Nursing Careers at Bridgeport Hospital
At Bridgeport Hospital, Registered Nurses at all levels of experience discover the challenges and learning opportunities of a large, sophisticated, high acuity health care environment - even as they enjoy the individualized care, personalized atmosphere and passionate commitment to excellence of a community hospital.
We offer a dynamic environment where good people and expert clinicians give their best to the community every day - and build careers for life in the process. We invite you to explore career opportunities in our diverse range of practice settings and specialty fields and discover what a Bridgeport Hospital career can do for you.
Opportunities for New Graduate NursesBridgeport Hospital offers a nurturing, supportive environment where new graduates can begin a rewarding career in nursing. Here you will undergo a comprehensive preceptor-based and criteria-based orientation - working closely with our Nurse Managers and Clinical Educators - to ensure that you have the skills and competencies to deliver advanced care to every patient. We also offer extended internships to provide new graduates with in-depth introductions to a number of specialty areas, including:
In addition, through the Bridgeport Hospital School of Nursing, we offer a 20-week post-graduate Perioperative program to prepare you for the Operating Room environment.
Opportunities for Experienced RNsBridgeport Hospital prizes sophisticated compassionate nursing as a core value, and we are committed to providing our nurses with the resources and support to build a truly satisfying career. These efforts include extensive continuing education programs designed to facilitate your growth through clinical orientations and technological literacy, as well as through leadership and professional development.
Professional AdvancementWe are dedicated to providing our Registered Nurses with a Professional Ladder that encourages and rewards their superior practice and professional development. To facilitate their growth, our stepped Professional Ladder (Professional Nurse I, II, III) emphasizes performance and bases promotions on quality nursing practice, demonstrated competency, participation in hospital leadership functions, continuance of education, specialty certification, and the mentoring on new nursing staff.
Currently, there are four promotion cycles per year to which a nurse can apply. Each advancement in nursing level is accompanied by a 4% increase in pay. In addition, Bridgeport Hospital is committed to developing our nursing leadership team through this process.
This commitment extends to a tuition reimbursement program for advanced degrees. All RNs at Bridgeport Hospital are eligible, and some BSN and MSN classes are held on-site at the Hospital in collaboration with area universities.
For a more in-depth look at programs available to nursing professionals at Bridgeport Hospital, please click here.
For an extended list of nursing specialty areas at Bridgeport Hospital, please click here.