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Saint Mary’s names Jami-Sue Coleman as program director of the Registered Nurse Graduate Transition to Practice Program

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Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center will soon launch a new program, the Registered Nurse Graduate Transition to Practice Program (TPP), designed to provide extensive training opportunities for northern Nevada’s newest registered nurse graduates. Jami-Sue Coleman, MS, RN, HSA, MBA, CCM, CNE, CPN will serve as program director. Over the course of three-years, the program aims to recruit 86 nurses and improve retention rates among nursing graduates. Saint Mary’s Foundation was awarded a Health Resources and Services Administration grant, which will partially fund the program.

A nursing educator and professional for over 20 years, Coleman has dedicated her career to enhancing learning opportunities and professional development for nursing students and graduates. After earning her master’s degree in nursing at the University of Nevada, Reno, Coleman taught pediatric nursing for three-years at Western Nevada College. Since this time, she has earned a master’s in Health Services Administration and Business Administration from the University of Saint Francis in Joliet, Ill. Currently, Coleman is pursuing her Ph.D. in nursing education from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and serves as adjunct faculty at Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC) and the University of Nevada, Reno.

Prior to being named director of the TPP nursing program, Coleman served as unit supervisor for pediatrics at Saint Mary’s. In her new role, Coleman will be responsible for the active recruitment and placement of nursing graduates. She will also work closely with TMCC to develop curriculum and learning opportunities for nurses accepted into the program. Coleman is an active member of the American Nurses Association, Society of Pediatric Nurses, Nevada Organization for Nurse Leaders and National Nursing Staff Development Organization.

For more information about Saint Mary’s Graduate Nursing Transition to Practice Program, contact the Human Resources department at 775-770-6258 or visit www.saintmarysreno.org/Patients_And_Visitors/220347.

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About Saint Mary’s

Saint Mary’s Network is a fully-integrated, faith-based health system in Reno, Nev. founded in 1908 by the Dominican Sisters of San Rafael. The network is comprised of Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center, an acute-care hospital, providing inpatient, outpatient and wellness services; Saint Mary’s Health Plans, a statewide insurance provider with more than 40,000 members; and Saint Mary’s Medical Group, a network of physicians and other health professionals offering primary and urgent care, retail clinics and specialty healthcare. A member of Catholic Healthcare West, Saint Mary’s is dedicated to meeting the healthcare needs of the northern Nevada community. For more information, visit our website at www.saintmarysreno.org.

About Catholic Healthcare West

Catholic Healthcare West (CHW), headquartered in San Francisco, CA, is a system of 40 hospitals and medical centers in California, Arizona, and Nevada. Founded in 1986, it is one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit health care systems and the largest private hospital system in California. CHW is committed to delivering compassionate, high-quality, affordable health care services with special attention to the poor and underserved. The CHW network of nearly 10,000 physicians and approximately 54,000 employees provides health care services to more than five million people annually. In 2010, CHW provided more than $1.3 billion in charity care, community benefit, and unreimbursed patient care. For more information, please visit our website at www.chwHEALTH.org.

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