HackensackUMC Holds Graduation Ceremony for Nurses in the Blood and Marrow Transplant Fellowship Program

July 29, 2016

HackensackUMC, a member of Hackensack Meridian Health, recently held a Blood and Marrow Transplant (BMT) RN Fellowship Graduation Ceremony for four registered nurses. The nurses are from 8PE and 8PW Blood and Marrow Transplant (BMT) units.

To facilitate the challenging and rewarding journey and requirements to excel as a specialty nurse, the BMT Units have created a BMT RN Fellowship, which is a 12-month training program designed to prepare new nursing graduates and  nurses who have no prior or limited work experience in a stem cell transplant setting and who have successfully met job standards during their probationary period.

“I am so proud of our RN fellowship graduates for achieving this accomplishment,” said Dianne Aroh, MS, RN, NEA- BC, executive vice president, chief clinical and patient care officer at HackensackUMC. “I am a strong proponent of professional growth for each and every member of our nursing team. The Blood and Marrow Transplant RN Fellowship is unique.  HackensackUMC is the first hospital in the country to have a training program like this, which will undoubtedly enhance the overall patient experience at HackensackUMC.”

The program is tailored to meet each individual’s specific training needs with focus on the clinical and classroom settings. The fellowship is offered yearly and applications for a position in the fellowship are accepted online through the standard employment process by applying for RN positions on 8 Pavilion East/Stem Cell or 8 Pavilion West BMT.

About Hackensack University Medical Center
HackensackUMC, a 775-bed nonprofit teaching and research hospital located in Bergen County, NJ, is the largest provider of inpatient and outpatient services in the state. Founded in 1888 as the county’s first hospital, it is a member of Hackensack Meridian Health, one of the largest networks in the state comprised of 28,000 team members and more than 6,000 physicians. HackensackUMC was listed as the number one hospital in New Jersey in U.S. News & World Report’s2015-16 Best Hospital rankings – maintaining its place atop the NJ rankings since the rating system was introduced. It was also named one of the top four New York Metro Area hospitals. HackensackUMC is one of only five major academic medical centers in the nation to receive Healthgrades America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award for five or more years in a row. The medical center is one of the top 25 green hospitals in the country according to Practice Greenhealth, and received 24 Gold Seals of Approval™ by The Joint Commission – more than any other hospital in the country. It was the first hospital in New Jersey and second in the nation to become a Magnet® recognized hospital for nursing excellence; receiving its fifth consecutive designation in 2014. HackensackUMC has created an entire campus of award-winning care, including: the John Theurer Cancer Center; the Heart & Vascular Hospital; and the Sarkis and Siran Gabrellian Women’s and Children’s Pavilion, which houses the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital and Donna A. Sanzari Women’s Hospital, which was designed with The Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center and listed on the Green Guide’s list of Top 10 Green Hospitals in the U.S. HackensackUMC is the Hometown Hospital of the New York Giants and the New York Red Bulls and is Official Medical Services Provider to The Barclays PGA Golf Tournament. It remains committed to its community through fundraising and community events. To learn more, visit www.HackensackUMC.org.