Professional Development Specialist Sharon Hospital RN
Health Quest
 Poughkeepsie, NY


Nuvance Health is a family of award-winning nonprofit hospitals and healthcare professionals in the Hudson Valley and western Connecticut. Nuvance Health combines highly skilled physicians, state-of-the-art facilities and technology, and compassionate caregivers dedicated to providing quality care across a variety of clinical areas, including Cardiovascular, Neurosciences, Oncology, Orthopedics, and Primary Care.

Nuvance Health has a network of convenient hospital and outpatient locations — Danbury Hospital, New Milford Hospital, Norwalk Hospital and Sharon Hospital in Connecticut, and Northern Dutchess Hospital, Putnam Hospital Center and Vassar Brothers Medical Center in New York — plus multiple primary and specialty care physician practices locations, including The Heart Center, a leading provider of cardiology care, and two urgent care offices. Non-acute care is offered through various affiliates, including the Thompson House for rehabilitation and skilled nursing services, and the Home Care organizations. For more information about Nuvance Health, visit


The Professional Development Specialist is the clinical expert in evidence-based nursing practice in the areas assigned. The Professional Development Specialist will work under the ANA Scope and Standards of Practice for Nursing Professional Development roles established by the American Nurse's Credentialing Center (ANCC) to include: Educator, Consultant, Researcher, Facilitator, Change Agent, and Leader. The PDS will also exemplify the eight nursing characteristics identified in the AACN Synergy Model (Clinical Judgment, Facilitation of Learning, and Response to Diversity, Clinical Inquiry, Systems Thinking, Collaboration, Advocacy, and Caring Practices).


Master's degree in Nursing from an accredited program or currently in the process

Minimum Experience: 2-5 years of educational experience in an acute care or academic organization or demonstrated expertise in a clinically equivalent role.

Required Certification/ Registration: Current New York State Registered Nurses. Certification in Nursing Specialty is required within 6 months of hire. ACLS / BLS / PALS provider status required, instructor certification preferred.

ICU or ED experience required

M-F, Weekends and Holiday as needed