Nursing Careers: Careers
Your mission to heal is calling
As a nurse at CHI Franciscan, you have the opportunity to make a true impact on your patient's health and well-being. A career as a Franciscan nurse presents a unique opportunity to provide world-class care for patients, while finding meaning and engagement in your everyday work. The care you will provide as one of our compassionate nurses will extend beyond just the medical needs of your patients--we are truly dedicated to the mental, physical and spiritual well-being of all of our patients.
At CHI Franciscan, we take great pride in taking care of our nurses so you can provide the highest quality of care to our patients. We provide an environment of respect and collaboration with shared governance, a culture firmly grounded in our Core Values of Reverence, Integrity, Compassion and Excellence, support for your continued professional growth and development, opportunities for promotion throughout our large and successful health system, competitive pay and a generous employee benefits program.
Educational support for you as a nurse at CHI Franciscan starts right at the time of orientation. Following a full day of New Hire Orientation, you will attend Nursing Orientation, a multi-day experience that introduces you to how Franciscan nurses deliver safe, excellent care. With emphasis on evidence-based best practices, participants review and demonstrate skills ranging from infection prevention to fall reduction, and point-of-care testing to de-escalation techniques. Nursing orientation includes instructor-led classes, small group interactions, individual demonstrations and web-based learning.
CHI Franciscan's support of nursing excellence doesn’t stop after orientation. Franciscan Education Services offers over 1,000 classes a year, ranging from preceptor workshops to IV and central line therapy. In addition, if your role or department requires you to maintain certain clinical certifications such as ACLS, PALS or NRP, we see that you get them and that you renew them, paid for by CHI Franciscan. No matter your unit or role within the nursing department, you’ll always have the tools you need to excel in your career with CHI Franciscan.
We understand that nursing is a career in which learning never ends. We provide comprehensive RN Residency programs in Medical-Surgical acute care as well as many specialties. We welcome new graduate and experienced nurses to continue your career growth once you join us.
CHI Franciscan instructors and preceptors will provide you with the training you need to become an expert in specialized care. All residencies include structured didactic and clinical preceptor programs. To apply for a residency position, please select complete an application for any open RN position in the department(s) where you would like to work.
Core competencies include treatment for Medical/Surgical patients, assessment and clinical decision-making skills, patient education, and ethical and legal issues. Learning occurs via lecture, small and large group activities with some self-paced learning. Optional EKG rhythm training is available.
This is a two-tiered residency program; Tier 1 covers Progressive Care and Tier 2 is for those continuing to Intensive Care or for those already experienced in Progressive Care. Core competencies include cardiac, pulmonary, neurologic, renal, shock, and trauma in Critical Care. The program includes Essentials for Critical Care Orientation, an online program sponsored by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses.
Non-ED specific classes shared among residencies (50 hrs), and 1:1 preceptorship on the unit. Topics include assessment, triage, medical-surgical emergencies, management of the ABCs, sepsis, trauma, precipitous delivery, care of special populations, and disaster. This residency program is designed so you can begin at any time during the year and link into the classes as they are offered.
This is a continuous Residency program covering care in the Mother/Baby unit. A UBE (Unit-based Educator) tracks the individual path for each nurse. Some nurses may be able to move from this residency program to labor and delivery.
The residency program for the Special Care Nurseries occurs year round, depending on the needs of the units. Educational opportunities include formal classroom learning and on the job training with a preceptor spanning from eight to 12 weeks. During this residency, the nurse will obtain certifications in Neonatal Resuscitation and S.T.A.B.L.E., while developing the knowledge and skills to care for compromised and/or pre-term infants in a Level II or Level III Nursery setting.
This course utilizes a blended learning structure to prepare the RN for entry into the perioperative services department as a member of a multidisciplinary team. Core competencies include aseptic technique, scrubbing, gowning and gloving, managing the surgical environment, instrumentation, sterilization, positioning and prepping, draping, sutures, principles of hemostasis, surgical procedures and emergencies in the operating room.
- Six Months
- March and September
This course prepares nurses for entry into the Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) as a member of the Perioperative Services team. Classes are partnered with additional PACU focused studies and clinical practice, including pre- and post-operative nursing roles.
- Three months didactic/clinical with an additional three month clinical practice
Core competencies include complex multiple system issues, neurological and orthopedic problems, interdisciplinary approaches to rehab services and general trauma and critical health issues.
Core competencies include types of renal dialysis treatment; kidney failure and multiple system issues; fluid and electrolyte issues; emergencies in kidney failure; legal, ethical and psycho-social issues. Classes include theory, skill labs, and clinical practice. Medical/Surgical experience is required for Outpatient care and Critical Care experience is required for Inpatient care.
The Versant Residency Program at Harrison Medical Center nurtures new RN professionals. It prepares them to practice at a higher level, to confront daily challenges, and to help change the workplace for the better. This process, for expediting the transition from student to competent staff nurse, is contained in an 18 week program; with additional time for training in specialty units. Versant has created a Competency-Based model, which is a comprehensive, systematic, and standardized approach designed to onboard new graduates into their professional role with multi-layered support.
Critical Care Nursing
St. Joseph’s Critical Care nurses provide evidence-based, collaborative care using nurse-driven protocols, leading technologies and an increasing number of minimally invasive procedures to treat patients.