Apart from the Nurse Residency program that is active at SMH, there are many others including the geriatric-centered “Niche”, Vascular Access, Acute Pain and behavioral health just to name a few. Sarasota Memorial is blessed by having a breadth of clinical support teams.
SMH’s Jackie Garabito, Manager, Clinical Programs, talks about what a Nurse resident is, what it takes to go through the support levels and what it does to a Nurse’s confidence. Accountability and dedication are essential ingredients to become a nurse resident.
Being a Magnet designated hospital, SMH has been recognized as one of the best in the country for quality of care. A preceptor (mentor) is assigned to new nurses for the first 14 months. And for experienced nurses, there are multiple options for continued growth.
People are living longer, and as the number of patients increases, nursing staff is stretched thinner. Even with those challenges, there are many rewarding perks being a nurse. Listen in!
A nursing shortage exists not only in Florida, but also at a national level. Various reasons exist, including school capacity and nursing educators availability. Listen in on how SMH is being proactive.
Sarasota Memorial Hospital has earned the special designation of NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders). With about 63 percent of inpatient admissions being 65 years and older, SMH wanted to go the extra mile in earning NICHE designation. Listen in to find out all the reasons.