Opportunities for Educational Advancement
University of Texas at Arlington Nursing Programs
University of Texas at Tyler Nursing Programs
Panola College, School of Nursing
Good Shepherd Nurse Extern Program
The Good Shepherd Nurse Extern Program provides an opportunity for employment at Good Shepherd for nursing students interested in furthering clinical knowledge. Nursing students, after completing the first clinical semester, may apply for the nurse extern program. Externs may work up to 24 hours per week on selected clinical units. The extern will rotate through the units of a division in effort to increase his/her knowledge base and understanding of nursing care delivered within Good Shepherd.
Students interested in applying for the Nurse Extern program should contact Human Resources at (903)315-5130. Applications are accepted and interviews held prior to each spring and fall semester.
Novice Nurse Residency Program
The Good Shepherd Novice Nurse Residency Program (NNRP) offers an hourly compensation for university required clinical hours. The goal of the NNRP is to provide a seamless transition from student to Registered Nurse while offering a connection to employment opportunities at Good Shepherd Medical Center. Senior-level nursing students at The University of Texas at Tyler, Longview Campus and East Texas Baptist University (ETBU) may apply if the following criteria are met:
- Proof of accumulative GPA 3.2 or greater from nursing credits
- Completion of application form
- Letter of intent stating personal goals and interests
- Official transcripts of all professional education
- Three professional references
If interested in the Novice Nurse Residency Program, please contact the Good Shepherd Clinical Education Department at (903)315-5287.
Graduate Nurse Orientation
Good Shepherd Medical Center is proud to offer a Graduate Nurse (GN) Orientation program that enables a seamless transition from graduate to Registered Nurse. GN Orientation offers a combination of didactic and clinical objectives that prepare the graduate to assume the responsibilities and duties of the Registered Nurse at Good Shepherd. GN Orientation offers structured classroom lectures paired with precepted clinical time. The combination of class time and clinical time allows the GN to learn about a concept and then apply the concept in the clinical setting, with guidance of a preceptor.
Graduate Nurse Orientation is held in January and June each year. For more information on GN Orientation, please contact the GSMC Clinical Education Department at (903)315-5287.
Good Shepherd Preceptor Training
Good Shepherd Medical Center fully appreciates the importance of properly orienting and training new nurses. Good Shepherd is fully committed to preparing nurses new to Good Shepherd with the highest levels of orientation and training available. The Good Shepherd Preceptor Training Program teaches experienced nurses techniques to properly teach new nurses at Good Shepherd. Preceptors are nurses with extensive clinical knowledge and expertise, who have a desire to teach. Through the Preceptor Training program, preceptors are taught the principles of adult learning, evaluation of personality and learning styles and the importance of open communication and dialog.