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Grants Awarded to VNA Care Network & Hospice

Grants Awarded to VNA Care Network & Hospice$75,000
 
Home Health Care Preceptor and Nurse Training Program (2012)$75,000
 
Year:2012Amount: $75,000
Title:Home Health Care Preceptor and Nurse Training Program
Grant Type: Activation Fund
The VNA Care Network & Hospice is planning an accelerated home health care nurse preceptor preparation program and field nurse orientation program. This project will enable the VNA to create a preceptor program which will increase their capacity to orient registered nurses who do not have any home health care experience. The VNA Care Network will identify and train ten experienced home health care nurses to serve as preceptors. These preceptors would then mentor ten newly hired RNs so that they could carry a full patient caseload within six months. This project will provide the VNA with the capacity to continue to train additional nurses by having a cadre of preceptors available to continue training new nurses as they are recruited to the VNA.

Project Director: Ms. Linda Baker
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