Nurse Residency Program: Transition to Practice

About Our Nurse Residency

Nurse Residency Program: Transitions to PracticeThe Lois E. Silverman Department of Nursing at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is committed to providing a comprehensive program of support for our newly hired graduate nurses. Nurses with less than one year of experience will be automatically enrolled in our Transition to Practice: Nurse Residency Program. This is a 12-month curriculum, provided by Vizient and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, that is designed to complement and enhance your unit-based, precepted clinical orientation. Together, these elements empower newly licensed nurses to successfully transition into clinical practice, using a structured, evidence-based approach.

The Nurse Residency Program focuses on three critical areas of professional development: leadership, patient outcomes, and professional role. The curriculum is a blend of monthly seminars in a classroom setting and hands-on precepted work experiences. The monthly seminars are four-hour sessions presented by expert facilitators that will help you develop critical thinking skills and hone your clinical competence. Didactic presentations are blended with opportunities for you to reflect on your own clinical experiences and to receive feedback and guidance as you chart your professional growth.

Your unit-based leadership will work closely with you to arrange your schedule so that you can attend monthly seminars. Furthermore, your unit-based preceptor will be an invaluable resource as you gain skill and confidence in practice. To be considered for a new graduate nursing position at BIDMC, please view Nursing Jobs at BIDMC and apply.

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