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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’ care needs. 

The following programs are offered:

Burn Academy

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 Center. 

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. 

ED Academy

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 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. 

Neuroscience Academy

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. 

Oncology Academy

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

The 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. 

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Phone 336-716-4717
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Phone 336-716-3339
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Phone 336-716-3367


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Last Updated: 09-12-2016
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