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Delivering Leadership Experiences for Master’s-Prepared Clinical Nurses via a Nurse Residency Program

Kohler, Jennifer MSN, PCCN, RN-BC; Dixon, Joanna MSN, RN, CEN

Journal for Nurses in Professional Development: July/August 2019 - Volume 35 - Issue 4 - p 215–221
doi: 10.1097/NND.0000000000000557
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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

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