St. Joseph Health’s Nightingale - RN Volunteer Program provides a unique and rewarding opportunity for retired or inactive RNs to use their professional expertise by providing compassionate care to patients and their families. The Nightingale - RN Volunteer Program also creates an extraordinary environment for the retired or inactive RN to share and learn from St. Joseph Health employees.
Mission Statement: To enhance the care of our patients and their families, and to support the nursing staff.
Goals of the program.
- To assist St. Joseph Health staff in providing supportive patient care in order to enhance the level of excellence of care given to each patient
- To utilize the professional knowledge and skills of volunteer RNs as they provide care and assist with designated needs of patients and families
- To establish interactive communication between patients, families, staff and the Nightingale Volunteer, in order to maintain both continuity and standard of care
- To offer an opportunity for retired and inactive RNs to provide services to their community by being a respected resource for patients and staff