Nurse Residency Program

Nurse Residency Program

Strengthening the Next Generation of Nurses

A Nurse Residency Program is utilized to transform nurses from novice to competent by developing critical thinking skills and effective decision-making skills related to clinical judgment and performance.

What’s the plan?

  • Monthly Classes – Including presentations, in-depth discussion, and simulations
  • Testing – BKAT & Physical Assessment
  • Evaluation – Feedback from residents, preceptors and employee engagement

What is expected?

  • Good Attendance – Mandatory
    • Come prepared
    • Dress appropriately (scrubs)
    • Participate
  • Testing
    • No one “fails”
    • Your skills are assessed and the program is tailored to meet your needs
  • Evaluation
    • Provide ongoing feedback, suggestions, and thoughts


  • The Basics (Codes, Isolation & Legalities)
  • Respiratory Insight
  • Cardiac Concerns
  • Cognitive Complications & Discharge Dilemmas
  • Lines, Ports, Drains & Catheters
  • Eliminating ErrorsGregWhitaker_GoodSamaritan_Feb2016_0336
  • Nutrition Navigation
  • Diabetic Do’s and Don’ts
  • Wound Wisdom
  • Operational Operations
  • Pediatric Pals
  • Drug Abuse
  • The End Walk
  • Fails with Falls
  • The Journey Continues