Excela Health nurses have many opportunities to participate in professional development activities designed to advance their knowledge and skills as a professional, a clinician and a leader. Lifelong learning is recognized as an important component of one's nursing career and the Excela Health Nursing Education Department provides many avenues for nurses to participate in educational programming designed to support growth and development.
At Excela Health, experienced and graduate nurses begin with a robust orientation that includes four days of classroom orientation followed by an individualized, preceptor-guided clinical orientation. Graduate nurses are provided additional support by a Nurse Educator and through mentorship opportunities.
Ongoing professional development activities include live in-services, computer-based learning, skills lab, competency development, mentoring and coaching. Ongoing education programs enable the nurse to attain continuing education (CE) credits required for state licensure.