Baptist Health South Florida Partners with Versant Advantage to Combat Nurse Shortage.
Largest Non-Profit Health Organization in South Florida Adopts Versant RN Residency[TM] to Set Performance Benchmark for New Nurses at Six-Hospital System
LOS ANGELES Los Angeles (lôs ăn`jələs, lŏs, ăn`jəlēz'), city (1990 pop. 3,485,398), seat of Los Angeles co., S Calif.; inc. 1850. -- Versant Advantage, Inc., developers of the Versant RN Residency, today announced that Baptist Health South Florida has selected Versant's outcome-driven education solution to support their nursing workforce. South Florida's largest non-profit, faith-based healthcare organization has adopted the Versant RN Residency to increase the number of new nurse applicants, bolster the confidence and competence of new nurses, and standardize the delivery of quality patient care throughout Baptist Health.
"Baptist Health is committed to the proactive implementation of strategies that combat the nursing shortage and cultivate a thriving RN workforce," said Deborah Mulvihill, Baptist Health Corporate Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer. "Partnering with Versant helps us provide a proven onboarding program to new graduate nurses preparing for their first clinical jobs in the hospital setting. After reviewing Versant's track record, we determined that their strategy for educating new nurses would enhance our ability to cultivate expert RN staff and ensure standardized nursing practices with the best possible patient outcomes at every Baptist Health hospital."
The first Versant RN Residency cohort got underway at Baptist Health on August 6, with 105 newly graduated nurses. New nurse hires at Baptist Health hospitals will complete the rigorous 18-week program. The residency features support from a network of senior nurses to ensure that the RN residents are well-equipped to deliver quality patient care. Mastery of critical thinking skills, coordination of care, and time management are among the numerous core competencies A core competency is something that a firm can do well and that meets the following three conditions specified by Hamel and Prahalad (1990):
Previously, each Baptist Health hospital had its own orientation program for training new nurses in specific hospital practices and standards. Versant's standardized curriculum replaces these individual programs.
"Nursing is my second career, so I am grateful for all the extra support I will receive when I walk on the hospital floor as a new registered nurse," said Simone Condell, a recent graduate of Miami Dade College's School of Nursing. "My inspiration for becoming a nurse is to serve my community. Knowing that I am starting my career as a resident not only boosts my confidence, it assures me that I will have the skills to provide safe, quality patient care."
A six-hospital system, Baptist Health South Florida is the largest healthcare organization in the nation to adopt the Versant RN Residency program in adult care. Two Baptist Health hospitals-- Baptist Hospital of Miami and South Miami South Miami, city (1990 pop. 10,404), Dade co., SE Fla., a suburb of Miami; settled 1899, inc. 1926. It is a commercial and retail center for neighboring Coral Gables. Hospital--are recognized as Magnet[TM] hospitals by the American Nurses Credentialing Center The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) provides individuals and organizations throughout the nursing profession with the tools they need on their journey to excellence. (ANCC ANCC American Nurses Credentialing Center
ANCC Association Nationale des Cardiaques Congénitaux
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ANCC Area Nine Cable Council (state mandated government body in UK) ) for their achievement in nursing excellence. By integrating the residency, every hospital within the Baptist Healthcare system will have access to an evidence-based training process for new nurses, which aligns with the ANCC's Magnet Recognition Program[R].
"Our goal is to ensure that these new nurses are supported by the current nursing staff of Baptist Health hospitals as they ease into patient care," said Yvonne Brookes, R.N., Manager of Clinical Learning/RN Residency for Baptist Health. "To create a culture that will help retain these new nurses, we have spent the last 14 weeks preparing experienced nurses who will be a part of the training and socialization socialization /so·cial·iza·tion/ (so?shal-i-za´shun) the process by which society integrates the individual and the individual learns to behave in socially acceptable ways.
n. process, including 257 preceptors, 94 managers and clinical educators, 71 mentors and 60 debriefers."
"Our top priority is to successfully onboard new RN graduates," said Charles Krozek, RN, MN, president and managing director of Versant Advantage, Inc. "We've structured the Versant RN Residency such that it de-mystifies the inner workings of the hospital, as well as the day-to-day demands, challenges and tremendous rewards that are part and parcel of the delivery of patient care. We look forward to collaborating with Baptist Health South Florida for the benefit of their patient populations, and the surrounding communities that they serve."
About Baptist Health South Florida
Baptist Health South Florida is the largest faith-based, not-for-profit healthcare organization in the region. Affiliates of Baptist Health include Baptist Hospital of Miami, Baptist Children's Hospital A children's hospital is a hospital which offers its services exclusively to children. The number of children's hospitals proliferated in the 20th century, as pediatric medical and surgical specialties separated from internal medicine and adult surgical specialties. , South Miami Hospital, Homestead Homestead.
1 City (1990 pop. 26,866), Dade co., SE Fla.; inc. 1913. A large Miami suburb with a growing Hispanic population, Homestead is a trade center for the redland district, known for its many varieties of citrus and other fruits and vegetables. Hospital, Mariners Hospital and Doctors Hospital, as well as Baptist Outpatient Services outpatient services Hospital-based services Managed care Medical and other services provided, to a nonadmitted Pt, by a hospital or other qualified facility–eg, mental health clinic, rural health clinic, mobile X-ray unit, free-standing dialysis unit Examples and Baptist Cardiac & Vascular Institute. Both Baptist Hospital of Miami and South Miami Hospital are recognized as Magnet hospitals magnet hospital Hospital care A hospital that features flat organization structure, unit-based decision making, investment in education; MH nurses have less burnout, Pts have better care, ↓ time in hospital and in ICU for nursing excellence by the ANCC.
About Versant Advantage, Inc.
Established by Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, Versant Advantage, Inc. is a non-profit public benefit corporation developed in response to the severe national shortage of experienced nurses. Designed by nurses for nurses, Versant is a leading provider of integrated, evidence-based and Web-facilitated programs that assist hospitals and healthcare organizations with strategically stabilizing their RN workforce while optimizing financial performance. Versant Voyager[TM] is the Web-based application See Web application. that executes Versant's suite of workforce development applications to track and monitor professional growth. 2500 nursing students from more than 35 hospitals nationwide have graduated from the Versant RN Residency. The Versant RN Residency is currently available at more than 50 leading healthcare facilities nationwide, including Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, All Children's Hospital All Children's Hospital is the only freestanding children’s hospital on Florida’s West Coast and a leader in pediatric treatment, education, research and advocacy. , John Muir Medical Center, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Lucile Packard Children's Hospital (LPCH) is a hospital located on the Stanford University campus in Palo Alto, California. It is staffed by over 650 physicians and 4,750 staff and volunteers. , Northridge Hospital Medical Center Northridge Hospital Medical Center is a hospital in the Northridge town of Los Angeles, California, USA. It is currently operated by Catholic Healthcare West. History
The hospital was founded in 1955 by Dr. , Torrance Memorial Medical Center and USC An abbreviation for U.S. Code. University Hospital. For more information on the Versant RN Residency, please visit: www.versant.org.