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RN Residency Program
The Sarasota Memorial Hospital’s (SMH) Nurse Residency Program (NRP) accredited with distinction from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). The innovative program provides newly licensed RNs with clinical experience, expertise, and support as they begin to transition to the role of a professional nurse. The SMH’s NRP is one of only four in the Florida and was among the first ten accredited Nurse Residency Program across the United States.
According to the ANCC, research suggests that Nurse Residency Programs can reduce nurse turnover, increase job satisfaction, and improve clinical competence. The In 2010, Institute of Medicine’s report ‘The Future of Nursing : Leading Change, Advancing Health made a specific recommendation from a body of evidence, that federal government, healthcare organizations, and accrediting bodies implement nurse residency programs when transitioning from the academia to healthcare settings.
The ANCC Practice to Transition Accreditation validates hospital residency programs that help new graduate nurses successfully transition into their practice as an RN. Accredited programs are required to exemplify rigorous, evidenced-based standards for quality and excellence.
SMH’s Nurse Residency Program is a 14-month program for newly licensed RNs who have been hired to a nursing unit. Benefits of the NRP are:
- Improved patient outcomes.
- Increased nurse retention.
- Enhanced critical thinking and problem solving.
- Enhanced leadership skills.
- Development of effective decision-making skills.
- Increased confidence in clinical nursing practice.
Fundamental nursing skills for quality and safe patient care are honed in one of three nurse residency units for several weeks. The nurse residents then transition to their specialty unit of hire to complete unit-specific clinical orientation and training. The new graduates are hired to a cohort of peers.SMH is accepting applications year round. You must be licensed by the state of Florida by the residency start date. Apply online. The Nurse Recruiter will review your information and notifications will send to eligible candidates. Potential candidates will be invited to an interview with hiring managers.
The program, which began in 2007, includes one – on – one personalized coaching with specially trained and experienced SMH nurses who have a passion for mentoring and training. In addition to comprehensive orientation to SMH, the nurse residents participate in professional development classes, case studies, expert speakers, and simulation training.