Nurse Residency Program
At University Hospitals, we believe that new graduate nurses should begin their professional nursing career with clinical support and mentoring to ensure a successful transition. UH Case Medical Center has joined with the University HealthSystems Consortium/American Association of Colleges of Nursing (UHC/AACN) to implement the Nurse Residency Program, which is a national research project, looking at best practices for supporting new graduate nurses. The Nurse Residency Program is designed to support new graduates during their first year of professional nursing practice, which extends beyond orientation.
In the Nurse Residency Program, nurse residents participate in monthly seminars and project(s) that are highly interactive and provide a learning environment intended to enrich early experiences as a professional nurse. This year-long program is incorporated as part of their regular work assignment. Seminar topics include:
- Leadership skills
- Professional Role
- Patient Outcomes
- Evidence-Based Practice
The UH Case Medical Center Nurse Residency Program provides opportunity to network, identify resources, and assist in the development of professional and personal skills for new nurses.