Penn Medicine Careers
From CNA to BSN While Working Full Time
When Keith Pearson received his CNA (clinical nursing assistant) certification 12 years ago, he knew it was only the initial stepping stone on his path as a clinician. “I wanted to be a nurse for a long time, ” he said. “My initial passion comes from my grandmother being in and out of the hospital when I was young and seeing the great care she received.” Keith was willing to work hard to turn his dream into reality, but, with only a high school diploma, he wasn’t sure where he needed to begin. While working as a CNA for over 10 years at Pennsylvania Hospital, Keith discovered the degree programs available through Penn Medicine Academy. He took nursing school pre-requisite courses on-site through Community College of Philadelphia. After fulfilling his required classes, he applied at LaSalle University School of Nursing and recently graduated with a bachelor’s degree. As a new hire on the Inpatient Psych Unit at Pennsylvania Hospital, Keith is excited to finally be able to pursue his goals and make his family proud. “My grandmother always told me I had a way of making people feel good on their worst days, so I'm trying to bring that into my new role as a nurse.”
On-site Programs Help You Succeed
On-site college courses help employees achieve their personal and professional goals by making it easier to return to school. This was certainly the case for Bridget St. John, Administrative Coordinator in CPUP Administration. Working towards her bachelor’s degree in Health Care Management in Immaculata University’s on-site program, she said that the program’s flexibility was a huge incentive for going back to school. “Taking classes on-site certainly makes getting my degree much more accessible for me. The starting time of 6 pm allows me enough time so that I don’t feel rushed and gets me home at a reasonable hour.”
Since her enrollment in the program, Bridget has taken on more responsibility to support CPUP operations. “The most rewarding part has been taking what I’m learning in class and applying that to my current role, not just for what I may be doing in the future, ” she said. At the completion of her program, Bridget is planning to further her education and may take some courses in Information Systems.
New Advanced Critical Care Fellowship
Another on-site opportunity is the newly created Advanced Practice Critical Care Fellowship Program. This 10-month fellowship is designed to build an internal pipeline of Advanced Practitioners (AP) -including both Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants - to meet the growing demand of critical care APs for the trauma transition to PPMC. “It takes six months to a year for new graduates from an NP program to be competent in this role. With this program, we will have staff who can hit the ground running, ” said Tara Collins, MSN, ACNP, of the Surgical Critical Care Service. This comprehensive critical care fellowship has tracks and rotations in Trauma/Surgical Critical Care, NeuroCritical Care and Heart and Vascular ICU. Participants also take courses at the University of Pennsylvania. “This fellowship has allowed me to continue my professional development from nurse to nurse practitioner within the same supportive academic health system, ” said Karen Donahue, CRNP
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