Clinical Education

Why St. Joseph Healthcare

At St. Joseph Healthcare, we are proud to be a leader in healthcare and education in the region. Providing knowledge, training and resources for students, clinical staff and community professionals, we are demonstrating our commitment to serving as a hub for growth and learning through mentorship and advancement.

Erica Caron, MSN, RN

“We believe that in order to be of value and service to our community, we must invest in our current and future healthcare professionals. A healthy community is a vibrant community, and I’m honored to help support the growth and development of our healthcare workforce who will in turn provide top-quality care that promotes the health and wellness of our entire region.”

Erica Caron, MSN, RN
Director, Clinical Education & Professional Practice

St. Joseph Healthcare provides the opportunity for hands-on and classroom learning for staff in a variety of clinical skills and professional topics upon hire and throughout the year, along with ongoing educational support at the bedside. New hire nurses are given a generous orientation period with preceptor support.

Our work includes partnering with higher education programs to create a space for student hands-on learning through clinicals and preceptorships. Key partners include The University of Maine, Husson University, Beal College and Eastern Maine Community College.

Dr. Valerie C. Sauda

“The School of Nursing, within the College of Health and Pharmacy at Husson University, has developed an ongoing academic partnership since its inception in 1983. Our partnership with St. Joseph Healthcare helps to broaden our students’ clinical experience within the greater Bangor area. We are grateful for the opportunity to help our nursing students gain valuable hands on clinical experience within the hospital setting, as well as many of the hospital’s onsite specialty clinics.”

Valerie C. Sauda, PhD, GERO-BC™, CNE, MGSF
Chief Nurse Administrator/Undergraduate Director/Associate Professor, Husson University

We provide more than 60 courses each year for staff and community partners in collaboration with the American Heart Association (AHA).

Course offerings in partnership with the AHA include:

  • Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)- Initial Provider Class (2 day)
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)- Renewal/Update Class (1 day)
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)- Initial Provider Class (2 day)
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)- Renewal/Update Class (1 day)
  • Instructor training classes as needed/requested

Please email to inquire about available AHA courses at St. Joseph Healthcare.

(207) 907-1000
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