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Nursing certification is a crucial measure of clinical excellence. Studies confirm its link to improved patient care and patient-care outcomes. Certification is also a leading component in achieving Magnet® accreditation, which is governed by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Morristown Medical Center has acquired Magnet® status five consecutive times. Since specialized nursing education is weighed heavily in gaining Magnet® status, ongoing training is a top priority. Our nursing coordinator in the Certification Program helps nurses obtain and maintain certification, which has increased to 48 percent since this funding priority began. Our goal is to reach 100 percent certification for the 1,800 nursing team members at Morristown Medical Center.
The Need: $39,000
The ability to bounce back from challenges is a trait that fosters success. For our nurses, building resiliency helps them to deliver compassionate, patient-centered care every day. Our Resiliency Program teaches mindfulness, self-care and vital communication skills to refresh a nurse’s ability to care for others. Targeted activities that build resiliency, led by nurses for nurses, include yoga, Jin Shin Jyutsu, gratitude boards, intentional recognition of individual strengths, structured debriefing after traumatic encounters with patients and ongoing support groups to help sustain long-term emotional and mental health. Additional offsite activities such as painting and glass making, help nurses to further relax and strengthen bonds with colleagues.
The Need: $50,000
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Nursing Residency Program
Morristown Medical Center’s nurses – 1,800 strong – are ranked among the best in the nation. They’ve achieved the coveted Magnet Designation, which recognizes exemplary nursing practice, five consecutive times, making it one only 20 hospitals in the U.S, (< 1% worldwide) to achieve this distinction. To lay the groundwork for a sixth Magnet award in 2023, Morristown Medical Center aims to enhance the Graduate Nurse Residency Program (NRP) for nursing school graduates who are transitioning to full-time employment. The goal is to enroll 80 new nursing school graduates into the NRP this year.
The Need: $1.43 million
Innovation is a critical component in improving patient experiences. Fostering creativity in our nurses can spur innovative ideas that lead to the invention of new medical devices and the streamlining of medical procedures. The American Nursing Credentialing Center’s Magnet® Designation process weighs heavily in favor of innovative breakthroughs during its review of Magnet® hospitals. Morristown Medical Center has attained Magnet® status five consecutive times. To better harness the creative potential of our nurses, the innovation education curriculum will help to build ideation skills, cultivate brainstorming and explore innovative ways to improve patient outcomes.
The Need: $15,000
Illuminating Innovation Series
The Illuminating Innovation is a series of interactive discussions for professionals at Morristown Medical Center that is designed to embrace the creative process. Guest speakers will lecture on various topics related to innovation and teach participants how to think creatively and embrace the process of ideation.
The Need: $10,150
If you have any questions, or if you would like to support a funding need for Nursing, please contact Gerri Kling, foundation officer, at 973-593-2414.