March 4th, 2024
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Halifax Health Celebrates Historic Milestone: First Registered Nurse Apprentice Completes Program

by Nicholas Heiskell • March 4, 2024

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Daytona Beach, FL – (February 29, 2024) Halifax Health is proud to announce a significant achievement in its apprenticeship program with the completion of its first-ever apprentice, Meghan Barry, RN. Recognized as the first Registered Apprenticeship Program for Registered Nurses in the State of Florida, Halifax Health continues to demonstrate its commitment to developing talent and fostering career opportunities within the healthcare industry.

Meghan Barry, RN, started her educational journey with Halifax Health approximately 14 months ago as one of the inaugural Student Nurse Interns to enroll in the apprenticeship program. Through rigorous multi-disciplinary training and hands-on learning experiences, Meghan concurrently pursued her RN degree from Daytona State College. Following her graduation, she seamlessly transitioned into Halifax Health’s Medical/Surgical RN Residency program, where she became an integral part of the clinical team within the Orthopedics Department.

Dr. Serena Fisher, Director of Organizational Development & Learning at Halifax Health, expressed her delight, stating, “We are thrilled to celebrate Meghan’s accomplishment as our first apprentice to complete the program! Apprenticeships provide a vital pathway to career advancement, and Meghan’s success serves as inspiration for aspiring healthcare professionals.”

Halifax Health’s apprenticeship program offers participants a unique blend of hands-on experience, mentorship, didactic learning, networking opportunities, and educational assistance. Meghan’s completion of the program not only signifies her acquisition of valuable skills and knowledge but also lays a robust foundation for a fulfilling career in Nursing.

Reflecting on her journey, Meghan shared, “My decision to join Halifax Health stemmed from the robust experience I gained as a Student Nurse Intern. The program provided me with invaluable exposure to many hospital departments and allowed me to shadow accomplished Registered Nurses across multiple units. Halifax Health’s nurse residency and mentorship programs further solidified my commitment to professional growth and my choice of Halifax Health.”

Meghan’s dedication to ongoing education and personal development is evident as she plans to pursue a Bachelor’s degree. “Nursing enables me to combine my passion for healthcare with my innate desire to assist others during their most vulnerable moments. It is a career that offers continuous personal and professional growth,” she added.

Halifax Health extends its heartfelt congratulations to Meghan Barry, RN, on her remarkable achievement and looks forward to supporting her continued success in the healthcare field.

For more information about Halifax Health and its apprenticeship programs, please visit

About Halifax Health:

Recognized as one of the 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals™ in the United States by IBM Watson Health™, Halifax Health serves Volusia and Flagler counties, providing a continuum of health care services through a network of organizations including a tertiary hospital, two community hospitals, an urgent care network, psychiatric services, a cancer treatment center with five outreach locations, the area’s largest hospice, a center for inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient rehabilitation clinics, primary care walk-in clinics, a clinic specializing in women’s health, a pediatric care community clinic, three children’s medical practices, a home health care agency and an exclusive provider organization. Halifax Health offers the area’s only Level II Trauma Center, Center for Transplant Services, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Emergency Department with board-certified pediatricians on staff 24/7, Child and Adolescent Behavioral Services, OB Emergency Department and Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit that cares for babies born earlier than 28 weeks. It’s also the area’s longest-standing Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center (TSC) offering complete Neurosurgical Services.

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