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Nurse Residency Programs: Redesigning the transition Into Practice

Herdrich, Bob MS, RN; Lindsay, Aindrea MS, RN

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Abstract

Two Wisconsin healthcare systems created a common definition and identified the essential components for a model nurse residency program (NRP). This community learning design was based on action learning principles. The results demonstrated improved retention, critical thinking, socialization, ability to manage stress, and problem-solving skills in new graduate nurses. The findings suggest that significant redesign of traditional learning methodology is required to achieve desired goals.

© 2006 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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