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A MAGNET RECOGNIZED, TOP-RATED HEALTH SYSTEM
The American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program is the gold standard for recognizing organizations that achieve excellence in quality care outcomes. Less than 8 percent of all hospitals have achieved Magnet designation. The health system designation demonstrates our commitment to achieving clinical excellence through interdisciplinary collaboration, excellence in nursing practice, a supportive work environment, a culture of safety and to recruiting and retaining top nursing talent. Duke University Health System is one of only 16 health systems in the United States to have achieved Magnet status, and one of only three in North Carolina.
At Duke Nursing, our goal is to provide Opportunities for a Lifetime for today's top nursing and health care professionals. Beyond attracting high-quality talent, we also strive to create professional environments that motivate our employees to learn, to grow in their careers, and to achieve their greatest potential.
DUKE NURSING BENEFITS
NURSE LOAN FORGIVENESS PROGRAM
All new graduate nurses enter the clinical ladder at a Level I, and are required to advance to a Level II within 18 months of employment in the health system. Levels III and IV are voluntary achievement levels that require additional education, leadership management, increasing administrative responsibilities, and specific nursing years of service. Increases in compensation reflect upward progression on the clinical ladder.
REGISTERED NURSE TUITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (RNTAP)
The Registered Nurse Tuition Assistance Program (RNTAP) provides funding in conjunction with the Duke Employee Tuition Assistance Program. For eligible registered nurses, RNTAP contributes up to 90% of tuition for study toward a Master's degree, post-Master's degree certificate, and Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) at the Duke University School of Nursing.
For students permanent address will be used for purpose of determining eligibility for relocation Grant. Nurses working
Relocation financial assistance is subject to federal and state tax.
HEALTH SYSTEM BENEFITS & COMPENSATION
Our comprehensive benefits package includes:
Life as a Duke nurse is an exciting one. From gathering triage information for a patient en route to a hospital Emergency Department, to checking in on a long-time primary care patient at a clinic, we all share the same commitment to caring for our patients, their loved ones, and each other.
PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE MODEL
Duke Nursing Clinical Practice is composed of the entity practice councils, specialty councils, such as Oncology, Pediatrics, Critical Care Standards, and Vascular Access Council, to name a few, as well as Research and Evidence Based Practice.
Duke University Health System is committed to maintaining its standing as a world-class academic and health care system. Duke is on a trajectory to meet industry and marketplace expectations that 80 percent of its nurses will have attained at least a baccalaureate nursing degree by the year 2020. This goal is in alignment with recommendations originally made by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Institute of Medicine in the October 2010 landmark report “The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health.”
The majority of all Duke University Health System nurses hold a baccalaureate, or higher, nursing degree. Newly hired nursing candidates who do not currently have such a degree are required to provide evidence of enrollment in a baccalaureate program within two years of employment, and to achieve completion of the degree program within five years of the start of their employment.
DIVERSITY @ DUKE
Duke Nursing supports a positive environment that actively promotes equality of opportunity and freedom from discrimination on the basis of age, cultural background, class, disability, ethnicity, gender, religion, or sexual orientation – in both education and employment. We are committed to removing conditions that place staff at a disadvantage, and work to actively combat discrimination.
A CULTURE OF SAFETY
Duke MOVES is a best practice aligned with new ANA-SPHM guidelines. All Duke clinical areas have a champion who collaborates with the manager to provide equipment or devices, key SPHM principle training and ensures Duke MOVES is active. Quarterly champion meetings provide development experiences and an opportunity to participate in system-wide decision-making.
Available lift equipment and transfer devices at DUHS include: Steady, Encore/SARA Plus, Opera/Maxi Move, Maxi Sky, Care Lift, HoverMatt, Hover Jack, and Blue Plastic Liners.
In the last 2 years patient related injuries have reduced by 43%-55% across all three hospitals. To learn more about Duke Moves MOVES, please click here.
The Duke Patient Safety Center works to develop and support quality and safety related roles, committees, training, tools, research, strategies, data and other resources through our interdisciplinary team. We strive to balance the clinical, administrative, psychological, spiritual, and service needs of our organization, our frontline workers and the patients that we serve.
Before we care about quality, we have to care about our work, and before we can care about our work, we have to take better care of ourselves. Where are the role models for resilience and self-care? The growing consensus in the peer reviewed literature is that burnout levels in healthcare workers are reaching the breaking point. Against the backdrop of healthcare reform and economic uncertainty, our resilience is even further compromised. But for many individuals and work units, there needs to be a focus on the caregivers, and their needs, to build resilience and bounce back from burnout, before providing the training and the tools to improve quality in a sustainable way.
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CARING FOR OUR PATIENTS, THEIR LOVED ONES, AND EACH OTHER
Duke Nurses are transforming the future of patient care. Guided by our mission, vision and values, we are committed to excellence. We are leaders, innovators, and educators. We are passionate about what we do.
Duke University Health System Nursing is committed to quality care of our patients, their family members, and the community through excellence in leadership, practice, innovation, and education.
We will be leaders in:
NURSING CORE VALUES
Our core value is “Caring for Our Patients, Their Loved Ones, and Each Other.” We achieve this through:
PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE MODEL
We derive our beliefs and values from our Professional Practice Model – a description of the beliefs and values used to consistently demonstrate professional practice within an organization. Through this model, we deliver care to achieve excellent outcomes that are consistent with the nursing values and expectations grounded in caring practices:
Duke Nurses role model high ethical standards through interpersonal and interprofessional relationships that fulfill commitments and cultivate an environment of inclusion and diversity.
Duke Nurses create a dynamic environment through compassionate, expert, and specialized care to achieve optimal outcomes.
Duke Nurses innovate practice and disseminate knowledge to address the needs of today and tomorrow.
Duke Nurses collaborate through skilled communication to enhance interprofessional teams to achieve common goals, share resources and achieve patient-family centered care across all roles and settings.