Moscow, ID—Gritman Medical Center has developed a nursing internship program designed to support recently graduated nurses as they transition from the classroom to the hospital environment. Over the course of 90 days, new nurses accepted into the program will have a preceptor who will guide them while helping further develop their skill set. This program was created to help new nurses feel comfortable and confident in the hospital setting.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Employment of registered nurses is projected to grow 19 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations.” The high-rate of growth makes nursing appealing for those entering the workforce or looking to change careers, but it’s sometimes difficult to prepare for the emotional and physical demands of patient care. An online search will produce hundreds of results detailing personal stories from nurses about what they wish they knew, in addition to their formal nursing education, to help them better prepare for the demands of the job. Gritman’s internship program will not only better prepare nurses for their careers, it will also lead to improved care for patients by offering standardized and consistent training to new nurses.
“The new nursing internship program at Gritman Medical Center will provide newly-graduated nurses an opportunity to continue to grow and develop their skill-set early on in their careers,” said Sheryl Washburn, Gritman’s Chief Nursing Officer. “The program will help prepare new nurses by challenging them with clear learning objectives, providing additional training and educational opportunities, and receiving regular performance evaluations throughout the duration of the program.”
The highly-competitive nursing internship program is open to registered nurses who have received their nursing degree within the past 12 months (2014-15 academic year).Applicants are required to submit professional and personal references, resume, cover letter, and a one-page essay which details their professional goals and plans for pursuing continuing education.
For a complete list of requirements, or to learn more about the program, contact Deb Meshishnek, Education Coordinator at Gritman Medical Center, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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