St. Francis Hospital News

St. Francis Annual Medical Staff Meeting
We invite all members of the St. Francis Medical Staff to join us for the Annual Medical Staff Meeting on Monday, January 28th, 2019. The meeting will be held in the Butler Pavilion at St. Francis in the Sara Ruth Carroll Auditorium.

St. Francis Annual Medical Staff Meeting
Monday, January 28, 2018
6 PM

St. Francis Nurse Resident receives Most Outstanding Resident Award The Cohort 19 Nurse Residency program graduation was November 15, 2018 at the Marriot in Uptown Columbus. Twenty-five graduates were recognized for completing the program and the Most Outstanding Resident was announced during the ceremony. The Most Outstanding Resident Award was presented to Hunter Bowling who led his fellow residents by example. Hunter consistently displayed positive leadership and excellent teamwork. Hunter is known for saying, “I want to be part of the positive change occurring at St. Francis.” Hunter graduated from Columbus State University in Columbus, Georgia and now works in the St. Francis MSICU.

St. Francis Nurse Residency Program
Our Nurse Resident Program (NRP) provides an opportunity to engage new graduate nurses in evidence-based practice. The NRP at St. Francis bridges the graduates from the academic setting to the practice setting which helps to prepare them to provide the highest level of care to our patients.

Our Nurse Residency Program (NRP) utilizes Patricia Benner’s “Novice to Expert” model to assist new graduate nurses in moving from the classroom to an acute care setting. We hire two cohorts a year with our next cohort beginning February 11, 2019. Participation in the program requires a fourteen-week commitment as a full-time associate. During the program, Residents will work alongside a preceptor and attend weekly professional development classes. To foster communication, we use a multidisciplinary approach in teaching our new nurses. The class core curriculum topics include quality patient outcomes, leadership, critical thinking, communication, and professional development.

To be a St. Francis Nurse Resident requires compassion for the people in our community and an unyielding passion to provide high-quality care to those we serve. We utilize our NRP to enhance our ability to carry out our mission of Making Communities Healthier!

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