Nurse Residency Program Pilot
Repository Posting Date2018-05-14T19:16:35Z
TypeDNP Capstone Project
Level of EvidenceOther
Research ApproachPilot/Exploratory Study
CINAHL HeadingsInternship and Residency; New Graduate Nurses; Transitional Programs; Preceptorship; Rural Health; Nursing Practice; Hospitals, Rural
Purpose: Nurse Residency programs (NRPs) have shown great promise in helping to transition the new RN to the role of a practicing nurse. This document describes the development of a nurse residency program pilot (NRPP) at a small rural hospital in Northern Michigan. This document describes a structured NRPP modeled after the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) transition to practice modules. The document demonstrates the benefits that a structured NRPP had in facilitating the development of relationships between hospital preceptors and newly hired registered nurses (NHRN). This document discusses how the NRPP incorporated evidence to support transition to practice RN (TTP-RN) acculturation into facility culture through the development of relationships between the preceptors and TTP-RNs. Further, this document incorporates the evidence from various transition and learning theories that were used in the construction of structured NRPP modules.
Data sources: Electronic search engines and databases retrieved relevant published research studies from AB/INFORM collection, OVID, MEDLINE, CINAHL, and ProQuest data banks; research dating from 1996 to 2017 are included. Collection and analysis of the data was conducted during and after completion of the NRPP.
Conclusion: This document emphasizes relationship building as a key approach used during implementation of a NRPP and describes the findings and implications related to this approach.
Advisor(s)Morgan, Hilary S.
Degree GrantorJacksonville University
Date of Publication2018-05-14
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