Nursing Excellence in Chetek
As chief nursing officer in the Northwest Wisconsin region of Mayo Clinic Health System, I have the opportunity to provide leadership to more than 1,300 dedicated, skilled nurses who work throughout the region. We serve patients in Chetek in addition to Barron, Bloomer, Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, Glenwood City, Menomonie, Mondovi, Osseo and Rice Lake. We deliver nursing across a variety of settings, including hospitals, clinics, and within homes and our communities.
Our primary value — the needs of the patient come first — is a priority for our staff. The nurses and all of our staff keep patients' needs and outcomes at the forefront of their minds, focusing on quality and service. Our evidence-based approach is consistent, and it's promoted throughout all of our locations. We encourage research, innovation and leadership through participation on various committees and councils, not only within our region, but also throughout Mayo Clinic.
Nursing is an amazing profession that truly is rewarding. I invite you to consider joining our professional nursing team, where nursing is not only our profession, but also our passion.
Pam White, D.N.P., R.N., N.E.-B.C.
Chief Nursing Officer, Mayo Clinic Health System, Northwest Wisconsin
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Learn more about nursing in Chetek:
- Nursing research
- Nursing innovation
- Nursing education and professional development
- Magnet designation
- Nursing recognition
We provide opportunities for nurses to engage in clinical research to improve the health of patients and their caregivers across the life span and to generate knowledge that supports processes to deliver optimal health care.
- Nurse scientist
Nurse scientists develop research opportunities for nurses throughout the region and at Mayo Clinic in every aspect of the practice. Nurse scientists engage with physicians and scientists from a variety of disciplines to generate knowledge in fields that span the continuum of care. Opportunities for new knowledge discovery is an important component of Magnet designation, which Northwest Wisconsin hopes to achieve in 2023.
- Collaboration with the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
In 2017, UW-Eau Claire and Mayo Clinic Health System signed a master collaborative research agreement that created a seamless system allowing UW-Eau Claire student, faculty and staff researchers to work on projects directly with Mayo Clinic Health System staff. The groundbreaking research agreement between UW-Eau Claire and Mayo Clinic Health System unites the strengths of clinical organizations and academic institutions to create innovative research opportunities.
Nurses use the latest technology to provide safe care to patients, including:
- Mayo Clinic Advanced Care at Home
- Nurse video visits
Nursing education and professional development
We offer many opportunities for nurses to advance their professional nursing skills, including nurse residency. All newly graduated nurses employed at Mayo Clinic Health System in Northwest Wisconsin receive a comprehensive orientation that prepares them for practicing in their nursing specialty environment. The Nurse Residency Program is a rigorous training program that builds leadership and professional skills, as well as provides supplemental transition support during the first year. The program is based on the standards set by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Practice Transition Accreditation Program (PTAP) for RN residencies.
In the nursing profession, Magnet designation is considered the gold standard for nursing excellence by creating a work environment to support the highest standard of care for our patients and our nurses. The ANCC Magnet Recognition Program awards this prestigious designation to health care organizations that exemplify transformational leadership, structural empowerment, exemplary professional practice, and continual innovation and improvement in professional nursing practice. Mayo Clinic Health System in Northwest Wisconsin anticipates Magnet designation in 2023.
Mayo Clinic Health System locations have received numerous quality and safety recognitions, and accreditations.
- The DAISY Award® for Extraordinary Nurses
The DAISY Award, presented in collaboration with The American Organization for Nursing Leadership (AONL), is part of the DAISY Foundation's program to recognize the "super-human" efforts nurses perform. We're proud to be among the organizations participating in The DAISY Award program. It's important that our nurses know their work is highly valued, and The DAISY Foundation provides a way for us to do that. Mayo Clinic Health System is among more than 1,000 health care organizations nationwide committed to The DAISY Award program.
Nominate a nurse for the DAISY Award in Barron, Bloomer, Chetek, Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, Glenwood City, Menomonie, Mondovi, Osseo and Rice Lake. Based on specific criteria, a registered nurse will be selected monthly to receive The DAISY Award. Nurses receive a certificate, statue, presentation and more.
- Nurse excellence awards
Each year during nurses week, nurses are recognized for their achievements with the Nursing Excellence Awards. Nurses are nominated by their peers in the areas of nursing practice, quality and safety, leadership, education and research.