Cape Fear Valley Health System Critical Care Residency Nurse Residency Program

Cape Fear Valley Health System Critical Care Residency Nurse Residency Program

Cape Fear Valley Health System Critical Care Residency Nurse Residency Program Cape Fear Valley Health System Critical Care Residency Nurse Residency Program requires all applicants are licensed as RN in North Carolina by start of program. Cape Fear Valley Health System offers a comprehensive Critical Care Residency. We offer students high quality instruction in nursing […]

Cape Fear Valley Health System Critical Care Residency Nurse Residency Program

Cape Fear Valley Health System Critical Care Residency Nurse Residency Program requires all applicants are licensed as RN in North Carolina by start of program.

Cape Fear Valley Health System offers a comprehensive Critical 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 critical 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 Critical Care Residency is designed to reflect best practice principals and evidence-based medicine. 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:

  • Adult ICU (MICU/SICU/CICU)
  • Cardiac Surgery ICU (CSICU)
  • Adult ICU (Highsmith Rainey Hospital)

At the end of the 10 weeks, the resident will apply and interview for a position in the ICU. After acceptance to their unit, the resident will work with a preceptor 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 additional staff development and critical care 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 Critical 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 Critical 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 Critical Care Residency is discouraged if the resident is currently enrolled in college level or advanced degree courses.

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

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