“This is so different from my last job.” It’s one of the main things we hear from new nurses. Here, you’re valued, empowered and respected. Our care model centers on patients and families, and how together, you build a relationship that supports healing.
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Whether you’re just starting your career or you’re an experienced professional, you’ll find there’s no shortage of ways to stay engaged. And you’ll continue to learn at Regions thanks to training and educational opportunities.
Shared governance builds on the foundation of an inclusive decision-making structure for nursing staff and nursing leaders. This model empowers staff nurses to work with a high level of autonomy, managing their clinical practice and working environment. Staff nurses lead or co-lead all councils within the shared governance model. Organizations with shared governance structures have a more creative and fulfilled workforce, lower staff turnover and vacancy rate, improved quality of care and positive work relationships.
The Critical Care Immersion Program is the first of its kind in the Twin Cities. The four-phase onboarding program was developed for new registered nurses who want to become long-term critical care nurses. The program lasts 18 months. You’ll start in a telemetry or progressive care unit. The goal: to be an independent critical care nurse. To apply you need:
The program accepts applications twice a year (spring and fall) for a limited time and only when posted. Visit the Regions Hospital career site for more information.
All of our nurses begin their careers at Regions with classroom and unit orientation. During the classroom phase, you’ll learn about hospital policies and protocols, nursing topics and the Electronic Medical Record system (EPIC). After the classroom phase, you’ll work with specially trained primary preceptors for an in-depth, unit-based orientation. Acute care and critical care nurses get additional training.
All new nursing staff participate in a simulation experience in the HealthPartners Clinical Simulation Center and practical skills session.
As a teaching hospital, you’ll have access to in-house classes, shadowing opportunities, online learning and nursing grand rounds. Tuition reimbursement, scholarships and other monetary incentives are also available.
As a newly hired RN, you’ll participate in our new hire cohort program to transition into your role at Regions. A designated nurse leader leads each cohort. Cohorts meet monthly for the first six months after hire. Each cohort will learn about and discuss applicable topics, including transitioning from orientation, floating, work place violence prevention, ethical dilemmas and more. You’ll be supported as your begin your nursing journey.
As the largest charity care provider in the east metro, we welcome patients from all backgrounds. And we value and embrace diversity in our nursing staff, too. Our team often mirrors the diversity of our patients. We foster an inclusive environment that values differences and seeks to learn about our similarities.
The Gloria Fox and the Ancker School of Nursing scholarships are available to team members enrolled in their first nursing degree or to nurses returning for higher education. These scholarships are awarded annually during nurse’s week.
Achieving board certification shows our nurses’ personal commitment to the nursing profession and to providing exceptional patient care. Nurses are encouraged and supported to purse board certification. Learn about certification. Learn about certification.
Nurses who work beyond their job scope to achieve the goals and outcomes of the nursing annual plan, along with their unit-specific goals, are recognized professional and financially. It’s the only program of its kind in the Twin Cities.
Our Nurse of Excellence program recognizes extraordinary RNs who exemplify Regions’ head and heart, together strategies and model our core values of excellence, partnership, integrity and compassion.
Coworkers nominate RNs during the spring nomination period. A team of nurses chooses the recipients, who are announced and recognized during nurses’ week each May.
2018 Nurse of Excellent recipients are, from left: Jon Johnson RN with Chris Boese, chief nursing officer, Chris HesseWithbroe RN with Chris Boese, chief nursing officer, Anne Mkalama RN and Chris Boese, chief nursing officer.