Wilmington RIBN Students to Join NHRMC Schwartz Rounds Sessions

The Wilmington chapter of Regionally Increasing Baccalaureate Nurses—a dual enrollment nursing education program partnership between CHHS and CFCC—has been invited to join the New Hanover Regional Medical Center’s Schwartz Rounds sessions.

The sessions, held on the third Thursday of each month, are an opportunity for RIBN students to develop their professional nursing skills by connecting with other career caregivers and hearing the stories and experiences of established healthcare professionals.

The Schwartz Rounds, developed by the Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare, “offer healthcare providers a regularly scheduled time during their fast-paced work lives to openly and honestly discuss the social and emotional issues they face in caring for patients and families.”

Erin Escarsega, RIBN advisor for both CHHS and CFCC, describes the mission of the Schwartz Center as having a focus on “compassionate care so that patients and their caregivers relate to one another in a way that proves hope to the patient, support to caregivers, and sustenance to the healing process.”

 Escarsega, along with a student from each year of RIBN, attended this month’s meeting to hear a Pediatric ICU physician and a Respiratory Therapist share stories about “miracles at the bedside.”