Exciting New Program for Experienced RNs
Wishing to Transition to Specialty Practice:
Advance your career in one of today’s most in-demand specialties. Choose from:
• Critical Care • Emergency Services • Oncology • L & D • OR • PACU • CVI/IR
Once accepted into the RN Fellowship Program, you become a full-time employee of
Memorial Healthcare System with access to all of our perks and benefits!
About the Program
We have adopted the evidence-based curriculum supported by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Transition to Practice Program™ with the goal of providing a structured program designed to facilitate orientation of experienced RNs to new practice settings.
The RN Fellowship Executive Sponsor is Maggie Hansen, Senior Vice President and Chief Nurse Executive. The program is managed by Valarie Grumme, PhD, RN, CCRN-K, Director of the RN Fellowship Program. The program is also supported by a team of accomplished CNOs, Directors of Education, and Clinical Nurse Educators at each Memorial hospital location.
You will gain the theoretical knowledge and hands-on clinical experience needed to provide patient- and family-centered care within Emergency Services, Critical Care , Oncology, OR, PACU, L&D or CVI. Highlights include:
- One-year program created to transition experienced RNs into new specialty practice areas.
- Evidence-based curriculum supported by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Transition to Practice™ Program.
- Program includes specialty classroom training, simulation, hands-on practice in the clinical environment, and bi-monthly seminars focusing on professional growth in specialty practice, evidence-based practice and leadership skills.
- Group support within your specialty cohort and access to a designated Nurse Educator.
- Opportunity to impact clinical practice by developing an evidence-based practice project.
- Invitation to a specialty certification review course upon completion of the Program.
This Program is offered to nurses with the following qualifications:
- Minimum of 1 year of hospital experience.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing preferred. ASN accepted with the provision that candidate be enrolled in an RN-BSN program by end of the first year of employment and complete within three (3) years of employment.
- Current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the state of Florida (via Florida Board of Nursing or Nurse Compact licensure endorsement).
- Current BLS and ACLS certification.
- Willingness to make a two-year commitment as a full-time employee in the assigned specialty area.
Nurses accepted into the Fellowship Program are expected to:
- Practice professionalism regarding engagement, work ethic and attitude.
- Embrace the Memorial mission and vision, as well as follow policies and procedures.
- Participate in all learning experiences and program components.
- Attend all scheduled seminars to support your knowledge base and build on your practice.
- Complete all program surveys and evaluations.
- Present your Evidence-Based Practice Project.
- Attend the RN Fellowship Graduation Celebration.
3 South ICU
Memorial Hospital Miramar
3 South ICU is a great critical care unit where you will be learning how to care for IMCU and ICU patients. Here you will learn great critical thinking skills and how to apply them. We serve a diverse population of patients and disease processes. We work as team to provide the best care for our patients.
Memorial Hospital Pembroke
We offer 24 critical care beds and care for a variety of patient types. The care provided includes management of patients on multiple drips, CRRT, ventilators, hemodynamic monitoring, multiple high alert medication drip administration and patients undergoing multiple types of bedside procedures.
Memorial Hospital West
We offer 32 critical care beds and care for a variety of patient types. The care provided includes management of patients on multiple drips, CRRT, ventilators, EVD’s, IABP, ICP’s, Flo Trac, and patients undergoing multiple types of bedside procedures. This is a very high acuity ICU.
ICU 3 Medical-Cardiac Unit
Memorial Regional Hospital
This is a 30 bed ICU staffed with 80 RNs, clinical managers, nurse clinician, nurse manager, unit secretaries, PCAs, paramedics and a mobility tech.. We have a very robust Clinical Ladder with 20 RN Level III and 8 RN Level IV, along with a full time Intensivist program with 17 critical care physicians and 2 APRN’s. We care for patients on multiple drips, ventilators, CVVH, temperature management and IABP’s. Our multi-disciplinary team (which includes but is not limited to pharmacy, dietary, respiratory therapy, case management, social work and physical therapy) collaborate to achieve the best outcomes for our patients and their families.
2 ICU – Neuro Surgical Trauma Unit
Memorial Regional Hospital
We offer 24 critical care beds and care for a variety of patient types ranging from level one trauma patients, high risk maternal fetal medicine patients, renal transplant patients, complex thoracic and general surgery patients, neuro surgical and neuro interventional patients. The care provided includes management of patients on multiple drips, CRRT, ventilators, EVD’s, Camino’s, ICP’s, Flo Trac, and patients undergoing multiple types of bedside procedures.
Before starting the application process, be sure to print out the Application Checklist. Only complete applications will be considered, and you don’t want to miss out on this opportunity!
Please apply to the open requisition for the RN Fellowship Program, during the application window for the December 2021 cohort: August 9, 2021 – September 24, 2021.
You should be prepared to provide the following information when submitting your application by entering this via your cover letter or resume, on the application form itself, and by scanning documents as one attachment to the application:
- Top three track and location selections. Please add to your resume, letter of intent, or separate document.
- Resume with complete employment history (organizations, dates, job titles, and responsibilities).
- References – one professional; Internal Applicants, from your Nurse Manager.
- Letter of Intent to include answers to each of the following:
What are your expectations of the RN Fellowship Program?
How will this program help you achieve your goals?
Why do you want to be a nurse at Memorial Healthcare System?
Nurse Recruiters will promptly review all submitted applications. If selected as a top candidate, you will be called by a Nurse Manager. Unfortunately, everyone will not be selected for interviews. If not selected for interviews, you will be notified electronically through our application tracking system in as timely a manner as possible. You are encouraged to view the status of your application via the Career Website at any time to know where you are in the application process.
If you are selected for an interview, please be prepared to present the following documents:
- Current Florida RN license
- Cuurent BLS and ACLS for Healthcare Provider card
Application deadline and program availability is subject to change based on application volume and business/organizational needs. Facility placement and location preferences are not guaranteed.
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RN Fellowships are offered 3 times/year and as determined by specialty area needs
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