The Registered Nursing (RN) is responsible to perform a competent level of nursing care as demonstrated by the critical thinking model known as the nursing process. The standards of practice (assessment, diagnosis, outcomes identification, planning, implementation, coordination of care- teaching and health promotion and evaluation) along with the standards of professional performance (ethics, culturally congruent practice, communication, collaboration, leadership, education, evidence- based practice /nursing research, quality, evaluation, resource utilization, and environmental health) encompass the actions and foundation of professional nursing. The RN possesses clinical knowledge and skills to meet standards as required by specific clinical areas.<br /><br />Qualifications<br /><br /><strong>Education Level</strong><br />RN-Associate's Degree OR<br />RN-Bachelor's Level Degree OR<br />RN-Diploma (Non-degree) OR<br />RN-Doctorate Level Degree OR<br />RN-Master's Level Degree<br /><br /><strong>Experience</strong><br />None, unless noted in the "Other" section below<br /><br /><strong>License</strong><br />Required: Registered Nurse<br /><br />Preferred: Basic Life Support<br /><br /><strong>Skills</strong><br />None, unless noted in the "Other" section below<br /><br /><strong>Other</strong><br />New Hire Education Requirement: All Registered Nurses who do not have their BSN will be required to sign a BSN Agreement committing to successfully obtain their BSN within 5 years of hire. BSN or MSN preferred. Meets and maintains any requirements defined by specific specialty; Critical Care/IMCU/EP/Advanced Heart Failure Center/SMG Cardiology Practices- ACLS within 1 year of hire; Emergency Care – ACLS & PALS or ENPC within 1 year of hire; For designated Oncology units, Oncology Care ONS/ONCC or Sentara approved course Chemotherapy & Biotherapy Provider Card within 6 months of hire. Women's Care – Perinatal departments; NRP within 6 months of hire. Inpatient Pediatrics. PALS within 6 months of hire. All Direct Care RN's required to have BLS within 90 days of hire.