At Vidant Medical Center, you’ll find a real commitment to patient care and the technology needed to make starting your nursing career a little easier. But beyond that, our family-like environment is designed to help you sustain and improve your nursing skills. We’re also an interdisciplinary hospital, so you’ll work alongside students, residents, nurses and seasoned professionals from many different specialties. And, you’ll have a chance to learn every step of the way. That’s why we support defined career paths and have an established clinical ladder.
Your First Steps Are Most Important.
At Vidant Medical Center, you’ll get support before you begin your nursing duties. For starters, you’ll get a thorough orientation to your unit. Your orientation will balance classroom instruction with clinical experience. The goal is to enhance your critical thinking and interpersonal and technical skill under the personal guidance of a clinical coach. Because we use the Performance Based Development System for assessments, we can identify your individual needs and tailor an orientation to maximize your training and development opportunities. Our on-boarding program for new graduates prepares you to function independently as a safe and competent nurse. In addition to the classroom and clinical experiences, we provide social support through the Go for the Gold program.
Vidant Medical Center values communication and the sharing of information in an open and timely manner. These are just a few areas where nurses share information:
- Regular staff meetings
- Departmental communication books and notices
- Shift meetings
- One-to-one meetings with managers
- Committee memberships
- Nursing councils