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  • Good morning. My name is Patricia Thomas and I am the Director of Patient Care Services at Halifax Regional Health System. In addition, I serve on the Board of Trustees for the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center and in that capacity I am pleased to be here this morning to speak with you about the impact The Center of Nursing Excellence has on education, employment and economic development in this Region.
  • The Center of Nursing Excellence delivers nursing education through certificate and degree-conferring programs with our academic partners. In addition, it provides continuing education facilities and curriculum to individual health care organizations. UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE PARTNERSHIPS Old Dominion University Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN) Master of Science in Nursing with concentrations in Nurse Education, Nurse Administrator, and Nurse Practitioner Doctorate on Nursing Practice Southside Virginia Community College Associate in Applied Science in Nursing Practical Nursing Certificate Danville Community College Nurse Aid Certificate Each of these programs is hosted in our facility <describe the benefits of these programs> - CONTINUING NURSE EDUCATION The Center of Nursing Excellence designs, develops and delivers custom curriculum to address training needs for individual healthcare employers. From needs assessment and skill testing through implementation, the Center of Nursing Excellence helps individual employers invest in and maximize the potential of heir human capital The benefits to the employer are many and include: Improved patient care and productivity No down time on the floor as employees are trained off-site in a state of the art facility that closely mirrors the same technology and equipment used in the employer’s facilities. The quality of a region’s health care facilities, the access to patient care and the level of demonstrated skill by health care practitioners are all factors considered state of the art health care facilities are more attractive to employers when . Continuing Nurse Education
  • Center of nursing excellence

    1. 1. a forum on education, employment, and economic development
    2. 2. the center of nursing excellence <ul><li>Patricia Thomas, Director Patient Care Services </li></ul><ul><li>Halifax Regional Health System </li></ul>
    3. 3. “ The health care industry has added 613,000 jobs since the recession began in December 2007.” U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics The Employment Situation - November 2009
    4. 4. “ Nursing aides, orderlies and attendants, and home health aides are among the occupations adding the most new jobs in this industry between 2008 and 2018, about 592,200 combined.” U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Career Guide to Industries 2010-2011
    5. 5. BASIC SKILLS LAB CLASSROOM HOME HEALTH LAB BIRTH & NEWBORN SIMULATION DEBRIEFING AREA VIRTUAL IV ADVANCED SKILLS LAB
    6. 6. <ul><li>OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY </li></ul><ul><li>Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN - BSN) </li></ul><ul><li>Masters of Science in Nursing </li></ul><ul><li>Nurse Educator </li></ul><ul><li>Nurse Administrator </li></ul><ul><li>Nurse Practitioner </li></ul><ul><li>Doctorate of Nursing Practice </li></ul><ul><li>SOUTHSIDE VIRGINIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE </li></ul><ul><li>Associate of Applied Science in Nursing </li></ul><ul><li>Practical Nursing Certificate </li></ul><ul><li>DANVILLE COMMUNITY COLLEGE </li></ul><ul><li>Nurse Aid Certificate </li></ul><ul><li>CUSTOM CURRICULUM </li></ul><ul><li>Designed to meet the employer’s needs </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment  Implementation </li></ul><ul><li>Delivered in state of the art facility </li></ul>
    7. 7. SVHEC Educational Partner CNE Enrollment/Participation as of Sept. 2010 Danville Community College (DCC) Nurse Aide Students 113 Halifax Regional Health System (HRHS) 141 Mecklenburg School Nurse Competency Training: 10 Old Dominion University (ODU) Family Nurse Practitioner Students: 2 Southside Virginia Community College (SVCC) Associate Degree Nursing Students (RN) 127 SVCC Practical Nursing Students (PN) 77 Total CNE student enrollment since Fall 2008 470

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