CAREERS & PROGRAMS
Cookeville Regional Medical Center provides many opportunities for individual and professional development. Below are examples of items accessible to all nursing staff.
Not only do nurses give back via support and friendship, but they provide guidance and a professional resource to newly licensed/graduate nurse residents.
Mentors are trusted counselors, advisors, guides, listeners and encouragers. This program pairs staff with one year or greater experience with new graduate residents to assist them through their first year of nursing practice.
Mentors are selected from areas outside of the graduate resident’s home department.
This program is voluntary and relies on staff participation for success. Mentors also are given point credit via our Clinical Incentive Program (CLIP) for participation.
Many positions at Cookeville Regional Medical Center require staff to be certified in specific skills. If your position requires an American Heart Association (AHA) certification such as Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), and/or Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP), these are provided at no cost and as paid education time.
Additional specialty training is provided to many other departments, such as:
Specialty certifications are encouraged and reimbursed with an increase in compensation upon certification. Credit is also given within the CLIP program after initial year of certification.
Critical care staff are enrolled in the Cookeville Regional Medical Center Nursing Critical Care Course around their second year of employment. This educational offering consists of approximately 80 hours of the Essentials of Critical Care Orientation (ECCO) modules in our eLearning system and 25 hours of critical thinking and case study discussions of a six month time frame.
The course is offered in the spring (January-June) and fall (July-December) each year.
Reimbursement for curriculum affiliated with healthcare may be applied for up to $5,000 with a signed agreement.
Cookeville Regional’s nursing program has partnered with Tennessee Technological University’s Whitson-Hester School of Nursing faculty to provide guidance in nursing research outside of academics.
Our staff has also published or presented on the below subjects: