Students graduate from UNC Medical Center Nurse Residency Program

Twenty-seven nurses graduated from the program on March 14 after presenting their evidence-based leadership projects.

Students graduate from UNC Medical Center  Nurse Residency Program click to enlarge The 2016 graduates of the UNC Medical Center Nurse Residency Program

The UNC Medical Center Nurse Residency Program (NRP) is a year-long program supporting transition from academia to practice for new graduate nurses. The wrap-around support from all levels of the nursing department is designed to assist new nurses develop the competence and confidence as a professional nurse.

The program is layered on top of orientation to provide mentored clinical relationships which support development as a professional nurse. The first component of the NRP involves participation in service line sessions highly focused on clinical skills and issues relevant to the unit and service line of the participant. These sessions run for a period of two to six months. Around month two  or three, the second component begins, consisting of 12 monthly sessions that cover topics relating to professional roles, leadership and achieving quality patient outcomes. These monthly session topics are relevant to all service lines and involve interaction with session leaders and peers.

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