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Nursing Education and Development Programs for Sibley Memorial Hospital Employees

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We’re committed to your growth. Whether you are a new grad, a mid-career nurse or a seasoned R.N., when it comes to learning and growth, we’ve got you covered at Sibley. Nursing is a journey, and every step should be designed to help you advance so that you can realize your potential. At Sibley, our excellent educational and development programs include:

Nurse Extern Program

For rising senior nursing students, this summer program provides the opportunity to develop assessment, organizational, time management and priority-setting skills. See nursing theory put into practice. The program begins in May of each year.

Nurse Residency

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This comprehensive 12 month program features educational sessions based on the standardized UHC/AACN curriculum. As a member of the Maryland Nurse Residency Collaborative, Sibley graduate nurses will have opportunities to enter chat rooms with hundreds of other nurse residents from around the country to share experience and build professional networks. This exciting curriculum is designed to support newly graduated nurses with an emphasis on leadership development, communication, patient safety, and professional career planning.

  • The program runs for 12 months with cohorts starting three times per year.

  • All new graduate registered nurses with less than one year of acute care nursing experience.

  • No! You are automatically enrolled in a cohort on your first day of employment.

  • New graduate nurses are hired on a rolling basis throughout the year. Each cohort commences in July, October and February annually. You will automatically join the cohort closest to your new hire start date.

  • There are approximately 10 to 20 new nursing residents in each cohort.

  • Seminars are held once a month, with a greater time emphasis in the beginning. The later sessions are more tapered in content and length. Topics include, but are not limited to quality and safety, nursing leadership, finance, professional development and evidence-based practice, as well as technical skills i.e mock codes. The seminars offers a variety of high-level experts who share scenarios, case studies and simulations to build on previous knowledge.

  • We understand the needs of new graduate nurses. We have created a core curriculum that addresses comprehensive clinical and professional goals, interweaving academic standards with real-life situations. This core curriculum meets national standards and also serves the new graduate’s needs beyond traditional orientation.

  • The program offers more than technical skills or monotone lectures. The seminars are filled with high-level experts who share scenarios, case studies and simulations with residency participants. This builds on previous knowledge and helps you develop a strong foundation in the nursing profession.

  • The residency allows opportunities for fellowship, support and feedback. We hear this often from program participants. The guidance and sponsorship you receive will help you during your transition and development into your professional role as a registered nurse.

  • During the second half of the program, we discuss evidence-based practice (EBP). You will be empowered to invoke practical change in your work environment through the development of an EBP project. These projects help you develop the skills to become more proficient with research, presentation and project management. The knowledge you acquire will strengthen your expertise in evidence-based nursing practices.

  • Sibley is one of the most innovative community hospitals in the country. As a member of Johns Hopkins Medicine, we offer dynamic and diverse professional experiences like no other. As an employee of Sibley Memorial Hospital and the Johns Hopkins Health System, you have an opportunity to contribute to the world-renowned reputation of Johns Hopkins Nursing.

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AWHONN's 2-Day Intermediate Fetal Monitoring Course

This course is taught onsite at Sibley several times per year. The course is free to Sibley nurses and is available to non-employees for $200. Learn more and register for upcoming courses.

CE Direct

Sibley nurses have access to an extensive continuing nursing education content library that provides courses on current hot topics as well as state-required CE modules. All nursing content is ANCC accredited.

Johns Hopkins Online Resources

Using single sign on access, Sibley nurses have access to hundreds of Johns Hopkins web applications, including the prestigious collections at the Welch Library and hundreds educational offerings on many, many topics . As a Sibley nurse, the  web portal enables you to access all of the classes, e-learning courses, books, and videos available to the entire Hopkins medical and university communities. 

Professional Advancement Clinical Excellence program (PACE)

Sibley’s career advancement model is based on a high level of commitment to clinical practice, leadership, service to the organization and performance improvement activities. This four-step ladder recognizes and rewards professional nursing excellence.

Additional educational programs include:

  • Generous tuition reimbursement program
  • To support for nursing specialty certification, Sibley participates in the ANCC Success Pays program
  • Comprehensive programs developed by Sibley educators
  • Access to Johns Hopkins Welch Library online library resources, including the Joanna Briggs Institute database for evidence-based nursing practice and thousands of full-text nursing journals

By investing in our nurses, we’re investing in a future of continuing excellence and achievement.

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