Nursing at AGH
Here at Atlantic General, the nursing profession is not just about being
a nurse, it's about being a leader of care.givers!
Among the outstanding benefits for nurses working at Atlantic General Hospital
is the organization's support of continuing education and professional
development. Nurses are encouraged to pursue advanced degrees and specialty
certifications through our tuition reimbursement program and associate
incentive compensation. New nursing associates will be assigned a mentor
as well as a preceptor to assure their orientation is a success.
New hires attend a structured week-long orientation program that includes
an introduction to the organization, our philosophy of care, our shared
governance structure, and nursing’s strategic plan. Other topics include:
- Personal Accountability in Performance Improvement
- Review of Evidence-Based Policies and Procedures
- Infection Control
- Clinical Skills Review and Medication Administration
Also during the week, new hires will have the opportunity to have lunch
with all of our nursing leaders, paving the way for bi-directional communication
and continuous feedback from those closest to the point of care, our true
leaders at the bedside. At Atlantic General Hospital, nurses at all levels
of experience are dedicated members of a healthcare team committed to
providing superior care to our patients, their families and the community.
AGH/HS invites all associates, not just nurses, to participate in an incentive
program that rewards those who strive for excellence through continuing
education, specialty certifications, and participation in shared leadership,
research projects and community activities. This commitment also extends
to developing partnerships with academic institutions for reduced tuition
for those associates who wish to pursue advanced degrees.
A growing shared leadership model has been in place at AGH/HS since 2007.
It provides an excellent opportunity for clinical nurses to work with
leadership at all levels to improve practice and influence work environments,
to grow personally and professionally, and to connect with associates
across the organization. The impact of shared leadership goes far beyond
the specific projects and initiatives developed and implemented by council
members. As elected representatives of their peers, shared leadership
council members are frequently asked to serve in an advisory role to address
the impact of organization-wide initiatives.
AGH/HS values and empowers associates who demonstrate the importance and
value of teamwork and the pursuit of excellence. These efforts translate
into satisfied associates, positive clinical outcomes and an overall outstanding
hospital experience for patients and their families. So come experience
our team of caregivers at Atlantic General. The difference is our dedicated
To view the current Nursing Strategic Plan, click