A new advancement model implemented at a large healthcare organization provided master’s-prepared clinical nurses the opportunity to gain leadership skills through working with a nurse residency program while being mentored by nursing professional development practitioners. The outcomes of resource allocation and growth were valuable for the organization, and master’s-prepared clinical nurses are now contributing towards the nurse residency program’s leadership roles.
Jennifer Kohler, MSN, PCCN, RN-BC, is Former Nurse Residency Coordinator for Main Line Health, Clinical Nurse Educator, Paoli Hospital, Pennsylvania.
Joanna Dixon, MSN, RN, CEN, is Nurse Residency Coordinator/Student Nurse Facilitator, Clinical Nurse Educator, Lankenau Medical Center, Wynnewood, Pennsylvania.
The authors declare no conflicts of interest.
ADDRESS FOR CORRESPONDENCE: Jennifer Kohler, Paoli Hospital, Main Line Health, 255 W. Lancaster Avenue, Paoli, PA 19301 (e-mail: KohlerJ@MLHS.ORG).
Online date: May 29, 2019