MyLife recently partnered with Chamberlain College of Nursing in an effort to increase awareness and hands on education pertaining to the diverse opportunities in Home Health. MyLife provides both skilled hourly nursing and nursing visits– from pediatrics to seniors. The alliance provides Chamberlain student nurses going through their Community Nursing rotation a unique and valuable experience. Each student was paired with a MyLife community health or pediatric nurse providing assessments, patient teaching, case management, skilled care and treatment.
There is a critical shortage of nurses in healthcare today, particularly in home health, and is no more acutely felt than with providing staffing of private duty pediatric nurses. “It is inherently part of our mission to help increase the number of highly qualified nurses in this field,” explained Cathy Curtis, MyLife Director of Nursing. “We are hopeful that our alliance with Chamberlain College of Nursing will provide the catalyst and the requisite clinical experience necessary for nurses to fill those voids.”
This effort required a great deal of coordination to accommodate both our patients’ and our students’ schedules. We give thanks to our patients and their families and to our skilled nursing staff for taking on the role of educator and mentor for these students. In the current session, six students were able to complete their six week rotation . We look forward to watching these very capable and skilled students enter the field of nursing and welcome new students during the next rotation!