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Nursing Career Information

CentraState Healthcare System provides a great working environment and rewarding opportunities for nurses in a wide range of medical and surgical specialties, as well as in long-term care. For more information on long-term care nursing, click here.

In 2005, CentraState Medical Center was awarded Magnet status by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) of the American Nurses Association. Of more than 5,700 hospitals in the U.S., CentraState is only the 187th to receive the Magnet award. The hospital features specialties in maternal-child, critical care, emergency, surgical and psychiatric nursing. We also provide outstanding nursing care in our medical/surgical, oncology, telemetry, and cardiac rehabilitation units.

Our nurses enjoy a competitive pay scale, an outstanding benefits package, flexible scheduling, and an array of other amenities often overlooked at larger hospital systems. CentraState nurses also have access to advanced technology in the workplace, including computer documentation. Because they collaborate directly with our physicians to ensure excellence in patient care, our nurses enjoy increased autonomy and decision-making responsibility.

We provide a comprehensive and individualized orientation for all employees, beginning with a general system-wide orientation. Nursing orientation focuses on specific nursing department processes, procedures, and delivery of care. If you are looking for a work environment that fosters your leadership skills and provides opportunities for personal and professional growth, consider joining the nursing staff at CentraState.

Magnet Recognition for Nursing

magnet-recogniciton-for-nursingCentraState Medical Center was granted Magnet® status in December 2005 and was designated again in 2012 by The Magnet Recognition Program® of the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Magnet recognition is granted to hospitals after an intensive evaluation based on a wide range of quality indicators and standards of nursing practice.

Magnet recognition is considered the “gold standard” for measuring excellence in nursing and patient care. Of the approximate 5,800 hospitals in the U.S., 6.3 percent hold Magnet designation, and only 3.75 percent have been re-designated as Magnet organizations.

Hospitals must undergo a rigorous application and appraisal process to earn Magnet status. To achieve re-designation, they must repeat that process and also demonstrate further development of 60 separate criteria within the five Magnet model components: Transformational Leadership, Structural Empowerment, Exemplary Professional Practice, New Knowledge, Innovations and Improvements, and Empirical Outcomes.

Research indicates that Magnet recognized organizations consistently outperform those organizations that have not achieved Magnet status. They have better patient outcomes and higher patient satisfaction rates. Magnet recognized organizations are known for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice. They also are found to enjoy increased nurse recruitment and retention rates and higher rates of job satisfaction.

Magnet status is granted for four years. Organizations must reapply to maintain the designation.

Nurses interested in joining the CentraState nursing staff can call (732) 294-2510 or click here for more information about nursing at CentraState.

A Friendly, Supportive Environment

The friendly, supportive nursing environment at CentraState Medical Center goes hand in hand with a great working relationship with all hospital departments. You will feel supported by staff and administration right from orientation. We provide an extensive educational period where we present our policies, procedures, and practices. You will attend a formal program with our professional development staff and then work with your preceptor, nurse managers, and educator on your nursing unit.

We have an RN Internship for new graduates and nurses looking to work in an area in which they have limited experience, and a Student Nurse Extern Program that prior participants rate as excellent. And, the education doesn’t stop there: Approximately 450 approved CEUs are offered at CentraState annually. We are an ACLS/BLS/PALS training site and we pay for ongoing formal education and continuing education programs. We also have a clinical ladder called the Nursing Excellence Program (NEP).

CentraState offers flexible scheduling to meet your needs and a highly competitive salary and benefits program. We also have free parking.

We encourage you to participation our Nursing governance committees–the Professional Practice, Nursing Standards, and Quality Improvement committees– and invite you to become a member of any of these committees: Nursing Pharmacy, Physician Collaboration, Nursing Research, Diabetes Network, Patient Education, or your unit-based council. Nurses are empowered and have a voice in Nursing decisions at CentraState Medical Center.

We are growing, renovating, and expanding our obstetrical, emergency, intensive care, cardiology and surgical services. Please come and see what CentraState has to offer you.