Professional Development

NSMC offers an extensive orientation program for its nurses. Clinical educators and nurse preceptors help new nurses become comfortable with all equipment, train them on NSMC's computer programs, assess their knowledge base and provide training materials as needed. Four cornerstone courses are described below.
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Charge Nurse Workshop

The Charge Nurse class is designed for NSMC nurses who assume the leadership role of charge nurse.  This interactive all-day program provides the fundamental skills to position our charge nurses for success by providing a "tool-box" of skills via group learning and real life scenarios.  Topics include the charge nurse role, effective communication, conflict resolution, lateral violence, problem solving, delegation, and time management.

Nurse Preceptor Academy

The Nurse Preceptor Academy is an interactive learning opportunity to develop clinical staff nurses to become preceptors for newly hired nurses. An effective preceptor requires demonstrated knowledge, skills, and abilities and this class will provide a solid foundation for success as a preceptor.

Nursing Grand Rounds

Nursing Grand Rounds are an opportunity for NSMC nurses to promote excellence in nursing through scholarly presentations. Staff nurses share clinical expertise and best nursing practices. Nursing Grand Rounds strengthen relationships in the nursing division through networking and also help nurses appreciate each other and their varied roles throughout patient care at North Shore Medical Center.

RN Intern Program

The RN Intern Program is designed to assist newly licensed nurses as they transition into professional nursing practice integrating knowledge, skilled know-how, judgment and ethical comportment. This all-day interactive class covers a range of topics (professional practice, critical thinking, delegation, communication and conflict). Skills acquisition via learning stations include mock codes, respiratory therapy and IV therapy.