Nursing Education for New Hires
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center offers education programs to assist new RN graduates
and new hires with integration into the complexities of our patients’
The following programs are offered:
The Burn Academy provides comprehensive content, practice
and competencies necessary to care for pediatric and adult burn patients,
incorporating the requirements for our American Burn Association Verified Burn
Comprehensive Surgical Academy
The Comprehensive Surgical Academy provides content,
practice and skill-building necessary to care for our trauma, emergency
surgery, basic burn and orthopaedic populations. This academy incorporates the
requirements for our Level I Trauma and Joint Commission Disease-Specific Total
Joint Replacement designations.
The ED Academy
is designed to train and mentor new RN graduates who desire to work in an
emergency department setting. Orientation consists of six months of training
and time on the unit. Individuals accepted into the academy will sign a
two-year work commitment to work at Wake Forest Baptist Health ED, ACLS, PALS,
ABLS, TNCC AND ENPC certifications are provided during the training program.
Journeys: Navigations for Newly Licensed
Nurses is designed to
provide support to the new RN graduate nurse during the first year of
employment. The goal of the program is to “bridge the gap" between
education and practice by supporting new nurses as they transition into their
new professional role.
The Neuroscience Academy provides comprehensive
instruction on the care needs of our neuroscience populations - both
neurosurgical and neurological. This academy incorporates the
requirements of our Joint Commission Comprehensive Stroke Center designation,
as well as the care required for neurologically compromised populations.
The Oncology Academy provides comprehensive instruction
on the care needs of the various oncology patient populations. It incorporates
standards, recommended practices and guidelines from the Oncology Nursing
Society (ONS). The program consists of didactic and interactive experiences,
and provides an introduction into the ever-evolving realm of oncology.
OR Training Program
Operating Room Training Program is based on AORN standards, recommended
practices and guidelines. AORN is the national Association of periOperative
Registered Nurses. The program consists of didactic and clinical experiences.
Through engaging content, nurses learn not just what to do, but how to do it
and why. Upon completion of the program, the RN serves in both the circulator
and scrub roles.