Aileen F. Tanafranca, DNP, RN, CCRN, NE-BC
Assistant Vice President, Nursing Administration and Strategy
The Nursing Administration & Strategy division at TBHC oversees all Nursing inpatient units and helps oversee Med-Surg, Critical Care, ICU, Interventional Radiology, Cath Lab and ED Nursing divisions in collaboration with other Senior Directors of Nursing.
Beyond managing operations for TBHC Nursing, Admin & Strategy organizes major events throughout the year, including Nurses Week each May, which culminates on National Nurses Day on May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, and Emergency Nurses Week during October, with a special focus on October 9, Emergency Nurses Day.
One of the gems in the TBHC Nursing crown is the Nurse Residency Program, which began training its second cohort of new nurses in late September 2019, building on the success of the first round, which began in 2018.
The program is open to all new nurses at TBHC who have a year or less of professional experience. “If you’re a new graduate from nursing school and you’re starting your first job at TBHC, or if you’ve had a previous nursing job within the first year since you received your RN license and you’re now coming into TBHC, you’re automatically enrolled into the program,” says Dr. Tanafranca. The new cohort includes 20 nurses.
Based on the success of TBHC’s Nurse Residency Program, Admin & Strategy is exploring a Nursing Internship Program to be offered in collaboration with area nursing schools.