Parkridge Health System Adds Nurse Residents

Thursday, July 20, 2017
Parkridge Health System announces its nurse residents to the Summer 2017 cohort of the HCA Nurse Residency at TriStar Division. Selected after a "rigorous application and interview process," these 29 nurses launched their professional nursing careers with orientation for the Summer 2017 Cohort on July 17 at Parkridge Medical Center. 
 
“We are thrilled to welcome our 29 nurse residents to Parkridge Health,” said Deborah Deal, chief nursing executive for Parkridge Health System.
“The summer cohort nearly tripled the number of nurse residents who joined our team last winter, and we are looking forward to sharing our commitment to patient-centered care with them.” 
 
"The full-time, entry-level nurse residency leverages the expertise of Parkridge Health’s nurses, who will support the nurse residents as they transition from being a student to professional nurse. During the 12-month program, nurse residents complete a comprehensive curriculum that includes on-site immersion, mentoring and coaching, classroom and simulation learning, networking, career progression pathway planning, and a collaborative evidence-based practice project," officials said.
 
“The HCA Nurse Residency Program gives new nurses the tools they need to thrive,” Ms. Deal said. “The nurse residency curriculum provides the hands-on training nurses need in an environment in which they have ready access to the wisdom of experienced nurses.”
 
Parkridge Health’s Summer 2017 Cohort includes 29 nurse residents from 22 states and 10 nursing schools who are now working within the Parkridge family of hospitals. 
 
HCA’s TriStar Division offers two nurse residency cohorts annually. Each cohort includes opportunities in 10 specialty areas at 22 facilities located in northwest Georgia; northeast Atlanta; Bowling Green, Ky.; and Chattanooga and Nashville. Nurse residency can launch a nursing career that may grow within a single facility or expand to one of nearly 170 HCA affiliated hospitals across the country and in the United Kingdom. 
 
Nurse resident positions at Parkridge Health are available in more than 20 specifics units including behavioral health, critical care, emergency, inpatient rehabilitation, medical-surgical, neuroscience, oncology, orthopedics, pediatrics, progressive care, surgical services, trauma, and women’s services. 
 
Applications are being accepted through Oct. 15 for the Winter 2018 Cohort, which begins Jan. 8, 2018.


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