Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island
111 Brewster Street
Pawtucket, RI 02860Nursing 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 CareersOpportunities 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.
Our 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
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 and forwards the recommended solutions to one of four departmental groups for hospital-wide implementation as appropriate:Practice and Research
Develops and maintains standards that promote excellence in an evidence-based practice (EBP) environment. This group advances the profession of nursing through research activities using the Collaborative Research Utilization Model (CRUM) as the framework.Performance Improvement
Identifies, implements and evaluates quality initiatives that improve patient safety and outcomes. This group assesses, analyzes and identifies opportunities to improve patient care and nursing practice in the Department of Nursing. The Nursing Performance Improvement Plan is integrated with the hospital's Performance Improvement Plan to enhance the value of care provided.Education
Establishes standards of education that promote and support quality practice through continuous learning. This group develops and maintains competencies for all roles and implements other initiatives to promote a culture of learning for staff members.Leadership
Upholds professional practice by promoting an interdisciplinary environment of support and collaboration that effectively allocates the resources necessary to achieve optimal patient care. This group serves as a forum for Nurse Leaders to discuss clinical operations within the hospital and to focus on improving processes such as patient flow, professional practice and resources.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:
Onsite BCLS and ACLS programs
Nursing Grand Rounds
Critical Care Consortium classes
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
|I 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, RN, MS
Senior Vice President, Operations and Chief Nurse