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Nurse Residency Program


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Program Goals:

  • Help new graduates confidently transition from student to nurse
  • Assist experienced nurses who are returning to practice or new to a hospital setting
  • Identify and address gaps in knowledge
  • Improve clinical skills and decision making
  • Provide a supportive environment through team building and mentorship


Clinical Competency:

  • IV Therapy & Blood Transfusions
  • PCAs and Epidurals
  • Urinary Catheterization
  • NG Tubes and Enteral Feeding
  • Respiratory Care
  • Code Blue & Rapid Response Simulation
  • Cardiac Rhythm Interpretation
  • Safe Patient Handling

*High-Fidelity Manikin utilization


Supportive Environment:

  • Cohort Groups
  • Regular Check-ins
  • Assigned Mentors
  • Professional Goal Development
  • Growth Opportunities


Transition to Practice:

  • Effective Communication
  • Critical Thinking Development
  • Conflict Resolution Strategies
  • Process Improvement
  • Self-Care and Work/Life Balance


Nurse Residency Session Plans

Session 1:

  • Welcome to Nurse Residency
  • Basic Cardiac Rhythm interpretation
  • Effective Communication

Session 2:

  • Nurse Residency Check-In
  • Nurse Quality
  • IV Therapy & Skills Practice, Blood Transfusion
  • Respiratory Review
  • Enteral Feeding, NG’s, Drain Care, Catheterization

Session 3:

  • Nurse Residency Check-In
  • Safe Patient Handling & Early Mobility
  • Nursing Benefits
  • Hospital & Community Resources
  • Residency Wrap-Up


*Individual mentor check-ins monthly.



Marie Graham, MHA, BSN, RN, NE-BC

Nurse Manager of Education & Health Management Center

Anderson Hospital


Cell: 618-660-9719

[email protected]