Nursing

Nurses at the Greenville Health System (GHS) are dedicated and committed to excellence in patient care.  Nurses touch the lives of neonates, children, adults, elders and families in a holistic manner in all services across our continuum of care.  Our philosophy of nursing is based upon patient and family centered care. 
 
The Nursing vision—Transform healthcare by our Commitment to Excellence through Leadership, Knowledge, Caring and Innovation—supports us to pursue excellence in all aspects of nursing practice.
 
Through our professional practice model of shared decision making - our Professional Practice Councils (PPC) are integral to our healthy work environment.  Our nurses have a voice and are encouraged to engage in decision making and standard setting for their practice.  Our nurses are a valuable and integral part of our healthcare team.  With this website, we honor the work and dedication of all our nurses.

GHS Nursing Achievement Report

Greenville Health System publishes an annual nursing report to highlight nursing achievements during the fiscal year. To view the reports, click the link below.  

2012 Nursing Achievement Report

Previous Reports

2010 Nursing Achievement Report
2009 Nursing Achievement Report 

GHS Nursing Employment

Greenville Health System offers a number of options for employment opportunities for nurses.  Many staff join our team as full-time or part-time employees committed to specific job roles in a designated department.  Others join the team within a variety of departments as a PRN, a Supplemental Support Team (float) role, or other flexible options.  Regardless of their role, nurses at GHS play an invaluable role in the care of our patients and operation of our academic medical center. Job opportunities are posted under ‘careers’ on the main website page and applications are accepted online or Click here to search and apply for current nursing opportunities.

Care Advancement for RN Excellence (CARE) - Clinical Ladder

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CARE is our clinical ladder program that has been in place since 2005.  The goal of the program is to support professional growth and development and to recognize and reward clinical excellence of nurses at the bedside. CARE also enhances employee satisfaction, and supports retention. Any full- or part-time staff registered nurses working in the following practice settings are eligible to participate: acute inpatient, outpatient, supplemental staffing, home health, subacute and long term care.

Participation in the program is self directed and is voluntary.  CARE is a dynamic program that is reviewed and updated at routine intervals.  The peer panel committee reviews suggestions to strengthen the program and to improve outcomes for patients, families and the nursing environment.

Annual Nursing Research Symposium

The GHS Nursing Research Committee in collaboration with Upstate AHEC, Sigma Theta Tau, and others, sponsor an annual Nursing Research Conference. The agenda includes guest speakers, research presentations, updates on clinical inquiry, resources for evidence based practice projects and networking with peers.

Continuing Education

The GHS Department of Learning and Development supports multiple educational programs for orientation and ongoing staff development or a bi-yearly needs assessment is conducted to determine staff needs and preferences for continuing education.  

GHS is a Consortium member of the Upstate Area Educational Consortium (AHEC).  AHEC classes offer an opportunity for enhancing continuing education, professional competencies and maintaining licensure.  GHS pays an annual fee providing staff an opportunity to register for any of the educational programs, tuition free or at a greatly reduced rates.

Annually, Upstate AHEC provides more than 250 continuing education programs delivered throughout its eleven county service area and designed to meet the education and training needs of the region's health care workforce. AHEC programs assist health practitioners in expanding their knowledge, increasing their competency and in maintaining professional licensure and certification. Additional opportunities for continuing education are offered at GHS throughout the year.

Simulation Center

The opportunity to perform skills in a simulated experience brings forth new and innovative methods for teaching and retention of learning. Greenville Health System partnered with Greenville Technical College to form the Greenville Healthcare Simulation Center. The center was supported by a grant from the Duke Endowment. The center opened as part of the Healthcare South Carolina Collaborative’s statewide project. This center is on-site of the Greenville Memorial Campus and currently occupies 7,500 square feet with a full time staff and a full time registered nurse simulation specialist.  Nurses and other healthcare providers have opportunities to develop a multitude of skills using a large variety of computerized human patient simulators and task oriented simulators.  The range of high fidelity simulators allow for simulated experiences for situations involving adults, children, infants, as well as during birth, and a multitude of focused skills. Simulations can be recorded to allow for debriefing with the student learner. Multiple courses and skill training sessions are available and more being created every day to enhance competencies and safety.  

Computer Based Learning

GHS offers many educational opportunities via computer-based training to all employees. This platform provides employees with a means of completing assigned annual and update training and testing, as well as many other online continuing educational opportunities within Health Stream ™.