Our Nursing Team
Crozer-Keystone Health System's structural environment maximizes nurses' effectiveness and professional development and promotes and supports nurses' involvement in community efforts.
Research and Innovation
Crozer-Keystone integrates evidence-based practice and research into clinical and operational processes. Our nurses are educated about evidence-based practice and research, enabling them to appropriately explore the safest and best practices for their patients and practice environment and to generate new knowledge.
Crozer-Keystone has established a system-wide Institutional Review Board (IRB) that oversees research projects. Nurses serve on this board to reviews proposals for research, and the knowledge gained through research is disseminated to the community of nurses.
Nurses as Teachers
Crozer-Keystone is committed to training the healthcare providers of today and tomorrow. As a system, we are actively involved in the recruitment and retention of high-quality health professionals and provides the clinical training group for numerous nursing and allied health programs.
The following are just a few of the many examples of Crozer-Keystone nurses lending their time and expertise to provide education to the community as well as to fellow nurses.
Affiliations with Nursing Schools
Crozer-Keystone Health System has affiliations with 21 local nursing schools –Misericordia University, Delaware County Community College, Delaware County Technical School (LPN program), Eastern College, Gwynedd Mercy College, Harcum College, Immaculata University, Lankenau Hospital, LaSalle University, Montgomery Hospital, Neumann College, Philadelphia University - Midwifery Institute, Roxborough Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, Temple University, Thomas Jefferson University, University of Delaware, University of Pennsylvania, Villanova University, West Chester University, Widener University and Wilmington College. The Villanova School of Nurse Anesthesia has been located at Crozer since 2002.
Pre-Medical Careers Program
Nurses assist in the Crozer-Keystone Pre-Medical Careers Program, which brings talented high school students to Taylor and Crozer to explore medical career opportunities. The program earned an Excellence in Youth Award from the Delaware County Workforce Investment Board.
Passport to Health
Developed by nurses in our cancer programs, Passport to Health provides teachers in local elementary schools with booklets containing a series of educational worksheets that emphasize good health behaviors. In the 2007-2008 school year, the program reached more than 4,800 students in 24 Delaware County schools in third, fourth and fifth grades.