Foundation Helps Nurses Learn the Latest

Staying at the top of your field takes talent, but it also requires that you constantly stay on the cutting edge. Through the annual American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet Conference®, our Bon Secours nurses learn the latest ways to better serve our patients and improve efficiencies.

Shelly Buck-Turner
Shelly A. Buck-Turner of St. Francis Medical Center says that nurses learn best practices from around the world at the Magnet Conference.®

“I believe that it is important for nurses to attend the Magnet Conference because they have the opportunity to learn best practices from Magnet facilities and colleagues … around the world,” said Shelly A. Buck-Turner, vice president for Patient Care Services at St. Francis Medical Center.

Institute of MedicineIn 2011, Bon Secours Richmond Health Care Foundation helped send more than 60 nurses to the conference. About 7,000 nurses gather each year to share evidenced-based practices — the very latest in nursing.

“This opportunity is such a valuable experience that will help us to continue our growth as a world-class organization,” said Ashley K. Patterson, RN, BSN, Quality Management coordinator at Memorial Regional Medical Center.