to-day administrative and operational functions of the business. She brings over 30 years of Executive Leadership experience across a diverse suite of healthcare business functions including Virtual Care Services, Global Software Development, Clinical, Revenue Cycle and Change Management Consulting, Clinical and Revenue Cycle Implementations, Managed IT Services and Hosting Services. She has led many large scale transitions and has driven transformative business model changes throughout global organizations. She is passionate about bringing innovative
product and service solutions to market that will drive and transform healthcare operations, efficiency and outcomes.

She is a graduate of Drexel University and holds degrees in Management of Computerized Information Systems and Finance. She is a guest lecturer for Executive MBA programs at local universities and serves as a mentor to early career executive colleagues around the globe.

Ms. Hagen partners with our healthcare organizations to effectuate a new care team delivery
model that promotes top of license professional practice, staff satisfaction and exceptional
patient experience by providing high tech compassionate care.

Kevin Weber


Over the last decade Kevin has worked with health systems across the US to successfully create, implement and service virtual nursing programs. He is passionate about transforming patient care and developing long-lasting trusted partnerships. Kevin has over 20 years of strategic healthcare, technology and operational sales experience. He brings expertise, vision and energy to grow and expand all revenue generating activities. Kevin joins OASIS as the VP Sales, he is looking forward to growing virtual services within patient care, as innovation drives new ways care is being delivered.