Nursing development and mentoring is taken very seriously at UofL Health. Each nurse is provided an individualized orientation plan, with a unit-based preceptor-led orientation and specialty courses to ensure knowledge and tools necessary to excel in their role. For new graduates, transition to practice and residency activities are the standard across the system to support each individual throughout their first year of practice.
Our nurses have a voice. Professional governance is the keystone to an engaged and productive nursing department. UofL Health promotes the voice of nursing by ensuring frontline staff are involved in nursing practice decisions and identifying and implementing areas of needed change. Through partnership with leadership, providers, ancillary departments, and other key stakeholders, nurses directly impact the work environment and patient outcomes.
After one year of employment, direct care nurses are eligible to participate in the Nursing Professional Development Program, aimed at assisting nurses with their continual growth and development in their career, including participation in hospital committees and workgroups, clinical inquiry, precepting and other steps towards building a well-rounded nursing career.