To ease your transition from school to nursing career, HealthCall offers a new graduate nursing program to start you on the right path.

HealthCall_Service_Icons_NursingThe New Graduate Program in Community Nursing is a formal education and training program for recent graduates of RN and LPN programs who have not previously worked as nurses or who have less than 12 months professional experience in those roles. The purpose of the program is to foster a successful transition to the role of RN or LPN and help you understand the private duty nursing setting. 

The program consists of:

  • Classroom educational presentations
  • Initial follow-up competency validation and development plans
  • Clinical rotation under the supervision of qualified preceptors
  • Ongoing meetings with the clinical educator, preceptor and others to assure progression and advancement on the continuum from novice to competent performance.
At the completion of the program, the participants will be able to:
  • Successfully handle pediatric and adult patient assignments, including ventilator-dependent patients
  • Demonstrate a complete physical and psychosocial assessment on a patient
  • Take appropriate problem-solving actions when confronted with a clinical or administrative dilemma
  • Work cooperatively and effectively with physicians, family members and other members of the healthcare team.

Our program is facilitated by nurse experts with special emphasis on: clinical skills, critical thinking skills, leadership abilities, communication skills, patient safety, and professional career development. The Program also includes completion of HealthCall’s Adult and Pediatric Respiratory Assessment and Management Course, at no cost. This course is 6.16 accredited contact hours.

Programs Dates

HealthCall’s New Graduate Program in Community Nursing accepts one incoming class per year. The 2014 program will begin September 2, 2014. Applications for the program are due by August 1, 2014. There is no cost to participants in the program, and participants will be compensated during the program.

Space in the program is limited; only ten nurses will be selected to participate.