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Nurse Residency Program

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 simulationsGregWhitaker_GoodSam_Apr7_15_0569
  • 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