Nursing at Meridian

Meridian Health is proud of our nurses who consistently demonstrate their outstanding commitment to excellence in patient care and to the ideals of the profession.

Our nurses are known not only for the finest quality care they deliver to patients, but also the contributions that they make to the advancement of the nursing science. Through research and evidence-based practice, Meridian nurses strive for the knowledge and evidence that improves outcomes and the quality of care. Meridian nurses also help advance the profession by contributing extensively to many publications; sharing research findings and other medical information with audiences throughout the state, the nation, and the world; and serving as health care ambassadors and advocates in the communities in which they live and work.

Meridian Health Nursing consistently exceeds benchmarks and is nationally cited for our excellence. Along with numerous organizational and individual awards, nearly 79% of the nurses at Meridian Health are nationally credentialed in their area of clinical practice.

Meridian nurses have worked collectively toward such accomplishments as attaining Magnet recertification at our three legacy campuses, Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Ocean Medical Center, and Riverview Medical Center; achieving accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education; accomplishing national certification rates across the system that are well above the national benchmark, and receiving NDNQI Nurse Satisfaction scores that are in the top quartile.

Health care reform continued to advance with emerging models of care that have the potential to revolutionize how we deliver our care and high-quality services. Undoubtedly, nurses will continue to be at the forefront of this change, aspiring to meet and exceed the increasingly complex demands of the world in which we live. Nurses are strong, resilient, and they persevere. They embrace change, adapt, and never lose sight of their purpose and calling.  Nurses always have, and always will, continue to approach each day with passion and enthusiasm, making a difference in every life they touch.

I am very excited to be a Meridian nurse. Our journey into the future will continue to build upon the extraordinary legacy we’ve worked to create – and, the future is very bright for those here and to come.

Maureen E. Sintich, R.N., MSN, MBA, WHNP-BC, NEA-BC
Senior Vice President of Nursing
Chief Nursing Officer


Our Leadership
Learn more about the leadership team that helps make us number one in quality nursing care in New Jersey. 

Professional Practice Model
The Professional Practice Model is our framework that supports our nursing team in everyday practice and our belief that the highest-quality patient care is based on partnerships between our nurses and other clinicians, patients, families, and the community.

Our Nursing Philosophy
In concert with the Mission, Vision and Beliefs of Meridian Health, the preeminent health system in New Jersey, we, the professional nursing staff in collaboration with the medical staff and other members of the heath care team, provide holistic family and patient-centered care based on each individual's needs. This care embraces a continuum of services and encompasses levels of care in a diversified system, throughout the lifespan, regardless of the patient's health, status, race, gender, age, ethics, geographic, socioeconomic and religious or sexual orientation.

Nursing Achievements
Share your accomplishments for 2015 and show MAGNET your part in nurse excellence here at Meridian Health. This information will be compiled to create the 2015 Meridian Health Nursing Annual Report.

Nursing Education
As the first system in the country to achieve Magnet recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, Meridian Health has been hailed as a national leader in the delivery of quality nursing care.

Nursing Careers at Meridian
Are you interested in joining the Meridian Health nursing team?

NICHE Program
The vision of NICHE is for all patients 65 and over to be given sensitive and exemplary care. The mission of NICHE is to import principles and tools to stimulate a change in the culture of health care facilities to achieve patient-centered care for older adults.

R.N. C.A.R.E Program
C.A.R.E. is an outcome based clinical recognition program for Registered Nurses, through which clinical nurses are acknowledged and rewarded for achieving and demonstrating increased levels of expertise and for their ability to make an impact on patient outcomes.

The Ann May Center has created a dedicated email address to field questions and serve as a resource to help you get started on the path to your BSN. Learn more here. 

ANCC Magnet Designation
In 1998, Meridian Health was the first health care system in the nation to achieve Magnet nursing status at each of our hospitals.

For more information:

Ann May Center for Nursing
1350 Campus Parkway, Suite 101
Neptune, NJ 07753

phone: 732-481-8570
fax: 732-481-8597

For more information on nursing careers with Meridian, contact Human Resources at (732) 751-7591.