RN New Graduate Residency Program

new gradsOur new grad RN residency program was developed by Clinical Nurse Educators for the new graduate RN interested in working the Medical Surgical Units for Adventist Health Central Valley Network. It is a uniquely designed 12 week program that provides ongoing support. The structured curriculum supports an environment of learning and working experiences that will prepare the new graduate RN to transition confidently into nursing practice.

The combination of didactic instruction and clinical experience is utilized throughout the first 9 weeks, including physician lead discussions on topics such as Congestive Heart Failure and Renal Failure. Additionally, during the first 9 weeks, new graduate nurses are working (5) eight hour shifts Monday-Friday. Direct patient care is provided by the new graduate while under the supervision of assigned preceptors. Also, the new graduate RN rotates through alternative experiences such as the Emergency Department, Surgical Services, Interventional Radiology and also spend time with the PICC Team and Acute Hemodialysis nurse.

At approximately week 10, the new graduate nurse is converted to a 12 hour shift employee and begins a concentrated clinically based preceptorship with an assigned preceptor on a designated Medical Surgical unit. Once the initial clinical orientation is completed, about 12 weeks, the new graduate RN will remain in contact with program coordinators as they continue to remain a resource and also lead monthly FACETIME meetings. These FACETIME meetings facilitate exchange of experiences and knowledge amongst new graduates as well as on-going support and guidance.

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