The Lourdes Nursing Leadership Team encourages shared decision-making. Nursing staff hold key leadership roles and potential leaders are mentored. The nursing structure facilitates staff engagement by utilizing the expertise of those who provide patient care.
Nursing staff have opportunities to serve on unit practice councils, task forces, nursing committees, hospital committees, and Ascension Health committees.
We encourage certification in a specialty and reimburse our nurses when they achieve certification. All board certified nurses automatically are eligible to apply to the Professional Nurse Advancement and Recognition Program for recognition at the proficient level.
We encourage nurses to continue their education and provide many options. We have onsite Bachelor of Science (BS) programs through Keuka College. We provide tuition assistance through reimbursement - paid to staff member after successful completion of class (tuition, fees, and books included).
Advanced Practice Nurses (APNs) are encouraged to participate in quarterly Advanced Practice Nurse Council dinner meetings. Pertinent agenda items include the role of APNs at Lourdes, practice issues, peer review, and continuing education.
Lourdes attracts talented, dedicated, and caring professional nurses to all levels of our organization. We strive to provide our nurses with opportunities and incentives to be creative, continue their education and innovate. Each nurse's contribution is valuable and plays an important role in achieving the high quality of care provided by our organization.