Fund for Nursing Excellence

Nurses are an integral part of our healthcare experience. Time and time again, nurses serve as examples of compassion, collaboration, joy and caring. While nurses are advocates for patients and families, they also serve as advocates for one another and other members of the care team. The Fund for Nursing Excellence supports our nurses through funding for education for advanced professional growth and development, innovation to promote the best possible patient outcomes, and technologies that allow for the provision of the highest quality patient care. Keeping our nurses engaged and at the bedside, the fund will also serve to protect the care team from injury and improve efficiencies.

Elevating Nursing Excellence

Donations to this fund will establish a true nursing center of excellence to showcase Baptist Health Richmond on the local, state and national stages as the nursing destination of choice for those nurses who wish to be part of a forward-thinking nursing culture. Funds donated to support nursing excellence will be integral in bringing Baptist Health Richmond’s nursing program to the forefront of healthcare. Philanthropic support for the Fund for Nursing Excellence will provide funding for on-site education speakers, certification study programs, scholarships, fellowships and work-study programs. Funds donated allow Baptist Health Richmond the opportunity to promote academic progression and create an immersive environment focused on the empowerment of nursing staff to provide the highest level of care to our patients. Through raised dollars, the Fund for Nursing Excellence will allow for the creation and/or enhancement of direct care nurse and nurse leader residencies, on-site nurse wellness initiatives, nursing resilience activities, and nursing leadership development.

Nursing Innovation and Advanced Nursing Technologies

Donations to this fund will be used to envision, create, implement and maintain nursing innovations and advanced nursing technologies that improve patient care delivery and nursing workflow. Nurses at Baptist Health Richmond are engaged and strive to provide the very best in patient care to meet and exceed organizational expectations for patient safety, clinical outcomes and patient experience. Funding for nursing innovation will allow for advanced technologies, such as high-fidelity simulation, that will not only further enhance clinical outcomes but will also enhance nurse engagement, evidence-based nursing professional practice, and allow nurses to be visionaries in cultivating the next generation of innovative technologies. High-fidelity nursing simulation enhances professional nursing best practices by strengthening and advancing skills and competency in caring for patients with complex care needs.

Funds raised for nursing innovation and advanced nursing technologies will improve collaborative relationships with local nursing schools through shared learning environments to support nursing student education, and will help raise the bar as Baptist Health Richmond strives to recruit and retain the best nurses, in turn supporting best patient outcomes.