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Nursing Department
Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island
111 Brewster Street
Pawtucket, RI 02860

Nursing Care
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.

Nursing Careers
Opportunities at Memorial Hospital
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
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.

nursing_memorial_hospital_rhode_island2.jpgOur nurses and staff are committed to excellence through education and research and work closely with the rest of the healthcare team. As patient advocates, our nurses ensure that all facets of the complex healthcare 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 healthcare.

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 provde nursing students with comprehensive, progressive learning opportunities that ease the transition to professional nursing practive. Profesional 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 automony and skills in time managment 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, you also can 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.

shelleymacdonald_sm.jpgI hope the information above has provided you with a better understanding of our outstanding nursing program and the professional opportunities available at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island.

Shelley MacDonald, MS, RN
Senior Vice President, Chief Nursing Officer
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