Temple University Health System (TUHS) welcomed staff and guests to the August/September 2016 cohort graduation marking completion of the first year of work at TUH for nurse residents. Lois Scipione, Nurse Residency Specialist, welcomed everyone and Betty Craig, VP and Chief Nursing Officer, provided the keynote and she sent the message about the importance of growing as a Nurse through your experiences.
Two nurses from this cohort were participants in the Delaware Valley Healthcare Training & Employment Project (DVHTE), a multi-million dollar federal grant project sponsored by the District 1199C Training & Upgrading Fund and its Greater Philadelphia Healthcare Partnership. We congratulate all the graduates of the August/September 2016 Cohort, including DVHTE participants Danielle Matheny BSN, RN and Rachel Bassett BSN, RN.
The Temple Nurse Residency program is a yearlong program providing classroom seminars and on-the-job instruction while participants work as first year RNs. The DVHTE program is a perfect partner, as its mission is to provide six months of On-the-Job Training (OJT) wage reimbursement. Wage reimbursements to TUHS provide valuable resources for the Nurse Residency program, and the grant provides additional perks to the participants including an advanced education stipend for programs not paid by Temple. In addition, the grant has provided Temple with national recognition US the US Department of Labor. We are most pleased to have Temple Health as our partner on this project, as well as dozens of other healthcare employers throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania, Northern Delaware, and Southern New Jersey.