Whether you are a BSN grad or an AD grad enrolled in a BSN program, our Nurse Residency Program helps support you in your development as a professional nurse and a respected member of the health care team. The curricula of the two tracks have a great deal in common. There are specific curricula for the 2-year AD RN-BSN track and the 1-year BSN grad track.
Common Nurse Residency Curriculum
The curriculum, developed by the University HealthSystem Consortium and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, emphasizes critical thinking, evidence-based practice and leadership.
Through monthly educational seminars, simulation sessions, mentored clinical relationships, and a Capstone research project you will learn about and develop skills in:
- Communication, teamwork and leadership
- Anticipation, recognition, and management of changing patient conditions
- Pain management and end-of-life care
- Patient outcomes
- Evidence-based practice, nursing quality and nursing research
- Conflict resolution
- Ethical decision-making
- Cultural competence
Expectations of Nurse Residents
- Commit to a predetermined work schedule.
- Attend all learning activities scheduled and complete assignments within established timeframes
- Partner with preceptor and develop and utilize mentoring relationships that promote professional development
- Actively engage in learning experiences
- Complete tools and forms for demographic information, outcome measures, and evaluations of courses, instructors, and preceptors
- Maintain all personal records for orientation and professional development as required by the organization
- Complete and present evidence base practice Capstone Project (2013-2014 Nurse Residents' projects)
- Demonstrate safe patient care behaviors and leadership skills