SMC to Offer Critical Care Training Program

(PUEBLO, COLO.) St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center is proud to open a second cohort for its Critical Care Training Program to support registered nurses interested in specialty areas of critical care including telemetry, ICU, emergency department, and float pool.This dynamic, three-month course is for the experienced nurse in transition or the new graduate nurse with prior health care experience seeking opportunities for professional expansion and development in this high-need medical specialty. Candidates are hired as a full-time staff nurse and placed into the appropriate training tract which begins June 20, 2016.

The Critical Care Training Program at St. Mary-Corwin offers RNs cutting-edge, core knowledge from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses through online and face-to-face modules which will provide them with the necessary tools and clinical skills required for this role. Participants in the program follow a structured educational plan that outlines and defines competency expectation, patient assignment and preceptor/learner responsibilities in the critical care environment led by expert Critical Care Preceptors from St. Mary-Corwin.

The course introduces the critical care standards of practice and covers all the components of the role of critical care nursing utilizing a blended approach to learning, said Ellen Lane, RN, MSN, CCRN, St. Mary-Corwin Critical Care Nurse Educator. This cutting-edge, interactive learning environment accelerates the time typically required for a new nurse to become confident with their newfound nursing skills and allows us to grow our own clinical experts that will be well-equipped to care for patients in the critical care environment.

Critical care nursing is a specialty within nursing that deals specifically with human responses to life-threatening problems. A critical care nurse is a licensed professional nurse who is responsible for ensuring that acutely and critically ill patients and their families receive optimal care.

The nursing shortage is especially acute in the specialty areas of nursing including critical care, as noted in the skyrocketing number of requests for temporary and traveling critical care nurses to fill staffing gaps in every part of the U.S. These requests are most pronounced for adult critical care units, pediatric and neonatal ICUs and emergency departments.

Interested RNs should inquire as soon as possible as space is extremely limited. The application deadline is Wednesday, June 1, and if extended a job offer, the program will begin on Monday, June 20. For more information, log on to St. Mary-Corwins Career & Education site and search for telemetry training program, ICU training program, emergency department training program, and/or float pool training program.

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