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Journal for Nurses in Professional Development:
doi: 10.1097/NND.0000000000000063
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TERN Residency Program: Transitioning the Experienced Registered Nurse

Longo, M. Anne PhD, MBA, RN-BC, NEA-BC; Young, Deborah MSN, RN-BC, CPN; Jones, Carolon MSN, RN-BC; Shaw, Carol A. MSN, RN-BC; Werner, Ruthanne MSN, MEd, RN-BC; Minor, Donna MSN, RN, CPN; Hoying, Cheryl PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE

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Abstract

One pediatric hospital addressed the challenges of registered nurses (RNs) transitioning to new roles by developing a year-long residency for experienced RNs, whether newly hired or transitioning to another role within the hospital. The evidence-based program’s goal is for the participant to demonstrate effective decision-making skills, applying principles into his or her practice at the point of care. Objectives of the program are measured using pre/post tool and through the use of reflective journaling. The article provides a framework to develop an experienced RN residency program that supports transition from competent to proficient in a new work environment.

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