Thornton 2 West has approximately 60 employees. Over 90% of the RN's have their BSN and 30% have an AACN recognized certification. We are a
unique unit that advocates for patient safety and satisfaction through
transformational leadership, innovation, and empowerment of the
The PCU (Progressive Care Unit) serves as a stepping stone for those patients who
are well enough to leave the ICU, but may still require closer
monitoring than that provided on our Medical/Surgical or Telemetry
units. We care for a wide variety of patient populations, including but
not limited to: patients suffering from traumatic injuries, medicine patients, general surgery patients, bariatric surgery patients, Cystic Fibrosis patients and those with Epilepsy.
La Jolla Thornton Hospital 2nd floor
Number of Beds:
Ideal candidates are those nurses who put patients and their families
at the center of the health care team. We are looking for nurses that
exhibit compassion, caring, a commitment to quality evidence based
outcomes, a team player, and someone interested in participating in performance improvement projects. We require a CA Rn license and BCLS/ACLS certification along with PCCN certification and prefer NICHE GRN certification.
Nurses with experience in critical care and/or progressive care, and
have supporting documentation regarding their competencies and skills
are encouraged to apply.
New Grad Programs
We offer quarterly new graduate training programs. Each new grad participates in a three part program which includes:
- 12 week preceptorship: new grads are paired with an experienced RN to gain clinical skills and advance critical thinking.
- Each New Grad RN will attend the Critical Care Intern Program: 12 comprehensive lectures reviewing critical care topics.
- Nurse Residency Program: this 12 month program is designed to
help new grads throughout UC San Diego transition smoothly into their
new roles as professional nurses.