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Nursing careers at Community
Have you started to think about your nursing career? We have. Community is ranked among the top 20 integrated healthcare networks in the nation, and our commitment to provide our patients with the best quality care begins with recruiting the brightest nurses and providing them with the learning opportunities and resources they need to launch their nursing career.
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We also offer a wealth of continuing education opportunities for our nurses, including specialized nursing internships and institutes in areas such as OR nursing, orthopedics, neuroscience and obstetrics. Other continuing education and nursing training opportunities include new grad RN transition to residency program, certification review courses, the observation/shadowing program and the student extern program.
2015 Nursing Excellence Awards winners
At Community Health Network, we take great pride in our highly-talented nursing workforce. Our nurses are key members of the team that we rely on to keep our promise of exceptional care, simply delivered. Each year we honor five outstanding Community nurses who embody the key characteristics of nursing excellence through our annual Nursing Excellence Awards. We are proud to announce the winners of the 2015 Nursing Excellence awards:
- Facilitative Leadership: Ronald Day, Clinical Educator, Community Hospital East
- Art and Science of Nursing: Laura Leaming, Clinical Educator, Community Hospital East
- Evidence-Based Practice: Shannon York, Community Surgery Center North
- Therapeutic Relationships: Janay Rodenbeck, Community Surgery Center South
- Patient-Focused Care: Deborah Schutz, Community Physician Network
Community Nursing Academy at Ball State
Student highlight: Kasey Knight
Kasey Knight first knew she wanted to be a nurse from a young age. Her great-grandmother had early onset dementia, and Kasey often helped to care for her. Driven by passion and eagerness to serve, Kasey jumped at the opportunity to participate in the first cohort of the Nursing Academy. One of only four students, Kasey was embedded in the nursing culture at Community from the start. She and her classmates passed their RN exams on the first try and today she works as a registered nurse at Community Hospital South. More about Community Nursing Academy >>
Interested students, please see the program brochure and website.
Ball State University's School of Nursing partnered with Community Health Network to create the Nursing Academy, an accelerated degree program designed to increase the number of registered nurses in Indiana and apply innovative approaches to better prepare student nurses for their transition to professional practice.
The Nursing Academy offers a hybrid approach of learning through classes offered at Ball State, online and via video conferencing. Students also work at hospitals within Community Health Network, receiving on-the-job experience while being immersed in a clinical setting.