Nurse Residency Program
ProHealth Care offers a Nurse Residency Program based on Benner’s Novice-to-Expert Model. The program is designed to support our novice nurses’ transition into professional nursing practice.
Monthly learning sessions will assist you in:
Developing effective decision-making skills related to clinical judgment and performance
Strengthening your commitment to nursing as a professional career choice
Formulating an individual development plan for your new clinical role
FAQ’s about the Nurse Residency Program
We know that the first year as a new nurse can be frightening, stressful, and overwhelming. This program will provide you with an educational support system to help you transition in this first year so you can continue to build your nursing practice knowledge, and a psychosocial support system to help you deal with the challenges you face in learning your new role.
One day/month you will join your nurse resident peers from other units and engage in interactive and enriching learning sessions, which will help you to critically reflect on your nursing practice. These sessions, facilitated by advanced practice nurses and other health care providers at ProHealth Care, will foster your learning from the experiences you encounter on your clinical unit.
Because the Nurse Residency Program is ongoing, you would be enrolled in the class closest to your hire date.
The Nurse Residents meets one day a month for six months.
The typical orientation focuses on technical skills as well as unit and hospital wide policies and procedures. The nurse residency program focuses on the transition from the student role to the professional nurse role.
The goals of the program are:
To provide you with support over a longer period of time to facilitate the successful transition from beginner to competent practitioner.
To provide you with a “Clinical Coach” who will support you throughout the program.
To assist you with professional development and opportunities to meet with leaders throughout the organization.