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The Journey to Accreditation of a Nurse Residency Program

Nash, Denise Duffy, MSN, ARNP, ANP-BC; Flowers, Monica, DNP, ARNP, FNP-BC; Chatzipoulios, Jamie Ann K., MSN, RN; Cadavid, Marlly, PhD, MBA, RN; Perez, Mycell I., MSN-Ed, RN, CRRN; Galindo-Ciocon, Daisy, PhD, ARNP; Moreno, Martha Liliana, MSN-Ed, RN

Journal for Nurses in Professional Development: November/December 2018 - Volume 34 - Issue 6 - p 313–318
doi: 10.1097/NND.0000000000000485
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The purpose of this article is to describe the process from inception to accreditation of a post-baccalaureate nurse residency program between a VA Healthcare center and a university school of nursing so that other nurse educators can benefit from its development. Establishing a nurse residency program bridges the gap between education and practice and provides support to graduate nurses entering the workforce.

Denise Duffy Nash, MSN, ARNP, ANP-BC, is Faculty of the Veterans Affair Nurse Academic Partnerships/Post-Baccalaureate Nurse Residency, Miami VA Healthcare System, Florida.

Monica Flowers, DNP, ARNP, FNP-BC, is Clinical Assistant Professor, Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Florida International University, Miami.

Jamie Ann K. Chatzipoulios, MSN, RN, is Faculty of the Veterans Affair Nurse Academic Partnerships/Post-Baccalaureate Nurse Residency, Miami VA Healthcare System, Florida.

Marlly Cadavid, PhD, MBA, RN, is Director of Veterans Affair Nurse Academic Partnerships/Post-Baccalaureate Nurse Residency, Veterans Affair Learning Opportunity Residency, Nursing Leadership Development, Miami, Florida.

Mycell I. Perez, MSN-Ed, RN, CRRN, is Faculty of the Veterans Affair Nurse Academic Partnerships/Post-Baccalaureate Nurse Residency, Miami VA Healthcare System, Florida.

Daisy Galindo-Ciocon, PhD, ARNP, is Faculty/Coordinator of the Veterans Affair Nurse Academic Partnerships/Post-Baccalaureate Nurse Residency, Miami VA Healthcare System, Florida.

Martha Liliana Moreno, MSN-Ed, RN, is Faculty of the Veterans Affair Nurse Academic Partnerships/Post-Baccalaureate Nurse Residency, Miami VA Healthcare System, Florida.

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

ADDRESS FOR CORRESPONDENCE: Denise Duffy Nash, VANAP Faculty, Miami VA Healthcare System, 1201 NW 16th St, Miami FL 33125 (e-mail: Denise.Nash@va.gov).

© 2018 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.