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Resident nurse training programme at SJD Barcelona Children’s Hospital

Do your specialised paediatric nurse residency by taking part in a self-directed personalised training programme

Our theoretical/practical training programme

What teaching methods are used at SJD Barcelona Children’s Hospital?

We give priority to tutor-guided, self-directed, experience-based learning. During the consecutive rotations the resident nurse has to be fully committed to acquiring the knowledge, skills and attitudes set out in the programme. The activities are essentially practical, although they are combined with analysis and study.

Will I be assigned a person for support during my residency?

Yes. There is a tutor for every four residents who will be there to support you throughout your residency and be involved in your progress. In each rotation unit, you will also have a teaching nurse mentor who will guide you through the learning process.

Your interventions will be directly supervised but, once you have acquired the competencies, you will gain autonomy and the supervision will be more indirect.

What will the theoretical and practical learning be based on?

As you are practicing and learning how to deliver care in the different areas of paediatrics, you will gradually take on responsibilities as you achieve the necessary competencies. At the same time, you will continue to have follow-up from the tutors and weekly sessions, as well as theoretical work or the preparation of a nursing research task. The training programme gives detailed information on the planned activities, which include the following:

  • Observation of the nursing team with reflection afterwards through the resident’s diary or notebook.
  • Seminars, workshops, tutorials, individual or group study and work.
  • Development of learning through the study of real or simulated problem-based cases, which put the resident in situations that require them to search for information, apply new knowledge, make decisions and work independently, critically and reflectively.
  • Practical and simulation sessions.
  • Case presentation sessions in front of the tutors and classmates.
  • Search for and selection of bibliographical information and online resources. Additional reading of articles and documents.
  • Participation in seminars directly related to the competencies that a specialist nurse must acquire.
What specialist areas will I do my rotations in?

You will do rotations in the following specialised units:

What specific training will I receive?

You will receive training through our online platform and on-site. You will also take part in the programme through micro-learning and simulation activities. You can also choose three training courses in Education Sant Joan de Déu that suit your interests and needs.

Specific training EIR R1:

  • Welcome and cross-curricular learning.
  • Computer applications.
  • Laboratory preliminary analytical phase and transfusion safety.
  • Maternal breastfeeding.
  • Grief workshop.
  • Infection prevention measures (simulation).
  • Research methods.
  • Training in pain and oxygen therapy.
  • Handling of Entonox.

Specific training EIR R2:

  • Paediatric and neonatal advanced life support.
  • Basic concepts in the care of the critical patient.
  • Seminar course on initiation to Neonatal ICU.
  • Non-invasive ventilation (NIV).
What does the final EIR research project entail?

During your residency you will have to do a research project on a subject consistent with the institution’s lines of nursing research. The objective is to promote innovation and scientific activity among our nursing professionals. You will have to present your project on International Nurses Day, in the first week of May, at SJD Barcelona Children’s Hospital.

You can also choose three training courses from the Paediatrics Classroom that suit your interests and needs free of charge.

Why choose SJD Barcelona Children’s Hospital to do my nursing residency?

The paediatric nursing residency at SJD Barcelona Children’s Hospital is based on self-directed learning and a commitment to the practice of paediatric nursing, innovation, research and the humanisation of care.

One of the distinctive features of our centre is how important values are for each of our healthcare professionals in their daily practice. Hospitality, responsibility, respect, quality and spirituality are all important elements for our organisation.

In our hospital, you will be trained in an environment where the child and the family are at the centre of and participate in decisions – known as a “patient-and-family-focused care model”. You will be able to progress thanks to the support of healthcare professionals with a broad range of experience and you will become a paediatric nurse in a context of participation in a highly complex multidisciplinary environment. All this will enable you to work in any children’s hospital department in the future.

The training programme has been designed and improved based on the experience of the residents who have passed through the hospital since the EIR began, and we continue working to adapt it to the current situation of residents and their theoretical and practical needs. According to the feedback from the satisfaction survey conducted in 2016, 90% of residents would do their paediatric nursing residency in our hospital again.