The Code of Ethics for Nurses was developed by the American Nurses Association as a guide for carrying out nursing responsibilities in a manner consistent with quality in nursing care and the ethical obligations of the profession.
The legislative purpose of professional and practical nursing in the State of Illinois is to affect the public health, safety, and welfare and to regulate and control the public interest. It is further declared to be a matter of public interest and concern that the practice of nursing, as defined in this Act, be performed by only qualified persons.
Shared Governance Councils
The Shared Governance Nursing Councils empower clinical nurses from all areas of practice to utilize their clinical knowledge and expertise to collaborate with nursing leaders in decision making regarding nursing practice, standards and quality of care. The councils meet monthly to bring together a system-wide interdisciplinary team.
Red Carpet Clinicals for Students
The clinical rotations include three unique features at Centegra:A comprehensive orientation that includes a senior leadership welcome, computer and nursing orientation and a chance to express what they expectClinical rounding by the Clinical Coordinator Nursing Practice, Charge RN and Alumni RNAfter their clinicals, student nurses attend an exit luncheon where they provide verbal and written input
Centegra is proud of how it best utilizes the nursing talents and abilities of our retired nurses.This program offers relaxed registry, flexibility, job duties, admission and discharges and much more. Alumni nurses enjoy the flexibility and autonomy of the role, the opportunity to provide support and education to the staff and the ability to fulfill their need to continue in the profession they love.
Student Nursing Internships
The Student Nurse Intern Program is specifically designed to increase the understanding of the critical-thinking and decision-making skills used by the RN in the development of an individualized patient plan of care.The program provides the student nurse an opportunity to flourish in a positive learning environment.