Learn more about residency opportunities for nurses through the new Graduate Nurse in Critical Care Program offered in collaboration with The Norman Knight Nursing Center.
Critical Care Staff Nurse
provides a new Graduate Nurse in Critical Care Program, an intensive, six-month residency program designed to develop and support a newly licensed, baccalaureate prepared registered nurse to become a critical care staff nurse. The program facilitates the acquisition of experiential nursing knowledge and the application of theory and research through clinical preceptorship, didactic education, simulations and a mentoring/coaching relationship with a critical care nurse expert. Program objectives include:
- Demonstrate knowledge of complex pathophysiologic processes to inform critical care nursing practice
- Identify and apply communication skills in the clinical setting to support patient and family- focused collaborative practice with other disciplines
- Apply principles of critical care nursing based on critical care standards of practice
- Identify key elements of clinical judgment essential to critical care nursing practice
- Apply a process of reflective practice to clinical situations
- Demonstrate an appreciation of the critical illness experience and its impact on the patient and family
- Examine ethical issues arising in critical care nursing
- Demonstrate knowledge of systems of critical care delivery and negotiation skills
To be considered eligible for acceptance into this program, the applicant must be a baccalaureate-prepared registered nurse with less than six months of professional nursing experience. Completion of a clinical practicum in a critical care unit or experience in a patient assistive role in a critical care unit is strongly recommended.
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