Simulation lab training using computerized mannequins to mimic real-life medical emergencies is part of the Nurse Residency Program, which prepares nurses to care for children in the home.
BAYADA Pediatrics, a specialty of BAYADA Home Health Care, is seeking candidates to apply for their post-graduate Pediatric Nurse Residency Program. This full-time, 12-week training program is designed to prepare recent nurse graduates for their transition into a professional nursing role in pediatric home care. The program is followed by a nine-month residency period as a pediatric field nurse.
“The BAYADA Pediatric Nurse Residency Program will give new graduates a more comprehensive background for home health care in 12 weeks than they will get for a year anywhere else,” said BAYADA Director of Pediatric Clinical Operations Kathy Pfeiffer, RN, BSN. Apply Here>>
According to Pfeiffer, the program uses a hands-on approach to immerse the residents in all aspects of caring for children with complex medical needs in the home environment. The core curriculum focuses on psychosocial issues and family-centered care, childhood growth and development, medication administration, review of complex, multi-symptom cases and syndromes, documentation, child abuse, and physician communication.
The program also features simulation lab training, which uses state-of-the art computer software and realistic mannequins that mimic real-life medical emergencies, giving residents the chance to learn, practice, and enhance their skills in a lab setting.
“We look for the best and the brightest nurse graduates for admission to the residency program,” said BAYADA Simulation Lab Director Heather Kuzara."
Applicants must be recent RN nursing school graduates from an accredited institution, have successful completion of their nursing boards, and demonstrated success in a nursing school curriculum with a GPA of 3.0 of higher.
Once the nurse residents have successfully completed the program, they will be matched with a patient so that they can begin their career as a pediatric nurse. Flexible shift scheduling is available, including nights and weekends.
“My training through the residency program has prepared me to succeed,” said Devin Jeffers, RN, a recent graduate of the Pediatric Nurse Residency Program. “I have learned how to effectively communicate with clients and families and to be independent and confident in my abilities as a nurse.”