Winthrop Nurse Educators Carolyn Stamoulis, RN,C, MA and Debbie Royds, RN, CCRN (standing, left and right), instruct a patient in self-care techniques.
inthrop nurses are career students. And their commitment to continuing clinical education enhances the excellent care they provide to patients.
Winthrop’s Department of Nursing includes a dedicated Inservice Education Division, which continually trains and educates the nurses in the most current techniques, including nursing practice and cutting-edge technologies.
The Nursing Education Department provides a comprehensive orientation to all newly hired Winthrop nurses, to acquaint them with the philosophy, mission, vision, and teamwork which characterize nursing practice at Winthrop.
Nurse educators also provide specialized orientation for nurses working in the Intensive Care Units, Cardiology, Oncology, Pediatrics, Perioperative, and Emergency Departments.
Additionally, clinical areas such as the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and High-Risk Antepartum Units have Clinical Nurse Specialists who provide education to both nurses and patients. They are responsible for instructing staff nurses in the most up-to-the-minute patient care standards and teaching self-care methods to patients and families at bedside.
While Winthrop’s commitment to providing care without compromise never changes, certain aspects of nursing practice do change. “These changes are driven by nursing research, advances in technology, and changes in medical and surgical practice,” said Kathleen Dooney, MSN, RN, Associate Director, Nursing Education. Winthrop’s Nurse Educators stay abreast of theoretical and clinical knowledge by attending external conferences and workshops where new concepts related to patient care are presented. This sophisticated knowledge helps them provide the most current information to the nursing staff, which enhances the quality of care provided to patients at Winthrop.
“Our challenge in the next century is to keep nursing at the high level for which it has been known since the Hospital opened more than 100 years ago,” said Ms. Dooney. “Nothing matters more than patients. That’s why we are ensuring that nurses continue to be motivated by a desire to gain knowledge through education.