Career Growth

armc nursing 2017 mainland 061AtlantiCare offers a wide variety of opportunities for nurse employees and possibilities for career advancement. We have opportunities for new graduates, mid-career nurses and for advancement. Benefits, career growth, and a great work environment based on Jean Watson’s human caring theory and a thriving Magnet culture contribute to excellent staff engagement and employment longevity.

For more information about career opportunities, select from the links below:

• Getting Settled-in at AtlantiCare
• Continuous Learning
• Professional Development
• Professional Ladder Program
• Nurse Preceptors
• RN Residency Program
• Critical Care Residency/Bridge Program
• Martha B. Keates Fellowship Application

Getting Settled-In at AtlantiCare

As a new member of ARMC's nursing team, you will have the support of a team of professionals, including your nurse manager, area/department specific specialists, and a nurse preceptor who is a trusted advisor working alongside you to answer your questions and help you become acclimated. We believe that nurses are who are engaged, who experience professional satisfaction, who share in decision making, and who are happy in their work environment positively influence every aspect of healthcare delivery. AtlantiCare nurses love their work and our success reflects this.

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Continuous Learning

Both nurses and patients benefit when nurses continually build their knowledge and skills. AtlantiCare offers a variety of learning opportunities for nurses at all levels of their career. Continuous learning can be found through unit based programs, organizational offerings, web-based continuing education offerings, or attending seminars with internationally renowned speakers. We demonstrate our commitment to continuous learning every day.

AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the New Jersey State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission of Accreditation. During the last two years over 20,000 contact hours were provided to more than 3,600 nurses. Our diversified and knowledgeable staff enables us to offer an assortment of quality programs for our employees and the community. For Advanced Practice Nurses CME programs are available through the Department of Medical Education.

Collaborations with academic facilities both locally and throughout the tri-state area provide access to nursing experts along and afford opportunities for our nurses to educate the next generation. AtlantiCare has educational affiliations with many outstanding academic institutions. In 2015-2016, AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center provided clinical placements for more than 800 nursing students at various levels of academic progression. 

Professional Development

To assist our nurses with professional development and career advancement we offer the following benefits:

• A generous tuition reimbursement through our Workforce Investment Program.

• Continuing Education financial support programs

• Workshop, conference and specialty organization participation support

• Professional certification attainment program

• Nurse Externship opportunities

• Support for both internal and external dissemination of research, evidence-based practices and    performance-improvement initiatives. 

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Professional Ladder Program

This voluntary program offers four levels of achievement and rewards including financial stipends to recognize commitment to professional excellence. Categories aligned with the ANCC Magnet components form the template for each level. The ladder is designed to demonstrate commitment to professional development, care delivery competency, volunteerism, committee work, research and evidence-based practice, continuous lifelong learning, and knowledge sharing. “Ladder Buddies,” nurses who are experts in the ladder process are available in navigating the ladder journey. AtlantiCare believes in the educational advancement of nursing. 

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Nurse Preceptors

Nurses interested in being preceptors attend a formal educational program to prepare for this role. Preceptors believe in continuous learning, self-evaluation and professional development. To enhance their efforts, the Professional Practice and Development department offers rich and diverse offerings via classroom and online presentations. Preceptors participate in diverse educational sessions throughout the year to network and continuously enrich their knowledge. Their ability to nurture and safely orient new nurse colleagues into AtlantiCare's culture and practice environment is essential in new graduates and seasoned professionals. 

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RN Residency Programs

The New Graduate RN Residency Program, "The Rising Stars" is an evidence-based education program designed to develop and support RN staff entering an acute care hospital setting. The program is for new graduate nurses and nurses with one year recent inpatient experience (novice to advanced beginner). The program aims to improve recruitment and retention of nurses through a six-month, comprehensive, evidence-based education program with both theoretical and clinical components. The program supports the transition of nursing students to professional nurse, and enhances the work experience by reducing stress levels of the new graduate and promotes self-efficacy and confidence.

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Critical Care Residency/Bridge Program

AtlantiCare's Critical Care Residency Program, taught by clinic experts, prepares experienced nurses into nursing critical care and trauma. It incorporates the AACN Essentials of Critical Care Orientation (ECCO), a comprehensive introduction to critical care nursing.

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Martha B. Keates Fellowship Application

The AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center-Atlantic City Campus Auxiliary established the Martha B. Keates Nursing Fellowship Fund to honor the late Martha B. Keates, long-time volunteer and past ARMC City Auxiliary president. The Auxiliary founded the Martha B. Keates Fellowship Fund for nursing students in recognition of Keates' community service and her Auxiliary membership, as well as in support of the nursing profession. 

Applications are open to New Jersey residents. Applicants must be high school graduates enrolling or enrolled in a nursing program, or who have completed the prerequisites of a nursing program. Children and grandchildren of ARMC Auxiliary members are not eligible. 

To download the application: Martha B. Keates Fellowship Application 2018


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Call the AtlantiCare Access Center at 1-888-569-1000 to learn more about the latest programs available.

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