Memorial Hospital's nursing staff provides professional nursing care on all patient units. Our registered nurses (RNs) are the patient care managers, assessing individual patient needs and planning nursing care from the patient's admission to discharge. Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) and certified nursing assistants (CNAs) assist the RNs in the delivery of care. Our multidisciplinary partnership is the foundation of our excellent quality care.
Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island is a teaching affiliate of The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and is committed to quality nursing care. Memorial's Nursing Department is also affiliated with many schools of nursing in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.
At Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island, we are privileged to practice in an organization that has a long history of service to our surrounding communities.
Memorial also has a School of Nurse Anesthesia in conjunction with Central Connecticut State University.
Our mission is to provide quality, cost-effective nursing care for our patients. The Nursing Department uses a holistic approach to care that ensures an environment conducive for a return to optimum wellness or maximum rehabilitation.
Our nurses and staff are committed to excellence through education and research and work closely with the rest of the health care team. As patient advocates, our nurses ensure that all facets of the complex health care delivery system serve patients to their best advantage.
Our nursing practice consists of exemplary programs that are based on Memorial Hospital's core values. The skill and dedication of our nurses are the driving force behind delivering compassionate, quality health care.
Collaborative Practice Model
Our Collaborative Practice model provides the infrastructure for a professional practice environment and promotes positive clinical outcomes. It facilitates active participation of clinical staff and managers in the ongoing development, implementation, and evaluation of processes that guide patient-centered care.
This model fosters active participation of direct care providers in addressing unit-based patient care and practice issues.
Nurse Intern Program
This internship is designed to provide nursing students with comprehensive, progressive learning opportunities that ease the transition to professional nursing practice. Professional development credit experiences allow students to collaborate with their choice of nursing professionals in a variety of settings and specialties. Key components of this program emphasize the development of autonomy and skills in time management and critical thinking.
Continuing Education Programs
Memorial Hospital encourages learning and continued growth. We offer a comprehensive orientation program and generous tuition reimbursement.
In addition, nurses can also participate in the following professional development activities:
- Preceptor programs.
- Onsite BCLS and ACLS programs.
- Nursing Grand Rounds.
- Critical Care Consortium classes.
- Certification review courses.
We invite you to become part of our growing team.
To learn more about our continuing education programs and the excellent benefits available at Memorial Hospital, please call (401) 729-2329 or write to Professional Development.