Education & Professional Development for Nurses
We are committed to professional career development. In collaboration with several universities, nurses are provided the opportunity to advance their professional nursing career. The programs prepare graduate nurses to become leaders in administration and become qualified practitioners. We currently offer programs with William Paterson University for Englewood Hospital nurses pursuing a master’s degree in nursing administration and a master’s degree in adult nurse practitioner. In collaboration with Fairleigh Dickinson University, registered nurses (RNs) can pursue a bachelor of science in nursing.
Our Center for Clinical Practice is committed to assisting the nursing staff in promoting their professional growth, and in providing evidence-based patient care through continuing education. The center supports the goal of the Department of Nursing to expand career development and create a culture of leadership. Education programs include research, best practices, performance improvement, new technology and equipment, among other topics. Our joint practice clinicians and nurse educators are responsible for assessing the educational needs of the nursing staff; planning, developing and implementing appropriate learning activities; and evaluating the effectiveness of staff learning.
In addition, our Evidence-Based Practice/Research Council serves as a resource to members of the nursing department who wish to pursue research. The council is committed to cultivating an environment of inquiry within the nursing staff that will ultimately influence clinical practice and result in a more informed bedside practitioner.