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Establishing a nurse residency program to boost new graduate nurse retention

Wolford, Julie, DNP, RN; Hampton, Debra, PhD, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE; Tharp-Barrie, Kim, DNP, RN, SANE, FNAP; Goss, Carol, DNP, RN-BC

doi: 10.1097/01.NUMA.0000553497.40156.4e

This article explores a study to evaluate the effectiveness of a nurse residency program on less-than-1-year RN turnover and work engagement and quantify the program's return on investment.

At the Institute for Nursing at Norton Healthcare in Louisville, Ky., Julie Wolford is the director of patient care operations, Kim Tharp-Barrie is the system vice president for nursing and workforce outreach, and Carol Goss is the system nurse educator. Debra Hampton is the academic program coordinator of the executive leadership and MSN to DNP programs and an assistant professor at the University of Kentucky College of Nursing in Lexington, Ky.

The authors have disclosed no financial relationships related to this article.

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