This program helps new graduates successfully transition from nursing school to professional practice by providing an emotional support network and education to develop critical thinking skills and new-graduate competence.
To participate, the applicant must be a nurse graduate of an accredited school of nursing. The graduate residency program is a four-month orientation program that consists of unit orientation with a preceptor to include completion of the RN skills checklist, weekly educational transitional sessions, bi-weekly conferences with the clinical leader or clinical educator, weekly peer support group meetings, one-on-one mentors assigned, as requested, and a rotation through the Academy of Patient Safety, Holston Valley’s pilot program for the Safest Unit project.
All new graduate nurses at Holston Valley are required to participate in the residency program in order to provide them a smooth transition from student nurse to RN.
Nursing Stepping Stones provides support, mentoring and education throughout a nurse’s first year of practice and is offered three times per month to accommodate new graduates’ schedules.
New graduates are placed in either the med-surg track or the critical care track. These 10-week programs include multiple evidence-based courses and hands-on practice in the skills lab that are designed to meet the educational needs of new graduates. Nurses attend classes twice a week and spend time with their preceptor each week applying the concepts taught in class to actual patient care.
If you have what it takes, have a burning
desire to excel in the field of nursing and want to join a healthcare
leader, we want to hear from you today. For more information on a nursing career
at Wellmont contact a nurse recruiter at (423) 224-6464 or (423)
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