Education and Advancement Opportunities
Northwest Hospital & Medical Center encourages you to further your education and has options to assist you in affording educational costs.
Opportunities for advancement in nursing include:
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Nursing Unit Manager
We are committed to retaining top talent and to assisting employees as they grow and develop in their career paths and offer a variety of leadership development classes on the Northwest Hospital campus.
WISH Simulation Center
Northwest Hospital & Medical Center employees now have the advantage of hands-on training in our WISH Simulation Center.
The Simulation Center meets a wide variety of staffing needs, including:
- Training and retention to help reduce the current critical shortage of health practitioners
- Ongoing staff certification
- Ensuring patient safety and helping reduce medical errors
The Simulation Center provides staff with an opportunity to test their clinical and decision-making skills while “treating” a wide variety of health conditions on high-tech computerized simulators that are much more than mannequins: They breathe, cough, and cry. Their skin can be cut by scalpels and their veins injected with medications. In addition, task trainers that represent particular anatomical systems help participants learn specific procedures, such as the placement of ventilator tubes and intravenous lines. Simulation models include adults, children and a pregnant female and her infant.