Cape Fear Valley Health Acute Care Nurse Residency Program North Carolina

Cape Fear Valley Health Acute Care Nurse Residency Program North Carolina

ACUTE CARE RESIDENCY Application Deadline: July 14, 2012 Program Begins: August 27, 2012 Must be licensed as RN in North Carolina by start of program. Cape Fear Valley Health System offers a comprehensive Acute Care Residency. We offer students high quality instruction in nursing theory and clinical practice. We are committed to provide an opportunity […]

ACUTE CARE RESIDENCY

Application Deadline: July 14, 2012
Program Begins: August 27, 2012

Must be licensed as RN in North Carolina by start of program.

Cape Fear Valley Health System offers a comprehensive Acute Care Residency. We offer students high quality instruction in nursing theory and clinical practice. We are committed to provide an opportunity for the new graduate nurses to build a strong acute care foundation and become highly skilled practitioners. In doing so, a great amount of resources are dedicated to this goal. We ask that residents offer an equally high degree of commitment in return.

Course Description: The Acute Care Residency is designed according to American Academy of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) Guidelines. The 16 week program will consist of two weeks of Hospital and Nursing Core Orientation, 10 weeks of classroom and clinical rotation, and 4 weeks of intensive training on final unit. During the 10 weeks of clinical rotation, the nurse resident will receive training in the following areas:

  • Emergency Department
  • Progressive Care Unit
  • Long Term Acute Care Unit

At the end of the 10 week clinical rotation, the resident will apply and interview to their desired unit. We encourage the resident to apply to all interested areas. After acceptance to their areas, the residents will work closely with preceptors for the remaining 4 weeks. After the completion of the 16 week program, the residents will continue to meet monthly with the Course Coordinators for mandatory Staff Development Training. This will continue throughout their first year of employment.

Expectations: To successfully complete this program, the resident is expected to:

  • Participate in clinical discussion and class presentations
  • Complete Competency Checklists performed during clinical rotation
  • Effectively communicate with other healthcare professionals
  • Accept constructive comments from Residency Coordinators, Patient Care Manager, Preceptor, and other health professionals
  • Display compassion toward patient and patient’s family members
  • Attend Mandatory Staff Development Training through first year of employment

Upon acceptance into the Acute Care Residency Program, the student will be expected to abide by all policies of Cape Fear Valley Health System that are outlined in the Employee Handbook. Specific attention will be paid to tardiness, absenteeism, dress code and guest relations. For the duration of the program, the resident is an employee of the Acute Care Residency and the course coordinators will be considered their immediate supervisors. Residents are expected to focus on the requirements of the program. Participation in the Acute Care Residency is discouraged if the resident is currently enrolled in college level or advanced degree courses.

For more information about the Acute Care Residency, please contact:

Tonya Stribling Tonya Stribling
Human Resources Department
1320 Medical Drive
Fayetteville, NC 28304
910-615-4400
Sara Nunnery Sara Nunnery
Human Resources Department
1320 Medical Drive
Fayetteville, NC 28304
910-615-7913