LAURINBURG — Scotland Health Care System is offering a program this summer that provides a pathway to work for recent nurse graduates.
Hospital officials said they are currently working with 25 new nurse graduates to provide two weeks of classroom orientation, including educational training and personalized clinical orientation.
“The goal of Scotland’s new nurse graduate program is to increase competency and confidence in graduates while providing a pathway into the professional nursing field,” said Lynn Wood, a registered nurse and clinical educator. “After completing clinical orientation, our nurse graduates are placed with preceptors who provide on-floor orientation and training through a focused area. The nurses rotate through two different clinical areas, either medical or critical care, for three weeks in each area.”
At the conclusion of the program, the graduates may apply for a vacant position within the hospital.
If selected for a position, the nurse is paired with a preceptor throughout the remainder of the department orientation, which is approximately four to six weeks in length. Each preceptor offers a different level of support as the new graduate develops nursing skills.
“We have a wonderful teaching experience which helps to develop the skills of new nurses,” said Wood, who has been a nurse preceptor for 11 years. “This experience aids in ensuring our nurses are well-trained.”
The recent graduates working in the Scotland Health Care program are: Shanice Quick, Ryan Cole, Krista Thompson, Britteny Clark, Shannon Merwin, Kasey Leggett, Brittany Stroud, Amber Chavis, Lydia Gao, Abbi Mack, Rebecca Dold, Nerissa Davis, Amanda Young, Jenna O’Neal, Morgan (Alex) Perdue, Tricia Mason, Christina Oxendine, Eulanda Fogg, Bobbie Andrews, Brittany Locklear, Amber Odom, Jessica Hunt, Tonya Robinson, Kayla Leviner and Tanisha Douglas.
For information on how to apply for new graduate positions, contact Sarah Knight, nurse recruiter at 910-291-7544.