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Registered Nurse Perceptions After Implementation of a Nurse Residency Program

Rhodes, Catherine MSN, RN, WHNP-BC, RNC-OB, SANE-A; Radziewicz, Rosanne MSN, RN, PMHCNS-BC, RMT, RYT-200; Amato, Shelly MSN, RN, CRRN, CNRN; Bowden, Victoria MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, CHPN; Hazel, Coletta MSN, RN; McClendon, Susan MSN, RN, CNS-BC; Medas, Julie MSN, RN, CNS; McNett, Molly PhD, RN, CNRN

Journal of Nursing Administration: October 2013 - Volume 43 - Issue 10 - p 524–529
doi: 10.1097/NNA.0b013e3182a3e8e4

Nurse residency programs (NRPs) are an effective mechanism for transitioning newly licensed registered nurses (NLRNs) to practice. No studies have investigated how experienced nurses view NLRN performance after NRPs. The purpose of this quality initiative was to identify experienced nurses’ satisfaction with NLRN proficiency before and after implementation of an NRP using the Nursing Practice Readiness Tool. Findings indicate that experienced nurses are more satisfied with the performance of NLRNs after the new nurse participated in an NRP.

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Author Affiliations: Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (Mss Rhodes, Radziewicz, Amato, Bowden, Medas); Coordinator, Wisdom Works (Ms Hazel); Ambulatory Care Clinical Nurse (Ms McClendon); Director, Nursing Research (Dr McNett), The MetroHealth System, Cleveland, Ohio.

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

Correspondence: Ms Rhodes, The MetroHealth System, 2500 MetroHealth Drive, Cleveland, OH 44109-1998 (

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