The Deep River and District Hospital (DRDH) is excited to share that a new program has been successfully launched this fall to support members of our nursing team in expanding their knowledge and skills to care for our community.
Through the new Clinical Scholar Program, recently introduced by the Ministry of Health, nurses with specialized skills and extensive experience have been welcomed to DRDH in order to support our nursing team in their learning, growth, and development.
DRDH is thrilled to have been able to recruit experienced nurses back into the profession following retirements through this program. The Clinical Scholars will share their wealth of clinical experience to transition their nursing knowledge and build the capacity of our nursing team here at DRDH.
The Clinical Scholar Program helps to retain experienced nurses by providing them with an opportunity to share their valuable expertise and knowledge. In addition, the program also helps to retain newer nurses by providing them with the dedicated support and clinical leadership they need to transition into the health care workforce or confidently upgrade their skills.
“We recognize the critical role that experienced nurses play in our health system,” said Allison Lepack, DRDH’s Vice President of Clinical Services and Chief Nursing Executive. “We are so pleased that the launch of this program allows nurses at DRDH to receive guidance on evidence based best practice from the Clinical Scholars, and supports them in providing excellent care for our community today, and into the future.”
Two Clinical Scholars have been welcomed to support the nursing team at DRDH. Pictured here are Clinical Scholars James Elliott, RN, and Kelly Annis, RN, along with DRDH nursing team members Brandy Bruce, RPN, and Selena Proulx, RPN.