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Postbaccalaureate Nurse Residency 1-Year Outcomes

Williams, Carolyn A. PhD, RN; Goode, Colleen J. PhD, RN; Krsek, Cathleen MBA, RN; Bednash, Geraldine D. PhD, RN; Lynn, Mary R. PhD, RN

JONA: The Journal of Nursing Administration: July-August 2007 - Volume 37 - Issue 7/8 - p 357-365
doi: 10.1097/01.NNA.0000285112.14948.0f

The authors document the 1-year outcomes of the postbaccalaureate residency program jointly developed and implemented by the University HealthSystem Consortium and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. Data on 2 cohorts of residents (n = 679) in 12 sites across the country are presented. The 1-year termination rate was 12%, after those lost to the program because of National Council Licensure Examination failure, serious illness, or death were eliminated from the analysis. Additional analyses using data collected at entry to the program, 6 months, and 1 year using 3 instruments, the Casey-Fink Graduate Nurse Experience Survey, the Gerber's Control Over Nursing Practice Scale, and the McCloskey Mueller Satisfaction Scale, are presented and discussed.

Authors' Affiliations: Professor and Dean Emerita (Dr Williams), University of Kentucky College of Nursing, Lexington, Kentucky; Vice President (Dr Goode), Patient Services, University of Colorado Hospital, Denver, Colorado; Program Manager Nursing Leadership (Ms Krsek), University HealthSystem Consortium, Oak Brook, Illinois; Executive Director (Dr Bednash), American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Washington, District of Columbia; and Associate Professor (Dr Lynn), University of North Carolina School of Nursing, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Corresponding author: Dr Williams, University of Kentucky College of Nursing, 315 CON Bldg, Lexington, KY 40536 (

© 2007 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.