The Caster Nursing Institute
The Terrence and Barbara Caster Institute for Nursing Excellence
Transforming lives through caring, innovation and leadership.
At Sharp HealthCare, nurses are a diverse team of professionals, working in roles from bedside care to administration. Nurses are the front line of The Sharp Experience and are central to our accomplishments, not only as an organization, but also for the patients and loved ones we care for each and every day.
Recognizing the important role that nurses play in transforming the lives of patients and their families, the Terrence and Barbara Caster Institute for Nursing Excellence was created to provide nurses with resources and opportunities for enhanced collaboration, best-practice sharing and lifelong learning.
Making health care better.
The institute ensures optimal patient outcomes throughout the organization and gives nursing professionals access to unprecedented opportunities for collaboration, community involvement and lifelong learning.
The Caster Nursing Institute aims to advance nursing practice and patient outcomes through four centers of excellence — each with a unique focus.
- The Wiesler Center for Professional Growth
Reflects the value of lifelong learning and provides opportunities for nurses to continually grow and acquire new knowledge and skills.
- The Center for Inquiry and Innovation
Promotes the value of a questioning attitude to advance evidence-based practice, research and innovation.
- The Center for Education and Technology
Embraces the value of reflective practice and promotes learning in classroom, virtual and simulated clinical settings.
- The Center for Community Engagement
Reflects the value of partnership and works to advance the nursing profession and the health of those served in the region.
Supporting San Diego's nurses.
Through the Caster Nursing Institute, Sharp partners with prestigious nursing schools to provide on-site clinical education to more students, yielding graduates with top qualifications. The institute's Educational Excellence Fund was established to offer scholarships that support continued education and certification classes for Sharp's nurses, developing future health care leaders, educators, researchers and policy makers.