Caring for Our Community Through Prevention, Outreach and Education

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2013 Community Health Services Report

Professional Nursing Education

Life support certification and other workshops helped nurses prepare for certification exams in specialty areas, and a research festival involved other community hospitals.

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 2013, 312 nurses earned more than $109,500 in certificates that can be applied toward educational activities. SHINE nurses also performed 2,925 community service hours.

Workforce Development

Scottsdale Healthcare has a network of eight collegiate partners including Scottsdale Community College and Grand Canyon University nursing programs.

In 2013:

  • 242 nurses pursued a bachelor’s degree in nursing, 85 were earning a master’s degree in nursing, 89 were enrolled in a nurse practitioner degree program and 17 nurses were working toward a doctorate in nursing.
  • 101 students employed at Scottsdale Healthcare were attending pre-licensure nursing programs.
  • $3,106,422 in tuition assistance benefits were provided to more than 975 staff members.
  • $156,494 supported two full-time nursing faculties at Scottsdale Community College. Scottsdale Healthcare partners with SCC in support of the pre-licensure nursing program.

Graduate Medical Education

More than 244 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, 330 students in medical school or other healthcare education programs learned during clinical rotations provided during the 2012-2013 academic year.

The Graduate Nurse Education Demonstration supports clinical training of nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists.

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