Bayhealth graduates 26 from Med-Surg Fellowship

DELAWARE — Bayhealth recently announced that 26 nurses graduated from the Med-Surg Fellowship offered at Bayhealth. The graduating class marks the 11th Med-Surg Fellowship graduation at Bayhealth.

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The specialty of med-surg nursing was once viewed as an entry level position, but has grown into its own. In this area of nursing, staff provides direct care to adult patients in a variety of settings.

The Bayhealth Med-Surg Fellowship is offered in January, May and September of each year. The fellows experience 10-weeks of innovative programs focused on key areas essential to the new nurse including wound care, IV therapy, rapid response team codes, and crucial conversations.

Clinical Nurse Specialist Jessica A. Taylor, MSN, APN, PHCNS-BC, CMSRN, said nurses new to the med-surg specialty automatically qualify for enrollment into the fellowship. Nurses who enter the fellowship sign a contract to work in a med-surg area for two years.

“The fellowship is important as it builds on what the nurses already know as new nurses/graduates,” Taylor said. “This program solidifies what they learned in orientation and ultimately enhances their nursing practice.”

The Med-Surg Fellowship is just one example of the professional development Bayhealth offers staff members. “Further developing the skills of our nurses is vital to the care we provide our patients now and for years to come,” said Director Patient Advocacy, Service Excellence and Professional Recruitment Marianne Foard, MS, BSN, RN. “Professional development whether it’s through nursing portfolios, tuition reimbursement or fellowships elevates our staff to another level in terms of taking care of our community.”

The next fellowship program begins in January 2016.

For more information on nursing at Bayhealth, go to Bayhealth.org/Nursing.

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