Nursing at SNHH is guided by a unique professional practice model which reflects the components of the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet® standards. Nurses are encouraged to practice autonomously within a collaborative health care system which is designed to provide the highest quality of evidenced based patient and family centered care.
We pride ourselves on the high nursing satisfaction scores and the low vacancy and turnover rates of our nursing staff. Much of the success is attributable to a robust shared governance environment, a comprehensive professional development program and a widespread culture of reward and recognition.
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Nurses at SNHH, are empowered to make the decisions at the bedside necessary to promote patient comfort, enhance safety, and improve the environment of care delivery.
Nurses at The Medical Center are essential contributors to empirical quality outcomes. Staff perceptions about safety and quality are measured using validated national surveys like the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Patient Safety Survey and the National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators (NDNQI) Environment of Care Survey. Internal audits and processes as well as external benchmarks are used to measure a majority of nurse-sensitive quality measures.
Nursing shared governance at SNHH provides an opportunity for nurses to participate in decision making with regard to nursing practice. The shared governance structure provides a venue for direct care nurses to provide input, offer recommendations and stimulate discussion of patient care and work environment issues or improvements.
Nurse Recognition Strategies
SNHH nurses continue to make an impact on the quality of care, nurse education and best practices. Recognition is a component of the Professional Practice Model, and we include strategies such as Nurse’s Day Celebration, Nurse of the Year Award, Nominations for Regional and National Awards and more.
Work with some of the best nurses in the country
The Magnet Recognition Program® was developed by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to recognize health care organizations that provide nursing excellence. The program also provides a vehicle for disseminating successful nursing practices and strategies.
Southern New Hampshire Medical Center has been designated as a Magnet hospital since 2006. Only 386 hospitals world-wide have earned this prestigious status.
Committed to Developing Our Nurses’ Careers
SNHH recognizes that professional development is essential to maintaining a highly educated and skilled workforce. Professional development programs provide nurses with clinical knowledge and advanced critical thinking and leadership skills. Formal nursing education and professional certification is supported and encouraged in an effort to expand current nursing knowledge that significantly improves patient outcomes and contributes to nurse satisfaction.
- Transition to Practice Program (new graduate nurses)
- Unit based Orientation
- Clinical Simulation Experiential Learning Laboratory
- Leadership Development Programs
- Critical Care Orientation
- Web –based learning modules
- Traditional Classroom programs
- Assistance for Research and Publishing
- BLS, ACLS, PALS, etc.
A few more reasons to grow your career at Southern New Hampshire Health:
- Competitive Salary and Benefits Packages
- Magnet® Designation
- Tuition Reimbursement
- Low Nurse to Patient Ratio
- High Patient Satisfaction with Nursing Staff
- Wide Variety of Key Service Lines
- Designated Career Paths for Professional Growth
- Excellent Quality of Life in beautiful New Hampshire
- A Real Opportunity to Make a Real Difference