LAURINBURG — Scotland Health Care recently added 25 new nurse graduates to its health care system.

The new nurses received two weeks of classroom orientation, including educational training and personalized clinical orientation when they entered into Scotland’s workforce.

“The goal of Scotland’s new nurse graduate program is to increase competency and confidence in graduates while providing a pathway into the professional nursing field,” says Lynn Wood, registered nurse and Scotland Health’s clinical educator. “After completing clinical orientation, our nurse graduates are placed with preceptors who provide on-floor orientation and training through a focused area. The nurses rotate through two different clinical areas, either medical or critical care, for three weeks in each area.”

After finishing their orientation and training, the new graduates can apply for a vacant position at the hospital. If they get the job, they are paired with a preceptor throughout the remainder of their department orientation, which lasts four to six weeks.

“We have a wonderful teaching experience which helps to develop the skills of new nurses. This experience aids in ensuring our nurses are well-trained,” said Wood, who has been a nurse preceptor for 11 years.

For information on how to apply for the new graduate positions, call Sarah Knight, nurse recruiter, at 910-291-7544.

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