January 29, 2021
Standout nurses are in high demand and it’s no wonder – we couldn’t deliver on our promise of world-class health with human connection without them. Here at Providence, nursing looks different. Nurses thrive in our workplace where encouragement, mutual respect and understanding are the focus. Our Nursing Institute is a collection of focus areas that allow us to achieve nursing excellence at our organization. Here are six ways nursing is different at Providence:
- We have an outstanding Clinical Academy.
Through the Clinical Academy, we provide support to all nurses, regardless of role or position, so they can progress through their careers. This is done through professional development and options for career expansion. Whether nurses recently graduated from a BSN program or are experienced and ready to transition to a different specialty, we provide an integrated, consistent support structure for mentoring, career guidance and development, and new nurse onboarding—to ensure our nurses are reliably prepared, and inspired and challenged in their work.
We offer comprehensive programs which include fundamentals, nurse mentoring, preceptor training and simulation for a wide variety of specialty roles.
- Behavioral health
- Care management
- Cardiovascular lab
- Critical access
- Critical care
- Emergency Department
- Home health
- Leadership and nurse management
- Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
- Nurse Educator Fellowship
- Nurse Manager Fellowship
- Perioperative services
- Post Anesthesia Care Unit
- Step-down progressive care
2. We’re focused on the best clinical quality and practice.
We provide best-in-class nursing care to our communities that is second to none in terms of quality, safety and patient experience. We achieve this through evidence-based methods: clinical standardization, expert-to-expert collaboration and dissemination and implementation of best practices.
3. We prioritize research and innovation.
A drive to innovate is at the heart of who we are. That’s why we continuously strive to nurture research, innovation and clinical scholarships in nursing, systemwide across Providence and our family of organizations. This is done through the Providence Clinical Scholarship Framework and development programs for nurses at all levels who are interested in advancing their research expertise and skills.
4. We value Magnet® and Pathway to Excellence® Designation.
To ensure we’re fostering a positive and collaborative nursing culture and that we remain focused on excellence in nursing, every eligible facility at Providence is supported in pursuing Magnet® and Pathway to Excellence® Designations—the highest external nursing excellence designation.
5. Our leadership and professional development programs are unparalleled.
Beyond the Clinical Academy, we offer tools to ensure our nurses become strong leaders. Our professional development programs strengthen the nursing core to prepare tomorrow’s nurses to lead our care delivery and influence positive change in our industry.
6. We identify the best and brightest through academic partnerships.
Through partnerships with academic institutions that fit with our mission and values, we’re building teams of permanent nurses committed to delivering world-class, individualized, compassionate care.
Best-in-class benefits for nurses
At Providence, nurses’ benefits start on day one. We support nurses through life events such as birth, adoption and marriage. Nurses can work with a personal health coach or be matched with volunteer opportunities.