Lighting the Way for Harris Health NursesHarris Health System offers many professional development programs for professional nurses, such as the Graduate Nurse Residency Program, Books-Fees Program, career coaching, compensation for professional certification and leadership training opportunities.
Harris Health's outstanding nurses not only serve as clinicians and clinical leaders at the bedside, but also as nurse patient educators, forensic nurses, clinical nurse case managers and trauma outcome managers. Clinically focused nurse leaders include clinical resource nurses and nursing instructors who provide educational support to both nurse clinicians and administrators. Management positions include nursing clinical managers, nurse managers and directors of nursing. Nurses at Harris Health have a plethora of pathways to serve our patients and support our staff.
Working toward the Institute of Medicine’s goal of an 80 percent RN work force with a bachelor’s degree in nursing by 2020, Harris Health is proud of an RN staff with approximately 85 percent prepared at the baccalaureate level or higher. Similar to our patient population, the nursing staff is also culturally diverse with representation from approximately 29 different countries. The work force for nursing consists of approximately 2,200 RNs and 230 LVNs, plus various unlicensed assistive and administrative support personnel.
For more information on advancing your nursing career at Harris Health or to learn more about our Graduate Nurse Residency Program, visit Harris Health's Nursing Career site.