If Your Heart Is In Healthcare…We Get You.
Baton Rouge General is one of the top hospitals in the country for patient
care. We can attribute that directly to our nurses and staff and their
passion for taking care of people. It’s something we take seriously
and are very proud of. We have been rated an “A” for patient
safety and quality for five consecutive years and are in the Top 2% of
Hospitals Nationwide for Overall Medical Care. These recognitions and
accomplishments show our commitment for delivering the highest quality
care to our community.
To learn more about the quality of our organization,
Call our Nurse Recruiter at
(225) 381-6464. She is available now to help match you with the right position, answer
any questions you may have and walk you through the nursing application process.
Baton Rouge General is committed to providing our nurses with resources
needed to make the most of their careers! We have several programs and
courses to help you grow. Join our team today and learn how you can take
your nursing career to the next level.
Development Opportunities for Nurses
Clinical Ladder Program
This program is designed to promote professional growth and development
of the registered nurse. The Clinical Ladder Program identifies characteristics
of full time and part time bedside registered nurses and categorizes them
in accordance with 4 clinical levels of professional practice:
- Education and Experience Level
- Clinical Practice Level
- Achievement of Clinical Ladder Points
After one year of service, the registered nurse may choose to take a Core
Course designed specifically to their area of work to advance their knowledge.
Currently, Core Courses are offered in the following areas:
- Core Course for Hips & Knees (Orthopedics)
- Core Course for Oncology
- Core Course for Cardiovascular Nursing (Telemetry)
Senior nursing students meeting qualifications are paired with a RN Preceptor
for a 6 week internship to develop relationships with the care tam and
work closely to assist the RN. Once the internship is completed, the nurse
intern works one shift a month to gain additional experience until graduation.
Upon licensure, the nurse intern transitions to the role of RN in a familiar
Graduate RNs will participate in a residency program throughout their first
year of employment to assist in transitioning from student into professional
nursing practice. This program is designed to support graduate RNs as
they gain and develop confidence and skills.
Charge Nurse Workshops
Upon unit manager recommendation, nurses attend a workshop on the skills
required to act as team leader in the role of charge nurse. Various topics
are explored to allow the nurse to assume responsibilities in this role.
Upon unit manager recommendation, bedside nurses attend a workshop to learn
the role of preceptor for new hires. Preceptors are important role models
for the new hire and available for one-on-one education and training and
to provide hands on experience.
A basic EKG course is offered to nurses working in areas with EKG monitoring.
This course introduces EKG interpretation including all basic EKG rhythms
AHA Courses (CPR, ACLS, PALS) and NRP
Based on the nursing role, nurses may be required to maintain certification
in CPR, ACLS, PALS and/or NRP. Initial and re-certification courses are
offered to staff throughout the year.