St. Jude Medical Center is the perfect place for nurses to begin and culminate
their nursing career. The “Center of Excellence” professional
practice model, founded upon the St. Joseph Health system mission, vision,
and values, is integrated throughout the ministry and where interprofessional
and interdepartmental collaboration are the foundation to achieving clinical
and organizational excellence. Commitment to evidence based structures
empower St. Jude nurses and clinicians to be fully prepared, supported,
involved and inspired to become leaders in clinical practice throughout
the course of their career.
St. Jude Nursing Vision
Patients will be welcomed into a healing community where a professional
team of nurses will provide personalized, patient-centered care founded
on sacred encounters.
Nursing is empowered by shared governance and guided by the principles
of collaboration, caring, and clinical practice.
Nursing will flourish through educational and professional development;
evidence-based practice, and leaders in the clinical excellence.
Nursing leadership will support the vision through strategic development
and communication of a framework which consistently inspires and engages
the spirt of nursing throughout the ministry.
St. Jude Nurses Benefits
The not-for-profit faith based ministry model afford nurses several opportunities
to fulfill their calling to care for others. Whether it’s praying
with a patient or family, volunteering for a community event or group,
or cheering on a patient walking for the first time after surgery; St.
Jude is a ministry that allows nurses to truly care for their community
Pride in the Magnet designation, CCU’s Beacon award, Maternal Newborn’s
Women’s Choice award, and other earned accolades that verify the
culture of nursing and patient care excellence and the commitment to sustainable
structures to achieve best in class performance in all areas.
Shared Governance fuels the autonomous engine allowing nurses to lead or
be members of a variety of employee led councils to develop and hone their
leadership, collaboration, planning, and/or listening skills while improving
patient outcomes, employee engagement, and the practice environment.
The ANCC accredited Transitions to Practice program supports new hire fellows
(nurses with 6 or more months of experience) and nurses eager to transition
to a new specialty. Retaining St. Jude nurses is a high priority and providing
specialty transition programs with evidence based curriculum, preceptor
pairing, mentoring, simulation lab scenarios, and leadership collaboration
ensure success, satisfaction, and retention.
The Clinical Advancement Program promotes nurses from CN2s to CN3s and
CN4s as they gain experience, advance their academic degree, achieve specialty
board certification(s), become active in their professional organizations,
and complete a change or improvement project.
RN Residency Program, for new graduates with a Bachelors’ Degree
in Nursing (BSN), is a 12-month comprehensive ANCC accredited program
to ensure new nurses are clinically competent and confident in their skills
as they begin their independent practice. They are paired with trained
preceptors who possess a passion for teaching and growing new practitioners.
Applications are accepted in January and June.
Tuition Reimbursement, on-site BSN and MSN programs, and an annual Education
Open House ensures nurses are informed and supported to further their
Self-scheduling provides flexibility for nurses to work around other life
commitments and sustain a balanced life.
Competitive wages are sustained through an annual salary survey while professional
goals are identified, planned for, and evaluated during the annual self-eval
and professional development plan. Educational needs are met through careful
assessment, planning, and evaluation of the educational programs provided.
Salary differentials are earned by full time and part time nurses to recognize
academic progression, clinical specialty board certification, precepting,
and charge nurse relief among others. PTO and sick leave are accrued based
on the actual hours worked.
Providence St. Joseph Nursing Institute provides a collaborative peer reviewed
body of content, knowledge, programs, and professional support spanning