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Nursing at WellSpan

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At WellSpan, nurses are respected members of the interprofessional healthcare team focused on providing evidence-based care leading to high-quality outcomes. We have created a culture that supports nursing through professional development, autonomous nursing practice, and shared decision making at the system, entity, and unit levels. Benefits available to WellSpan Health nurses include: 

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Nurse Residency Program

Transitioning from student to professional nurse is exciting but can also be a bit overwhelming. WellSpan offers a robust transition to practice residency program for new graduates. Our Nurse Residency program provides you with the professional support and tools you need to be successful in your registered nurse career. Nurse Residency is a required, one-year program for newly licensed registered nurses that begins concurrently with your nursing orientation and lasts throughout your first year.


Professional Development Opportunities

WellSpan Health encourages life-long learning for our clinical professionals. We offer a variety of ongoing continuing education and leadership development opportunities covering the span of your career from novice to expert. We offer full financial support for nurses with associate's or diploma degrees who wish to pursue BSN education and support for graduate education toward nurse practitioner degrees and other advanced practice roles. We also offer computer-based and onsite continuing education programs including basic and advanced cardiac life support training as well as various clinical topics. Nurses are encouraged to obtain their specialty certification because it leads to improved patient outcomes and we provide a variety of reimbursement and pre-payment programs. As you advance in your nursing profession, we offer a variety of advanced-practice and leadership development programs.  


Clinical Ladder

The focus of our clinical ladder program is to advance professional nursing practice at WellSpan Health and to continue to raise the standard of clinical excellence for nurses at the bedside. Our generous Clinical Nurse Advancement Program provides the registered nurse the opportunity for professional and clinical growth in nursing practice, above and beyond day to day nursing activities and recognizes nurses for their contributions to excellent clinical outcomes and professionalism.


Shared Decision Making

Evidence-based decisions that affect nursing practice and the nursing work environment across the system are made collaboratively within a shared leadership and interprofessional environment. The WellSpan System Nursing Integration Council, Nursing Practice and Quality Council, Nursing Leadership Council, Nursing Research and Innovation Council, Nursing Professional Development Council and an Electronic Health Record Clinical Council are comprised of clinical nurses and nurse leaders from all entities, working together as one to ensure the highest level of nursing practice and care delivery excellence. Interprofessional shared decision making, evidence-based practice, and lean methodologies are utilized at all levels to aid in continuous improvement and problem solving. Opportunities for involvement in shared decision making are also available at the entity and unit level.


WellSpan Nursing Teams

WellSpan nurses deliver exceptional patient care in numerous locations and in a variety of settings. From homecare to hospitals, WellSpan nurses are an integral part of an interprofessional team that provides our patients with compassionate, patient-centered evidence-based care during every stage of life. We pride ourselves on getting to know our patients, so we can provide exceptional care for all.


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