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Developing an Effective Nurse Residency Program | Nurse Residency Programs

Developing an Effective Nurse Residency Program

June 30, 2014 1:07 am


Developing an Effective Nurse Residency Program

Vicky Goeddeke, RN, MS, CEN, CPEN, December 29, 2009

Editor’s note: This is the second article in a two-part series about nurse residency programs. Part one, which discussed the benefits provided by residency programs, appeared in the November 17 edition of the NurseLeaders weekly e-newsletter.

Benner (1984) told us that upon becoming a nurse, individuals develop in stages based on gaining experience. It is important to note that Benner describes experience not as longevity with the passage of time, but rather as the refinement of knowledge through encounters with many practical situations. Nurses are typically exposed to a variety of patients and care situations along the path to becoming competent. A well-structured nurse residency program can guide the new graduate nurse through exposure to many circumstances, thereby increasing experience, which in turn supports quicker development of competence.  Click to read more.