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Nursing Institute

Nursing Institute

Experience Best in the West Nursing

Providence nurses play a critical role in creating healthier communities. As primary advocates for the vulnerable in all their communities, our nurses are critical to our mission, and all that Providence stands for. We are committed to consistently supporting our nursing staff, both professionally and personally.

At Providence, we place a consistent focus on nursing excellence across our organization. Ultimately, the Nursing Institute strives to validate we are Best in the West, for both nursing care delivery and nursing careers support.

The Institute has six major focus areas that, taken together, are the primary vehicle through which Best in the West is achieved and maintained.

  • The Clinical Academy - We know that in order to attract, inspire and retain the best nurses, we must support them to flourish. The Clinical Academy does so by ensuring that, regardless of role or position, each nurse has access to professional development support and options for career expansion. We provide a wide range of options for Nurse Residents (recently graduated), and Nurse Fellows (new to specialty) to grow their skills and advance their professional career. Learn more about the Clinical Academy
  • Clinical Quality and Practice - Our highest priority is assuring our patients receive evidence-based nursing care that is second to none; in quality, safety and patient experience. We achieve this together, through evidence-based methods: clinical standardization, expert-to-expert collaboration, and dissemination and implementation of best practices.
  • Research and Innovation - We develop, implement, and support collaboration that nurture research, innovation, and clinical scholarships in nursing across Providence St. Joseph Health. Through the PSJH Clinical Scholarship Framework, the conduct of research and evidence review, we support advancing practice at all levels. This includes development programs for nurses interested in advancing their research expertise and skills.
  • Magnet® and Pathway to Excellence® Designation - In order to verify our nursing cultures are positive, collaborative and nurturing; and our nursing quality is superior, we expect every eligible ministry or facility to pursue and retain the highest external nursing excellence designation. We support and accelerate this process through collaborating to make sure our nursing practice is autonomous, accountable, to the top of professional licensure, satisfying and challenging.
  • Leadership and Professional Development programs - We ensure our nurses are well-equipped with tools for strong leadership. Our professional development programs strengthen the nursing core to prepare tomorrow’s nurses to lead our care delivery and influence positive change in our industry.
  • Academic Partnerships - Partnerships with academic institutions allow Providence St. Joseph Health to help build a robust and permanent nurse workforce. We partner with academic organizations that uphold our professional standards, and fit with our mission and values.

We know that in order to attract, inspire and retain the best nurses, we must support them to flourish. The Clinical Academy does so by ensuring that, regardless of role or position, each nurse has access to professional development support and options for career expansion. We provide a wide range of options for Nurse Residents (recently graduated), and Nurse Fellows (new to specialty) to grow their skills and advance their professional career.

Learn more about the Clinical Academy

September 22-25

The goal of this conference is to provide a forum for nursing professional development workshops (beginner and advanced) to enhance the attendee’s knowledge of education, research and development within the profession of nursing. Individuals who attend this conference will be in a better position to identify new nursing research questions, test innovative educational and nursing interventions, and translate findings into nursing interventions to improve patient and educational outcomes.

Learn more about PNEG 2020

From the Desk of Deb Burton

December 20, 2019
In 2015, Providence St. Joseph Health was experiencing a high first-year turnover rate for new nurses. The solution? A system-wide, single program,...


University of Providence Msn Program

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PSJH Clinical Academy

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The PSJH Nursing Institute recently had the opportunity to work on two videos highlighting the Clinical Academy RN residency and fellowship...


PSJH Hosting 2020 National Pneg Conference

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PSJH will host the Professional Nurses Educators Group (PNEG) conference in Sept 2020...


Nursing Product Council

December 20, 2019
Nurse-Driven Improvements in Patient Care...


Nursing Research and Clinical Scholarship News

December 20, 2019
Featuring highlights from the 2019 PSJH Nursing Research Symposium…


Nursing Research Highlights

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Nursing Posters, Presentations, and Articles from Q3 2019...


Beyond the Bedside

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Nursing Education & Development...


EPIC Documentation Changes

December 20, 2019
November 10th brought many great improvements to our EHR; many of which focused on simplifying and easing our clinician’s documentation...


Nursing Book Club

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The opening keynote speaker at the 2019 ANCC National Magnet Conference in Orlando, FL was author Gretchen Rubin. Ms. Rubin’s talk focused...


Regional Spotlight on Nursing 

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Recent nursing achievements in the Alaska region...

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