The 750 full-time and 250 part-time nurses at Bayview are all encouraged to attain advanced degrees, so Bayview offers help in many ways:
- Sollers Point Initiative Program—Named for the Baltimore high school with which Bayview has a partnership, it enables senior-year students to train on-site as patient-care technicians, with the possibility of one to two students continuing their education at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing.
- College of Notre Dame cohort—RNs seeking to earn a BS spend two-and-a-half years as members of a cohort that, one night a week, attends classes taught by the nearby college’s instructors in the hospital.
$5,000-a-year stipend—given, with approval, to nurses pursuing an advanced nursing degree.
- Tuition-forgiveness program—This competitive program is open to all degree-pursuing nurses, who must complete an application that includes recommendations and explaining to a selection committee what they plan to do with their degrees. Those accepted have tuition and textbook expenses covered by Bayview.
- Online study—with any institution accredited by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.
- Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing—offers a variety of degree-attaining routes, including bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, and online options.
- Clinical Academic Practice Partnership (CAPP)—Experienced nurses who serve as preceptors earn college credits, the number dependent on the hours spent precepting.