Nurses Are the Backbone of Your Care Team
At AdventHealth for Children, our award-winning nurses go beyond their call of duty. We know that nurses are the backbone of the care team and can leave a lasting impact on the experience of a child and their family.
Through our Magnet Recognition®, professional development, and other programs, our nurses are inquisitive and empowered to ensure they provide the highest quality of health care. Fueled by AdventHealth’s mission, our nurses are committed to providing compassionate care to our patients and striving to be leaders in nursing excellence.
Growing Through Professional Development
- Practice Transition Accreditation Program (PTAP)
At AdventHealth for Children, we want our nurses to feel empowered to find the practice setting that they are most passionate about. We take pride in having been recently accredited for our Graduate Nurse (GN) Residency Program by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. This accreditation recognizes our program as demonstrating excellence in transitioning new nurses to practice.
We know that when nurses come together to collaborate, they are able to discuss best practices, solve problems, and have support from their peers. Our GN Residency Program is a 12-month program that provides graduate nurses the opportunity to hone critical-thinking and evidence-based decision-making skills. It also provides a supportive environment for GNs to get together periodically and share experiences, ensuring they provide the best quality of care for our patients. Evidence shows that GN Residency Programs increase critical competencies, reduce nursing turnover, and help GNs achieve higher levels of patient-centered care.
- Professional Excellence Program (PEP)
We are committed to ensuring our nursing staff feels confident, motivated, and valued as members of our care team. Our Professional Excellence Program provides a framework that supports the professional growth of our nurses in the following areas:
- Leadership Development
- Education and Training
- Clinical Excellence and Teaching
- Evidence-Based Nursing Practice
We know that when nurses feel empowered and are given the support to grow professionally, they have greater job satisfaction, which results in improved patient outcomes. At AdventHealth for Children, we strive to help our nurses continually improve their practice and provide the highest quality of patient care.
Empowering Nurses Through Shared Leadership
Our Shared Leadership Council structure empowers the interprofessional staff to define, implement and maintain current practice standards and to implement the vision and campus priorities for patient care. This program includes nursing staff from every single unit who assist in making decisions to:
- Ensure patient safety and promote quality service
- Drive accountability to the level of frontline staff
- Engage staff in innovation and collaborative problem-solving and strategy development
- Encourage discussion and resolution of clinical or professional operational issues