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Nurses to Benefit from Versant Residency Program

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Walla Walla General Hospital is preparing to launch a nurse residency program. The hospital is teaming up with Versant, a not-for-profit organization specializing in nurse residencies, to offer this 18-week program designed to help new nursing graduates get up to speed quickly and safely.

WWGH is the first hospital in Washington state to offer the Versant RN residency program.

With instructor led courses, guided clinical experience and a dedicated mentor, the program provides consistency and support in training for new nurses. The program will increase the confidence and competency of new nurses, lessen turnover, and improve employee, physician, and patient satisfaction.

The first cohort of students will begin in August 2009. For more information contact Human Resources at (509)-527-8000 ext. 1135.