Emergency Nursing at RWJBarnabas Health

2 emergency department nurses with a doctor Each year, more than 2 million patients walk through the doors of our state-wide facilities in need of emergency care. The Emergency Department (ED) is often the “front door” of the hospital and is dedicated to caring for patients in their greatest moment of need. From the young child to the older adult, the broken arm or the stroke patient and everything in between, our EDs are equipped to deliver the highest standards of patient care throughout New Jersey.

Who Are RWJBarnabas Health Emergency Nurses?

At RWJBarnabas Health, we are proud to have a diverse team of emergency nurses who are committed to comprehensive, compassionate and patient-centered emergency care in our 11 EDs.

Our emergency nurses are:

  • Critical thinkers
  • Compassionate
  • Attentive to detail
  • Organized
  • Calm under pressure
  • Patient
  • Excellent communicators

In our fast-paced EDs, our nurses work collaboratively with fellow nurses, physicians and allied health professionals, advocating for their patients and providing evidence-based care through:

  • Quick assessments to determine the needs of each patient
  • Prioritization of care based on acuity
  • Treatment, stabilization and provision of care
  • Comprehensive monitoring of health conditions
  • The careful administration of medications
  • The utilization of advanced medical equipment
  • Effective discharge and admission planning
  • Supportive communication with patients and families on their illness, care, and continued care after an emergency

Through our teamwork model, we keep the patient at the center of everything we do, with an emphasis on critical thinking and communication.

Technology Meets Humanity

Paired with the humanity and respect that our Emergency Nurses show our diverse group of patients 24/7, we are proud of our technologically advanced EDs. Our well-equipped, high-tech EDs help emergency nurses provide comprehensive care for patients and families and achieve the best possible patient outcomes.

    What Is the Culture of Emergency Nursing at RWJBarnabas Health?

    group of nurses standing outsideOur emergency nurses are committed to education and the RWJBarnabas Health system supports our ongoing journey to learn and grow professionally. The Center for Professional Development, Innovation and Research offers continuing education opportunities year-round with innovative programs that advance skills and help cultivate new nurse leaders. Many of our facilities have earned Magnet status from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), acknowledging that RWJBarnabas Health truly values nursing talent and a commitment to excellence. In addition, many of our nurses have received national awards of recognition from the Emergency Nurse Association (ENA) for their excellence in emergency nursing.

    We offer:

    • A comprehensive orientation program for all emergency nurses
    • A new graduate RN Residency program
    • Advanced ED nursing education including:
      • Basic Life Support (BLS)
      • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
      • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
      • Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC)
      • Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course (ENPC)
      • Advanced Burn Life Support (ABLS)
    • Mentorship and leadership opportunities
    • Opportunities to participate in performance improvement, nursing research and ED and hospital-wide committees

    Why Consider Emergency Nursing at RWJBarnabas Health?

    As emergency nurses at RWJBarnabas Health we take pride in our profession and work hard to provide patients with the highest level of emergency care. We are a committed team of individuals with vast talent and expertise who promote an environment of diversity and inclusion. We are dedicated, resilient and strong.

    We know that an emergency can change the trajectory of someone’s life, and an emergency department is where emergency nurses can make a difference. Our EDs provide a professional environment where skill, heart, career satisfaction and growth come together to offer the very best for the emergency nurse. RWJBarnabas Health is the place to go in New Jersey for the best environment in emergency nursing.

    RWJBarnabas Health offers an unsurpassed commitment to the highest standards of patient-centered care and to the provision of top-quality emergency services at our facilities throughout New Jersey. As emergency nurses:

    • We are committed to comprehensive, compassionate and evidence-based care
    • We believe in teamwork and keeping the patient at the center of everything we do
    • We are dedicated, resilient and strong

    How Is RWJBarnabas Health Committed to Excellence?

    RWJBarnabas Health and Rutgers University work in partnership to offer a world-class academic health system dedicated to life-changing research, clinical training of tomorrow’s health care workforce and high-quality patient care. Through collaborative partnerships between leaders in health care and higher education we enhance research, professional education for medical and health professionals, improve access to care and reduce health disparities in New Jersey. Our health system has dedicated adult, pediatric and behavioral health emergency care, rapid diagnostic and observation units, and provides all medical and surgical specialties.

    We are RWJBarnabas Health emergency nurses. Come join us and be a part of our team!

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