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Learning Opportunities

Having a strong culture of excellence means that we have plenty of life-long learners on our team. Our learning opportunities are designed to provide the knowledge and skills you need to succeed at Valley Health, and we are committed to providing you with the resources and support you need to reach your goals.

Nurse Residency Program

Valley Health’s Nurse Residency Program (NRP) supports new nurse graduates with additional training and support as they transition into professional nurse practice. The program includes mentorship, clinical education, and professional development opportunities. It also provides a supportive environment for new nurses to ask questions and receive feedback from experienced nurses. The program helps new nurses gain confidence in their skills and abilities, and provides the resources needed to succeed in their new role.

Nurse Externships

Nurse externs, under the supervision of RN preceptors, gain clinical experience to reinforce newly acquired knowledge and skills through opportunities in various areas of nursing, including Home Health, critical care, and perioperative nursing, with the ultimate goal of facilitating a smooth transition from student to registered nurse.

Nurse Aid Training Program

Valley Health's Nurse Aid Program (NRP) is a comprehensive, accredited program that helps new nurse graduates transition into professional practice by focusing on four key areas: leadership, patient outcomes, continuing education and professional nurse role. During the program, you will gain hands-on experience caring for complex patients in a hospital setting, develop decision-making skills, and learn to incorporate research-based evidence into practice, all while being supported for one full year. It's a great opportunity to kickstart your professional nursing career.

Perioperative Nursing Program

Winchester Medical Center (WMC) offers a Perioperative Nurse program to help prepare nurses for work in the OR and includes rotating through different specialty areas. The program is approximately six months long, split between working hands-on in the OR with a preceptor and learning via online modules. The program prepares nurses for the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) PeriOp 101 Exam and provides 40 credit hours towards nursing CEs. Perioperative nursing encompasses preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative care for surgical patients, including pre-op nurses and post-op nurses who work in PACU (Post-Anesthesia Care Unit) and the START clinic.

School of Imaging

Winchester Medical Center's School of Medical Imaging offers two educational programs: the Medical Radiography Program, a two-year program, and the Computed Tomography Program, a 24-week program for registered technologists. Both programs aim to educate caring, competent entry-level radiologic technologists, and are accredited by JRCERT and certified by SCHEV. Upon completion, graduates are eligible to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) exam. The curriculum combines clinical and didactic learning, and covers patient care, medical terminology, anatomy and psychiatry, positioning, physics, radiobiology, radiation protection, and radiographic exposure.

EMT School

Valley Health offers a comprehensive Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) training program that prepares individuals to become certified EMTs and to provide essential emergency medical services. The program covers all the necessary skills and knowledge to pass the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) certification exam and become licensed to work as an EMT in the state.

Additional Learning Opportunities

Shenandoah Family Practice

Pharmacy Residency PGY1

Community Pharmacy Residency Program

Residency and Clinical Education Programs

Youth Career Exploration in Healthcare Professionals