Newly graduated RNs are the workforce of the future. The complex healthcare environment makes the transition from new graduate to competent RN challenging. A structured support system is essential to smooth the transition process. Nursing residency programs are well established in the literature as a mechanism of support. This article describes the implementation of a system-level new-graduate nurse residency across multiple facilities.
Author Affiliations: Clinical Nurse Manger (Dr Little); Manager of Nursing Performance Excellence and Nurse Residency Program (Dr Ditmer), Kettering Medical Center, Kettering; and Assistant Clinical Professor and Associate Director Master’s Nursing Administration Program (Dr Bashaw), Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio.
The authors declare no conflicts of interest.
Correspondence: Dr Little, Kettering Medical Center, 3535 Southern Blvd, Dayton, OH 45429 (firstname.lastname@example.org).