August 9th, 2023
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Halifax Health Launches First Registered Nurse Apprenticeship Program in Florida

Daytona Beach, FL — August 2, 2023 — Halifax Health Medical Center of Daytona Beach proudly unveiled its pioneering Nurse Apprenticeship Program, designed to empower people choosing the nursing profession on their journey toward fulfilling, rewarding healthcare careers.

After nursing school graduation and passing the NCLEX, nurses continue their apprenticeship while completing their RN residency in Medical/Surgical, Critical, or Emergency Care.  When they finish their education, which is provided both as part of their degree program and at Halifax Health with didactic classroom learning and they fulfill their on-the-job training requirements they will officially complete the RN Apprenticeship and receive a nationally-recognized Certificate of Completion.

The program was built to help students build on the clinical experiences they get while in school that might be impacted by cohort size, limited exposure to specific opportunities, rotation options, etc. This approach helps the students build confidence as a nursing professional, hone their skills, and graduate as a more prepared healthcare provider, serving as a Halifax Health Team Member at the same time.

“Our RN Apprentices have all been accepted into Nursing Degree programs at various colleges and universities in our area.  This program allows them to apply the skills and knowledge they are learning in the classroom at Halifax Health as employees, thereby gaining real-world experience – and earning a paycheck – while still in school,” stated Serena Fisher PhD, Director of Organizational Development & Learning.

Halifax Health offers approved Registered Apprenticeship Programs for Medical Coding and Information Technology Help Desk Technician as well.  

As part of this comprehensive program, apprentices benefit from:

Relevant Job Skills: Acquiring practical skills tailored to the field of nursing, ensuring a competitive edge in the job market.

Hands-On Training: Immersing in practical, hands-on training that bridges the gap between theory and practice in patient care.

Mentorship: Learning from experienced nurse mentors who provide valuable insights and guidance.

Academic Scholarships: Gaining access to academic scholarships to further your education and growth.

Relevant Curriculum and Certification: Engaging with a curriculum aligned with industry standards, leading to valuable certifications.

Monetary Compensation: Earning while learning, gaining essential experience while sustaining yourself financially.

Future Career Opportunities: Opening doors to a world of potential career paths, leveraging the skills acquired during the program.

U.S. Department of Labor Certificate of Completion: Receiving official recognition with a prestigious certificate from the Florida Department of Education which is valid nationwide.

Halifax Health’s Apprenticeship Program marks a new era in career development, emphasizing practical experience, mentorship, and education to ensure participants are well-prepared for excellence. Halifax Health is proud to guide individuals toward their own and organizational success.

For more information about the Halifax Health Apprenticeship Program, please visit: www.halifaxhealth.org/apprenticeship          

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, 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, Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center (TSC), Center for Transplant Services, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Emergency Department, Child and Adolescent Behavioral Services, complete Neurosurgical Services, OB Emergency Department and Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit that cares for babies born earlier than 28 weeks. For more information, visit halifaxhealth.org

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