Nurse Residency Programs
Facilitate Graduate Nurse Transition into Professional Practice
AUDIO CONFERENCE ON CD OR ON-DEMAND
Sponsored by: Nurse Residency Program Builder
Presented on Thursday, June 16, 2011
The IOM recommends all new nurses participate in a nurse residency program…let us show you how to develop one yourself!
The IOM report on the Future of Nursing makes a key recommendation that all new nurses participate in a nurse residency program. Get the information you need to build your own nurse residency program, justify the investment to major stakeholders, base it on clinical and educational best practices, and evaluate outcomes and the program’s effectiveness. In this 90-minute audio conference, speakers Jim Hansen, MSN, RN-BC, and Kendra Varner, MSN, RN, will explain how they implemented and developed their own successful programs that meet the needs of their organizations.
- Learn how organizational turnover of new graduate nurses equates to tangible financial losses
- Identify the competencies your new graduates need to be successful in their nursing practice
- Build a nurse residency program that best fits your organization’s needs
- Measure the success of your program and ensure positive outcomes
- Calculate the ROI of the nurse residency program and present benefits to executives at your organization
At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:
- Discuss the preparation-practice gap
- Describe the transition-to-practice experience for the new graduate nurse
- Discuss how a nurse residency program (NRP) benefits new graduate nurses and the organization
- Identify how to design an NRP
- Describe ways to evaluate Return on Expectations (ROE) for an NRP
TAKE A LOOK AT THE AGENDA
- New graduate nurses and the preparation-practice gap
- The transition experience of new graduate nurses
- Solution: Easing the transition through a nurse residency program
- Project the costs and benefits of a program
- Identify key stakeholder needs
- Design an NRP that meets your organization’s needs
- Start with the end in mind: Competency frameworks
- Choosing a program structure
- Curriculum design
- Evaluating the program
- Understanding stakeholder Return on Expectations (ROE)
- Evaluating new nurses and the program
- Ensuring the program meets desired outcomes
- Demonstrating Return on Investment (ROI)
- Live Q&A
MEET THE SPEAKERS
Jim Hansen, MSN, RN-BC, oversees the department of new graduate and student services at Kootenai Health in Coeur d'Alene, ID, an ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®-designated facility. He has a clinical foundation in emergency and critical care nursing and focuses on designing and implementing new graduate transition to practice programs in the acute care hospital environment. He is an active faculty member of several area nursing schools and serves on the editorial board for the Journal for Nurses in Staff Development.
Kendra Varner, MSN, RN, is a nurse residency program coordinator for the Kettering Health Network in Dayton, OH, where she assists with recruitment, provides didactic instruction, rounds on the residents in the clinical setting, and gives significant psychosocial support and career guidance. Varner facilitates graduate nurse transition into professional practice through a year-long educational support program. Varner is a passionate advocate for all nurses in transition, particularly new graduates.
WHO SHOULD LISTEN?
Chief nursing officers, directors of nursing, VPs of nursing, VPs of patient care services, directors of education, staff development professionals, staff educators, preceptors, nurse retention specialists, nurse recruiters, HR professionals, nursing executives, nursing leaders, staff development specialists, nurse educators, student liaisons, nursing program faculty and collegiate educators, nurse managers
Purchase a CD or an audio on-demand of the audio conference and listen when you can. It's also a perfect training tool for new staff or as a refresher for veteran staff.
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