Nurse Residency Program

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As a new nurse, we want to help you build a foundation that will support you for your entire nursing career. Our 12-month Nurse Residency Program was created to close the experience gap between nursing school and clinical practice. The program provides support for new nurses through mentorship and ongoing education. The program's ultimate goal is to provide you with the confidence, support, and success you need as you begin your nursing career at Faith Regional. 


Monthly Sessions

The Nurse Residency Program includes sessions that you will focus on:

  • Stress management and self-care
  • Interprofessional communication and conflict resolution
  • Fall prevention
  • Professional development
  • Patient care coordination
  • Resource management and delegation
  • Care of the changing patient condition
  • Patient/family education
  • Evidence-based practice
  • Conflict resolution
  • End of life care/ethical decision making/cultural competence
  • Infection prevention
  • Skin integrity/wound care
  • Quality measures and medication safety

Evidence-based Practice Projects

During the year-long residency program, you will work together with other nurse residents to complete an evidence-based practice project. The project facilitates critical thinking and encourages a culture of asking "why" and examining better and/or safer ways of doing tasks. This project increases your knowledge, confidence, and growth while also ensuring the best patient outcomes based on literature and practice. Faith Regional has incorporated new practices based on sound evidence presented by our past nurse residents. 


Opportunity to Network

The Nurse Residency Program provides you an opportunity to network with your peers and support your transition from a student nurse to a competent, confident, and independent healthcare professional. 


Requirements

To be considered for the Nurse Residency Program, you must be a new graduate RN or have less than one year of nursing experience with direct care in an acute care hospital setting. 

For More Information

Contact Faith Regional University at (402) 644-7347 to learn more about our Nurse Residency Program.

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