Our program is spread over ten months to ensure a stronger support system for transition from new graduate nurse to professional nurse. We cover content and activities that facilitate the acquisition of skills needed in the professional role in conjunction with the clinical and technical skills in your unit orientation. Sessions are four hours once a month.
Hamilton Medical Center’s Nurse Residency Program has several features that make it different from the surrounding programs.
- No application process or acceptance needed. If you are a new graduate registered nurse with less than six months of experience you will be a participant of the Nurse Residency Program.
- You apply for the job that YOU want. Hamilton’s Residency Program does not hire with rotating clinical positions with permanent positions offered upon completion. You are hired into the organization, to the position in which you apply and you will participate in the program.
- There is NO contract to sign. The Nurse Residency is for all new graduate registered nurses.
- The program meets once a month for just four hours. Nurse Residency is designed to supplement your unit orientation and provide the extra support during your transition from new graduate nurse to professional nurse.
Each session includes:
Roundtable Discussion: This is a time for you to share experiences with your fellow residents. This is a safe forum in which each of you can share experiences and find peer confidants.
Didactic Presentation: Subject matter experts speak on the topic of the day.
Critical Thinking Exercises/Simulation: Participation in these activities will help you connect “book knowledge” to real-life clinical challenges.
Session Topics to include: Working with your Interdisciplinary Team and Patient Satisfaction, End of Life Management, Stress Management, Evidence-Based Practice/ Professional Development, Pain Management, Lean Six Sigma, The Deteriorating Patient, Wound care, Quality, Safety and Ethical Decision-Making.
Nurse Residency Schedule 2018-2019 Cohort
|August 3||Working With Your Interdisciplinary Team and Patient Satisfaction|
|September 7||End of Life Management|
|October 5||What’s Your Participation in Evidence-Based Practice?|
|November 2||Stress/Time Management|
|December 7||Pain Management|
|January 4||Wound Care|
|February 1||The Deteriorating Patient|
|March 1||Quality/Safety and Ethical Decision-Making|
|April 5||Lean Six Sigma|
|May 3||Graduation and Professional Development Presentations|