Nursing Training 

Hebrew Rehabilitation Center has served as a clinical placement for more nursing assistants and nursing students than any other long-term care facility in New England. The Hebrew SeniorLife Department of Professional Development identifies and responds to major issues in geriatric nursing practice by creating meaningful educational programs and materials that enhance practice standards throughout the organization. The department fosters interdisciplinary teamwork and forms partnerships with many organizations to bring state-of-the-art knowledge and care to HSL residents and patients.  

As part of its commitment to training specialists in geriatric nursing, Hebrew Rehabilitation Center collaborates with various institutions in the Greater Boston area. One of the oldest relationships is with the College of Nursing and Science at University of Massachusetts Boston. The Hebrew Rehabilitation Center/University of Massachusetts Boston affiliation offers nursing students strong scientific training and a clinical experience that teaches them the very best ways to care for seniors. This affiliation enables students to study and gain an appreciation of all aspects of the aging process. Through this program, scholarships are awarded to nursing students who show a strong interest in investigating geriatric care as a focus of their nursing career. Nursing students from Northeastern University, Mass Bay Community College, and Roxbury Community College are also trained in direct patient care at Hebrew Rehabilitation Center.

One approach to addressing the ongoing nursing shortage is to generate interest in the profession early on. Toward that end, Hebrew SeniorLife has worked with Boston Public Schools over the past four years through a program offered by Madison Park Technical Vocational High School in Boston.

Nurse educators from Hebrew Rehabilitation Center in Roslindale, serve on the advisory committee at Madison Park Technical Vocational High School and enthusiastically support the program. Hebrew Rehabilitation Center considers it an important tool for recruiting young people and encouraging students who have expressed interest in becoming nurses. Students who take part in the CNA program do their clinical training for certification at Hebrew Rehabilitation Center and are also eligible for internships before June graduation.

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