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Professional Development and Nursing Resources

Riverside Empowers Your Nursing Career

Whether you are a new graduate just starting a nursing career or if you have a depth of experience, you will find a great place to practice nursing with an entire team supporting you along the way. For new graduates, we are committed to creating a positive practice environment that empowers and engages our nursing staff, including:

  • Dedication to nurse satisfaction and engagement
  • Recruiting and retaining the very best  
  • Cultivating interprofessional leadership that provide mentorship and professional development
  • Championing high-quality nursing practice
  • Succession planning to provide internal growth opportunities

Entire Team Dedicated to Nursing Education and Professional Development

The Riverside Health System Nursing Education team provides continuing nursing education and professional development opportunities. Nurses may participate in a Clinical Professional Practice Education Forum that meets monthly to collaborate and share expertise across the health system.

Nurses Find a Varied Path of Leadership at Riverside

One example of a varied path of nursing leadership at Riverside Health System is within our Supply Chain Management. With a nurse in charge of value analysis, products and services that touch our patients are sourced through a critical patient-first perspective. By integrating value analysis and nursing, patients benefit from the standardization of quality product sourcing with a clinical focus on improving patient outcomes. This is the kind of unique professional development opportunity that Riverside provides for our nurses - because we value nursing's bedside clinical knowledge.

Comprehensive Educational Opportunities at Riverside College of Health Careers

The Riverside College of Health Careers provides exemplary educational opportunities, offering accredited and approved degrees up to the baccalaureate level, including:

  • Professional Nursing
  • RN to BSN
  • Practical Nursing
  • Radiologic Technology
  • Surgical Technology
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Nurse Aide

Faculty provide clinical expertise, always focusing on the Riverside Care Difference, training the next generation of clinical specialists to support the communities we serve. In addition, Riverside offers educational incentives to expand knowledge through bonuses, compensation increases and tuition reimbursement for advanced degrees and specialty certifications.

Nurse-led Initiatives and Innovations in Healthcare

The Riverside Clinical Professional Practice Council provides a platform for nurse-led quality initiatives that evaluate and recommend best practice clinical standards of care. This collaborative approach crosses all system operations from emergency services to birthing and family health services to surgical services.

As a system that promotes quality efforts through innovation, Riverside Health System integrates innovation in clinical practice. Virtual reality goggles to support cancer patients who may be experiencing long hours in treatment are just one example of how we put new technology into practice. Additionally, our teams continue to investigate opportunities to improve patient support services. Our cancer services team is researching applications that would allow patients to participate in real-time virtual support groups.

Many of these initiatives and innovations in healthcare result from nurse-led collaborations that drive patient care from the bedside and beyond. Nurses at Riverside benefit from a range of professional development and nursing resources, including:

  • Nursing Symposiums
  • Nursing Events
  • Online Events
  • Ladies Leadership Meetings
  • Nursing Resources

Working Here

Riverside nurses are carefully selected for their empathy, ethics and clinical skills. Each is committed to our mission of caring for others as we would care for those we love.

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  • Working at Riverside
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Riverside's Continued Commitment to Nursing

Nurses that choose Riverside Health System for their nursing career can count on our health system to continue the legacy of clinical excellence and a mission-based commitment to help heal, alleviate suffering, educate, support and work together for the greater good. Learn more about working at Riverside.

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Nurses at Riverside have nearly unlimited opportunities to grow professionally. If you value diversity, teamwork and respect — and caring is at the heart of your nursing practice — please consider joining our team.