Nurse Residency Program
We're proud to provide this program for new nursing graduates at Fairview. The UHC/AACN Nurse Residency ProgramTM was developed by experts from academic medical centers and schools of nursing across the country. Built on an evidence-based curriculum that meets national residency accreditation standards, the program provides a series of learning and work experiences designed to assist new graduates as they transition into their first professional roles and become leaders.
Transition experiences emphasize the development of the clinical and leadership skills necessary for the advanced beginner nurse to be successful as a full partner on the health care team. Core content focuses on three critical areas:
- Patient outcomes
- Professional role
This program is intended for recent nursing graduates at Fairview with direct care roles in the acute-care hospital setting. Eligible nurses will be automatically enrolled in the program after they have successfully applied for and accepted a position on one of our units.
- Make the transition from being an advanced beginner nurse to a competent professional nurse in the clinical environment
- Develop effective decision-making skills related to clinical judgment and performance
- Provide clinical nursing leadership at the point of care
- Strengthen his or her commitment to nursing as a professional career choice
- Formulate an individual development plan for his or her new clinical role
- Incorporate research-based evidence linked to practice outcomes into the care he or she provides
- New nurse graduates will be automatically enrolled in this program with the first class beginning around the third month of employment.
- Residency participants will be expected to attend a four-hour session once per month for 12 months. (Dates will be provided upon enrollment.)
- Residents also will participate in an evidence-based project during the year.
For more information
Mary Jean Vickers, DNP, RN, ACNS, BC
Program Manager, Clinical Development