Nursing at South Shore Health

Nursing at South Shore Health
Magnet Recognised

Caring for our community. That’s what it means to be a nurse at South Shore Health. Whether practicing at South Shore Hospital or in our patients’ homes, our nursing team demonstrates skill, commitment and compassion every day. 

South Shore Hospital has achieved Magnet® recognition three times for nursing excellent by the American Nurses Credential Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®.  Magnet recognition is one of the best ways for patients to identify hospitals that have a demonstrated commitment to high quality care and innovation as only seven percent of US hospital’s achieve this status. 

The Magnet designation applies to nurses at South Shore Hospital and our Home & Community Care division.

Nursing Annual Report

Read our 2023 Nursing Annual Report to learn how nurses make a difference at South Shore Health.


Interested in Joining Our Team?

If you place a priority on learning and professional development and want to work for an organization that provides quality patient care, South Shore Health is an excellent career choice.
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Meet Our Nurses

Hear from our nurses and physicians about our culture, growth opportunities, and supportive work environment.

Continuing Education

American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation

South Shore Hospital is an accredited provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Commission on Accreditation. This voluntary pursuit of excellence is a reflection of the dedication of our team and the quality of educational activities we produce. Our high-quality programs will support your nursing license renewal. 

Professional development for colleagues is ingrained in our culture at South Shore Health. Our professional development department consists of expert Clinical Professional Development Specialists and Clinical Nurse Educators (off shift support). We offer a wide variety of programs for all colleagues to reach their full potential and that support lifelong learning and professional growth. Programs include Transition to Practice: New Graduate Nurse and Specialty Area programs, leadership development, nursing shared governance, and our clinical ladder program. With the assistance of our Academic Clinical Coordinator, SSH can support your ongoing professional growth and development in various ways including clinical placement opportunities, tuition reimbursement, letters of recommendation, evidence based electronic resources, goal setting, and more. The Friends of South Shore Health also offer scholarships to colleagues developing their expertise.

Any nurse in Massachusetts may earn continuing education units (CEUs) toward specialty certifications by attending South Shore Hospital's ANCC programs. Please call the clinical professional development office at 781-624-8349 for information about our education program.

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The Clinical Ladder Program

This program serves as a professional growth and development opportunity for South Shore Health nurses who meet eligibility criteria. It is an opportunity to showcase your professionalism, clinical expertise, and exceptional practice reflective of an advanced level clinician through portfolio writing.

The portfolio provides a written history of the nurse’s professional growth over time (spanning his or her career), using various methods of documentation to tell that candidate’s unique story. The nurse develops and assembles narratives and other documentation related to professional activities and attributes reflective of current practice and creates a portfolio, which will be presented to the Clinical Ladder Review Board for advancement consideration. 

Clinical Ladder Recipients
Clinical Ladder Recognition Recipients Naomi Pollara, BSN, RN, and Michael Rodrigues, BSN, RN, CRNI.

Shared Governance

At South Shore Health, nurses voices matter in decision-making, problem-solving, and innovation. Shared Governance is an organizational structure that provides a framework, based on the belief that nurses closest to the patient are in the best position to make decisions related to patient care and nursing practice. This framework allows nurses at all levels to work collaboratively to advance nursing practice, standards and outcomes as leaders. The framework empowers clinical nurses to participate and lead decision-making processes, based on evidence-based practice.

Shared Governance

Nursing Professional Practice Model

Nursing Professional Practice Model

The Professional Practice Model (PPM) at South Shore Hospital (SSH) provides the foundation for nursing practice and drives how nurses practice and deliver quality patient care. The PPM model is aligned with the nursing mission, vision, and values. The PPM provides a visual representation of the professional nursing identify at SSH. SSH’s PPM includes the components of the shared governance structure, the Clinical Recognition Program, Jean Watson’s Caring Model, nursing peer review, the nursing quality plan and the use of evidenced-based practice. The model components are held together and supported by the SSH structures and processes outline in policy and procedures. The Professional Governance Model maintains and enhances nursing practice through empowerment and point of service decision-making. Nurses at all levels are empowered to affect decision making through the shared governance structure together with the leadership of the Chief Nursing Officer (CNO).

Nurses Make the Difference

Boston Marathon South Shore Health Nursing Team

How We Work

South Shore Health works "As One" providing exceptional care.

How We Work

Mary Burke Roth, RN

Clinician of the Year

South Shore Home Care celebrates Mary Burke Roth, RN, who was named Clinician of the Year by the Home Care Alliance of Massachusetts

Clinician of the Year

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Top Tier Nurses

Our caregivers are recognized for their excellence.

Top Tier Nurses