Department of Clinical Education
Thanks to a talented team of nurse educators and specialists, we provide the resources and tools for our nurses to enhance their knowledge and advance their expertise. It is our belief that a thorough and ongoing needs assessment forms the foundation for a sound education plan, which supports the organization’s strategic directions. Based on review of data reflecting current performance, regulatory requirements, sentinel events, anticipated changes in practice, community needs, program evaluation summaries and alignment with our strategic initiatives, the annual education plan is developed, implemented and revised as necessary.
We offer a variety of high-impact courses such as the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Cancer Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Course, which trains and certifies nurse educators to be ONS chemotherapy instructors. Our comprehensive curriculum features educational offerings that are designed to advance nursing knowledge, skill and competency; and ultimately empower them to provide the award-winning care they are known for.
The Department of Clinical Education includes:
Regulatory/Orientation Team: Provides all nursing orientation programs, competency training, general nursing programs and related curriculum development (e.g., Charge Nurse Program, ABCs of Diagnostic Testing). Responsible for ongoing clinical development of nursing administrative supervisors and nurse manager orientation.
Critical Care, Women’s and Children’s, and Medical/Surgical Teams: Responsible for curriculum development, classroom and clinical instruction, competency training and education.
Evening and Night Team: Provides consistency regarding competency training and education in the clinical setting. Acts as a clinical resource for evening and night leadership and staff nurses.
Our catalogue provides a composite listing of 2017 program and course offerings.
Student Nurse Extern Program
Our student nurse externs have an extraordinary opportunity to experience the day-to-day practice of nursing at HackensackUMC and to begin to understand firsthand why our nurses are among the best in the nation.
The Student Nurse Externship is a work-study program that is a unique, rewarding experience for both the student nurse externs and the medical center staff. The Department of Nursing Education provides a two-week orientation program, after which the extern is assigned to a registered nurse preceptor on his or her unit. Externs are also encouraged to participate in a weekly class or lab session that addresses nursing issues on a current clinical topic.