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Letter from our CNO

Dear Nursing Colleague:

Thank you for your interest in Saint Joseph Hospital of KentuckyOne Health System!  Whether you are just beginning your career or are a seasoned clinician, a wide array of practice opportunities are available to you.  Our clinical settings provide for a rich, collaborative practice within an interdisciplinary team where patients and families are central to our care delivery model.  Technological advancements assist you in providing safe and efficient care with the use of Spectralink communication devices, bar code scanning for medication administration, computer work stations on wheels, an electronic medical record and minimal “lift” equipment at the bedside. 

To support your professional growth, Saint Joseph’s boasts a Professional Development Program founded on Benner’s Model of Novice to Expert.  Personal demonstration of differentiated interpersonal clinical and leadership skills earns you an opportunity to advance along a three-level continuum of recognition and compensation.  Additionally, we offer a Nurse Residency, Nursing Certification Support and free continuing education (online and workshops).  Pursuit of degree completion of BSN, MSN, PhD and DNP is supported through $3,000 tuition reimbursement per year. 

Our Medical Library on site has access to hundreds of electronic journals and databases.  Clinical Educators will assist you in your personalized orientation and ongoing development.  A web based learning management system is easily accessed 24 hours a day/7 days a week.  The availability of a high fidelity simulation lab at the Saint Joseph East campus engages learners in critical thinking and clinical practicum exercises. 

Nursing practice at Saint Joseph’s is based on highly personalized care.  Collaboration with the physician, patient and family is at the very core of our practice to influence optimal outcomes.  Together, we serve as patient advocates to make a palpable difference. 

I am delighted you are interested in joining our team!  I look forward to your contributions to our vibrant nursing work life and rich clinical practice environment. 


Carol A. Dwyer, MSN, MM, RN, CENP
Vice President, Patient Care Services
Chief Nursing Officer

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