Nursing at Exeter Hospital, Core Physicians and Rockingham VNA & Hospice

As a nurse, you play an integral role in building relationships with patients and their families to provide the best possible healthcare. Our Nursing team is both grounded and progressive, with a focus on relationship-based patient care, innovation, and opportunities for learning and skills development within a secure and collaborative environment. If you are looking to practice nursing the way you know it should be – clinically excellent, compassionate, and progressive; if you love making a difference in the lives of patients and their families, you will find your calling at Exeter Hospital, Core Physicians and Rockingham VNA & Hospice. We invest in our employees and we will make sure you are supported and well-cared for as you care for our patients and their loved ones.

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“At Exeter Hospital, we have a high performing, collaborative nursing team that has been nationally recognized for clinical excellence. Additionally, we have a supportive culture that encourages growth and development. While we uphold the value of teamwork, we also have a great respect for our individual nurses. We welcome you to learn more about our commitment to our nurses and to our patients, and we look forward to meeting you.”

– Donna McKinney, DNP, RN NE-BC, CPPS
VP Acute Care/Cancer Services and Chief Nurse Executive

Magnet Designation

Exeter Hospital is proud to be one of three hospitals in New Hampshire with this prestigious designation. The Magnet Recognition Program® recognizes health care organizations for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice. Consumers rely on Magnet designation as the ultimate credential for high quality nursing. Developed by ANCC, Magnet is the leading source of successful nursing practices and strategies worldwide. Exeter Hospital proudly received initial Magnet Designation in 2013 and was successfully re-designated in 2018 and 2023.

Exeter’s Commitment to Career Development

Exeter Hospital and its affiliates are committed to nurturing nurses’ careers through comprehensive development programs. Recognizing the need for ongoing education, we offer initiatives like the Nurse Residency Program, Periop 101, Critical Care Fellowship, and Preceptorship to support nurses’ competencies and enhance patient care. Embrace the opportunity to progress in your nursing career and positively influence patient outcomes with us.

Nurse Residency Program

Are you a new graduate nurse looking to develop the skills and confidence needed to excel in your career? Look no further than Exeter Hospital’s Nurse Residency Program! Our program is designed to provide you with the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors needed to function competently and independently as a professional nurse. 

Our educators and topic experts use a variety of engaging and interactive learning techniques to increase your technical skills and critical thinking abilities, both in the classroom and at the bedside. You’ll also have opportunities to build relationships with your colleagues through facilitated support sessions, which will help you develop essential communication, organization, and prioritization skills. Our program is designed to be interprofessional and based on best-practice standards, with a focus on providing emotional and clinical support to guide you through a successful transition into your new role. Join our team today and take the first step towards a rewarding career in nursing! 

Periop 101

Periop 101: A Core Curriculum™ is a comprehensive blended educational program developed by AORN’s expert perioperative nurse authors, based on the latest, evidence-based Guidelines for Perioperative Practice. This program combines a standardized evidence-based online curriculum and textbook readings with hands-on skills labs and a clinical practicum led by experienced perioperative nurses” (AORN, 2019). At Exeter Hospital we use The Periop 101 Program to prepare nurses to work in the surgical environment.

The program is used to create surgical nurses that are safe, professional, and work within the guidelines set forth by governing bodies and hospital policies. The program builds on the fundamentals of nursing to create Perioperative Nurses capable of sound clinical decisions related to the care of surgical patients. Surgical Services offers Periop 101 periodically in the spring depending on need.

The course consists of 6 units that cover all the learning objectives; over 30 competencies. The program is a mix of online modules and hands-on clinical training with an assigned preceptor. Periop 101 takes several months to complete, usually at least 6 months. The nurse must complete all modules and score an 84% or higher on the final exam to pass the course.

Nursing Staff at Exeter Hospital are offered a variety of amazing benefits which include:

  • Tuition Reimbursement and Loan Repayment Program
  • Certification Reimbursement
  • Awards and Scholarship Opportunities
  • Professional Education Opportunities
  • Contact Hour Offerings
  • University Affiliations

Exeter Hospital also offers specialized professional development opportunities such as Nurse Residency, Periop 101, Critical Care Fellowship, and Preceptorship.

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If you are interested in a career at Exeter Hospital, Core Physicians or Rockingham VNA & Hospice, please fill out the short form below and a recruiter will be in touch.

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