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Nursing education

Make a difference, be a nurse

The Geisinger Nursing Education Department is a regional leader in providing continuing education programs for Geisinger nurses and facilitating nursing students throughout our service area. It provides the knowledge and skills for nursing professionals to sustain a healthy work environment in which nurses excel in patient care, education, evidence based practice and research.

Nursing students benefit from strong relationships with local schools providing optimal learning experiences through clinical placement at various Geisinger care settings. Additional exciting opportunities for students are intern and extern programs offered during the summer to provide great experiences to spark a thriving career. 

The nursing education team facilitates nursing students through onboarding/new hire orientation; and ongoing competency and professional development of the nursing care team. New hire orientation assists all team members to transition into the work unit. For nurses, the orientation is competency based and focused on successful transition from student nurse to competent practicing nurse. Nurse residency programs are offered on most campuses to assist new graduate nurses to enhance their skill at applying the art and science of nursing.

Nursing is a profession of life-long learning – the nursing education team provides ongoing opportunities to learn.