Caring for Our Community Through Prevention, Outreach and Education

Health Career Education
2012 Community Report

Professional Nursing Education

Life support certification and other classes open to our community were coordinated in 2012. Workshops helped nurses prepare for certification exams in specialty areas and a research festival involved other community hospitals.

A New Graduate Nursing Scholar Fellowship was implemented in 2012. The program was available to new graduate nurses who recently completed a bachelor’s in nursing. The New Graduate Nursing Scholar Fellowship Orientation Program is a comprehensive, interactive program designed to help new nursing professionals develop the skills required to deliver and maintain high-quality patient care.

Scottsdale Healthcare Investment in Nursing Excellence (SHINE)

This program enhances professional growth and development. SHINE nurses support community vaccinations, screenings and other community activities. In fiscal year 2012, 291 nurses earned more than $92,250 in certificates that can be applied toward educational activities.

Workforce Development

Scottsdale Healthcare University is a community resource for healthcare career information. Scottsdale Healthcare has a network of eight collegiate partners providing various onsite degree programs.

In 2012:

  • 282 nurses were pursuing a bachelor’s in nursing, 95 were pursuing a master’s in nursing, 94 were pursuing a nurse practitioner degree program and 29 were in doctoral programs
  • 107 students employed at Scottsdale Healthcare were attending pre-licensure nursing programs
  • $3,551,756 in tuition assistance benefits were provided to more than 1,103 staff members

Graduate Medical Education

More than 225 family physicians have graduated from our Family Medicine Residency Program. Many practice in Arizona, meeting a vital need for primary care physicians.

Our Pharmacy Residency Program provides valuable learning to licensed pharmacists interested in becoming qualified hospital pharmacists or clinical pharmacy specialists. Additionally, more than 600 students in medical school or other healthcare education programs learned during clinical rotations provided during the 2011-2012 academic year.

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