Welcome To Auburn Community Hospital Nursing

The Nursing Department at Auburn Community Hospital (ACH) is proud to have a fully accredited and licensed team committed to providing compassionate and quality care. Our goal is to foster a culture centered around delivering nursing excellence to patients and implementing best practice standards. We empower our nursing professionals through ongoing education and skill development, enabling them to realize their full potential and to provide exceptional patient care.

Auburn Community Hospital, originally established as Auburn City Hospital, founded its first nursing training school in 1887. It became the fourth school in New York State to register with the New York State Department of Education and Board of Regents within its first decade. This marked a significant milestone in the hospital’s nursing standards and its history.

We’re creating a culture of nursing excellence at Auburn Community Hospital and the best place for nurses to experience a healthy work environment. This will create a nursing workforce committed to delivering the very best evidence-based care.

Dr. Emily Brooks, Chief Nursing Officer


Recognition Of Our Employees Is Important To Us

The DAISY Foundation was established in November 1999 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes, who passed away at the age of 33 due to complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP). The nursing care that Patrick received during his hospitalization deeply touched his family, prompting them to create a means of expressing gratitude for nurses who deliver exceptional and compassionate care.

The Auburn Nursing Department is committed to fostering a healthy work environment that acknowledges the expertise our nursing team brings to the hospital. Recognizing our nurses in a personalized and meaningful manner is our priority. Our aim is to bestow well-deserved honors, enhancing the sense of value and fulfillment among our nursing staff.

This is why Auburn Community Hospital joined the Daisy Foundation, a recognition program to celebrate and recognize nurses by collecting nominations from patients, families, and co-workers.

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We are proud to be included among the healthcare organizations participating in the DAISY Award program. The nurses provide patients with extraordinary care every day.  I believe that it is important for our nurses to know that their work is highly valued, and The DAISY Foundation is one way that enables us to do that.

Dr. Emily Brooks, Chief Nursing Officer


Nurse Residency Program

The Nurse Residency Program (NRP) is designed to facilitate the transition of new nurses from graduates to professionals. Our program provides a standardized approach to acquainting new nurses with the demands of a nursing career in a structured and educational manner. Emphasizing the enhancement of decision-making skills in high-pressure situations and clinical leadership development, the program aims to incorporate nurse education into real-life practices.

Following the curriculum developed by Vizient and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), ARP strives to empower new graduates and nurse residents, nurturing the skills and confidence required for a seamless transition into their clinical roles and professional environment. This evidence-based curriculum is designed to minimize turnover, enhance decision-making skills, and improve clinical and leadership abilities.

To learn more about this program download our brochure HERE

For More Information Contact:

Sheree E. Hall, MSN RN CNE

Director of Professional Practice

Email: hallsher@AuburnHospital.org


Paving the Way for Student Success

Auburn Nursing Mentorship

Our Nursing Mentorship Program is a vital initiative for fostering growth and support within our nursing community. Mentors provide a cornerstone of assurance for new nurses. They offer a sense of care and a reminder that challenges are not faced alone in the day-to-day complexities of healthcare. The program creates a supportive environment, ensuring a positive entry into the hospital for new nurses.

At the core of our mentorship philosophy is the belief that a mentor should provide a realistic view of challenges while emphasizing the collaborative spirit required to overcome them. Our mentors focus on instilling a positive outlook, promoting teamwork, and ensuring the delivery of excellent patient care.

Our goal is to strike a balance between meeting patient needs and providing an environment for mentees to learn and grow. We understand that mentorship is not about perfection but centers on being supportive, positive, and serving as a role model—a true reflection of caring and competent nursing.

Our nursing specialties are available to support all medical services available at the hospital. We offer our nurses Advanced Cardiac Life Support training and TNCC, ENPC, NALS, PALS, PEARS and Chemotherapy Certification.


Auburn & Cayuga Community College Nursing Program Partnership

The Auburn Nursing Department actively collaborates with Cayuga Community College (CCC) to provide an exceptional platform for nursing education, including a dynamic setting where students engage in hands-on clinical work. Recognized as one of the top degree programs in New York State, CCC’s nursing program has produced numerous graduates who have chosen to become valued members of the ACH nursing team.

We Care About Local Student Success

Kaleigh Reilly (left), a recent graduate of Cayuga Community College (CCC), chose Auburn Community Hospital (ACH) for her nursing career for several compelling reasons. During her clinical work at ACH, Kaliegh had a profoundly positive experience, allowing her to familiarize herself with the hospital’s nursing team. Opting for a community hospital appealed to her, as it promised more opportunities for learning and growth. She saw it as a chance to explore various specialties and departments, anticipating increased responsibilities and career advancement.

Kaleigh expressed her excitement about learning directly from seasoned nurses and contributing to patient care in a collaborative team environment. ACH, with its community-focused approach, aligned with Kaliegh’s vision of a fulfilling and impactful nursing career.


 Advance Your Nursing Career With Us

We believe in putting compassionate patient care first. Our nursing team is dedicated to meeting the diverse needs of patients throughout our departments. Our nurses work both autonomously and collaboratively within a team environment. 

Each team member possesses the highest level of education and training to meet the demands of patient care at all levels. We also offer Advanced Cardiac Life Support Training, TNCC, ENPC, NALS, PALS, PEARS and Chemotherapy Certification to encourage continued education throughout your nursing career. 

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