The Critical Care Nurse Residency Program is an intensive six-month paid multi-modality program offering classroom education, simulation lab, online and on-the-job clinical training in a tertiary care environment.
Experienced critical care nurses are the primary educators, dedicated to providing a comprehensive and innovative approach to learning. These program leaders work collaboratively with nurse managers, supervisors, unit-based educators and other nursing colleagues to foster and support your professional growth.
This phase of the program allows the nurse to achieve clinical skill development through assigned clinical hours to gain organization, time management, prioritization and care delivery of patients with various disease processes.
Advanced Knowledge Development
Assessment skills, monitoring skills, pharmacology, equipment use, medical/surgical pathology, technical skill building, admission and discharge preparations and critical laboratory interpretation. Participant also completes EKG training at this time.
Clinical Skill Development
Nurses are in the medical/surgical setting for up to 8 weeks to gain hands-on skill and knowledge in caring for patients with various disease processes. This is supervised by a preceptor and nurse educator.
Critical Care Phase
Care of the critical patient during this phase allows the nurse to develop critical care skills, knowledge of advanced critical care issues, and advanced skills. Other experiences offered through clinical and didactic training.
Critical Care Knowledge Development
Advanced medication knowledge, trauma care, in-depth pathophysiology of various illnesses/injuries, organ procurement, critical care pathology, family dynamics in the critical care setting, ACLS and PALS certification for appropriate units as well as other pertinent professional certification requirements such as TNCC and ENPC.
Critical Care Skill Development
Nurses are in the critical care setting for approximately 36 hours per week to gain hands-on skill and knowledge in caring for the critical patient under direction of a preceptor and nurse educator.
Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU)
18 bed, Adults: Open heart recovery, neurosurgery, trauma, general surgery and continuous renal replacement therapy.
Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU)
16 bed, Adults: MI/thrombolytic patients, CHF, cardiogenic shock, respiratory failure, GI bleed, continuous renal replacement therapy, sepsis or any other acute medical conditions requiring intensive care.
Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
8 bed, Pediatrics (infants through 18 years): Including but not limited to: trauma, medical/surgical, cardiac, neuro, hem/onc, ortho, ect.
Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU)
Adult/Pediatric: Admission and post op care of all surgical and procedural patients. Recovery of surgical & procedural patients include general surgery, ortho, neuro, thoracic, pediatric and ENT.
Emergency Department (ED)
20 bed, Adult/Pediatric: Level II trauma center and a variety of patients. Annual census of 20,000 per year.
Critical Care Float Pool (CCFP)
Our CCNR program offers the graduate nurse an opportunity to take their skills, knowledge and critical thinking to the next level. A position as a Critical Care Supplemental Staffing nurse brings the excitement of being part of a team of essential resources for our adult Medical and Surgical Intensive Care Units. Candidates need to possess exceptional basic nursing skills, a strong desire for on-going learning and an ability to be flexible and adapt to rapid change.