Nurse Residency Program
“I have been very happy with the residency program. It has relieved the great anxiety of coming from a theory-based BSN program.”
“I am a better nurse because of the residency program. I love my job and attribute that in part to this program.”
“I feel this position would have been overwhelming had I not had the residency program to help me.”
Expectations and Results
- Commit to employment with UW Health for a minimum of two years
- Adhere to all institutional guidelines as a member of the professional nursing staff
- Participate actively in learning experiences
Outcome instruments are completed on hire, at 6 months, and at 12 months in the program. Nurse Residents have demonstrated a significant increase over time in communication, leadership, and an ability to organize and prioritize cares. They have also experienced a decrease in perceived stress over the year.
Since implementing the Vizient/AACN Nurse Residency Program in 2004, UW Health has experienced a significant improvement in retention of new graduate nurses.
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