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Inova Nursing, Radiology, and Pharmacy Programs

By Mike Beasley posted 09-02-2022 19:40


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Inova is Northern Virginia’s leading nonprofit healthcare provider. Inova's mission is to provide world-class healthcare – every time, every touch – to each person in every community it has the privilege to serve. Inova’s 20,000+ team members provide more than two million patient visits each year through an integrated network of hospitals, primary and specialty care practices, emergency and urgent care centers, outpatient services and destination institutes.


Inova takes pride in delivering results and celebrating its team members' contributions to advancing care. Learn alongside talented colleagues who care for each other while leveraging its leading reputation and best-in-class resources. At Inova, you can accelerate your growth and reach your fullest potential as your team builds something extraordinary together. In addition, Inova provides a large variety of benefits including medical plants, dental, vision, and retirement benefits, paid time-off, educational assistance, and student loan refinancing. 

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Nursing Program

Inova provides a Nurse Residency Program for all new graduate nurses starting their career. This 1-year program, meeting monthly for four hours in a cohort setting, provides for educational and emotional support as new graduate nurses transition from being a student to the role of the professional nurse. The monthly meetings provide a safe environment for the necessary learning and transitions, focusing on time management, communication, dealing with stress, conflict management, as well as working with complex clinical scenarios. The residency also provide additional training in evidence-based nursing practice and provides an opportunity for learners to apply the principles of EBP to unit-based issues and provide solutions to real-time identified problems.

Interventional Radiology Technologist Training Program
Inova's Interventional Radiology Technologist Training Program offers hands-on training, a didactic lecture series, a skills lab and vascular interventional radiology (IR) board preparation for radiology technologists interested in pursuing advanced certification and a career in IR.

Earn while you learn – enjoy full-time benefits and pay during your training.
Train at Northern Virginia’s only Level I Trauma Center where you will be exposed to a spectrum of cases ranging in complexity.
Continue as a full-time Interventional Radiology Technologist at an Inova hospital upon program and IR board certification completion.

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Pharmacy Technician Training Program

Inova’s Pharmacy Technician Training Program offers hands-on experiential training, a lecture series and Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) exam preparation for individuals interested in pursuing an entry-level career in pharmacy.

  • No pharmacy experience or licensure is required – minimum requirements are a high school diploma or GED.
  • Earn while you learn – enjoy full-time benefits and pay during your training.
  • Continue your career as a full-time pharmacy technician 1 at an Inova hospital, retail or specialty pharmacy upon completion of the program and PTCB certification.

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Inova's Professional Practice Model
1 - Shared Transformational Leadership
(Decision Making, Empowerment, Autonomy, Accountability, Succession Planning, Innovation)

2 - Meaningful Recognition
(ADVANCE Clinical ladder, Education Advancement, Professional Certifications, Award and Honors)

3 - Collaborative Relationships
(Community, Inter and Intradisiplinary Collaboration, Effective Communication)

4 - Professional Vision and Value
(Culture of Safety, Clinical Excellence, Work Life Balance, Appreciation of Diversity)

5 - Care Delivery System
(Patient Focused, Respect of Patient and Family Preferences, Team Approach, Efficient)

6 - Evidence-Based Practice
(Nurse-driven Research, Clinical Inquiry, Translate/Inocorporate Findings into Practice, Evaluate Patient Outcomes)