Nursing At Trinitas
Every nurse learned in school that COLLABORATION is the key to
effective nursing care. At Trinitas Regional Medical Center they demonstrate that belief
everyday. Numerous activities to improve patient care start with an idea
from the staff nurse, and with the help of a supportive collaborative team
approach, the idea can become a reality.
Numerous opportunities abound at Trinitas Regional Medical Center for nurses to collaborate
on small and large projects to both improve patient care and to develop a
safer and more satisfying work environment. New graduate RNs are welcomed to
the organization and to their new team members through the BRIDGE* program.
This program, developed in collaboration with the Nursing, Education and
Human Resources Departments, is designed to ease the transition from
Graduate to Registered Nurse, through structured classroom and clinical
orientations, utilizing the nursing expertise of advanced practice nurses
and clinically expert preceptors. Student nurses can enhance their
relationships with the hospital by participating in the summer externship
program. Faculty from the School of Nursing work closely with the externs as
they improve their time management and prioritization skills while providing
valuable care to their patients. [* The Trinitas Bridge Program is currently in transition. Look for more information soon about the exciting changes ahead here on the website.]
From Emergency Department nurses collaborating with Cardiac Catheterization
and Critical Care nurses to establish nursing care protocols for a newly
implemented Emergency Angioplasty program to team building with Case
Management nurses to facilitate a smoother transition from hospital to home,
Trinitas Regional Medical Center nurses know the value of working together to achieve a
common goal - excellent patient care in a supportive environment which
facilitates professional growth. But it doesn't stop there. Most important
of all collaboration is the building of professional relationships amongst
nurses and other disciplines in the organization. For example, as a Catholic
healthcare institution sponsored by the Sisters of Charity, the spiritual
aspect of patient care is enhanced with the significant interaction between
nurses and the Pastoral Care Staff who are available to assist in daily
patient care, as well as helping the staff, patient and families with
difficult treatment decisions.
Although geography may separate hospital campuses and sites, all nursing
care at Trinitas Regional Medical Center is rendered with compassion and concern for the
communities we serve.
Trinitas School of Nursing Dean
School Of Nursing Dean Named National League Of Nursing
Members of Faculty also Honored
with National Distinction
Mary Elizabeth Lebreck Kelley, MSN, MEd, RN, CNE, the Dean of
the Trinitas School of Nursing, is one of 41 nursing educators
recently to be named a Fellow of the National League of Nursing
Academy of Nursing Education.
Dean Kelley has been in the academic leadership position at the
Trinitas School of Nursing for 37 years.
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