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Newly Licensed Nurse Residency Program at The Miriam Hospital

Transitioning for Success

The Miriam Hospital Newly Licensed Nurse Residency Program is accredited with distinction as a practice transition program by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. The program facilitates a positive transition from academia to practice with a structure that incorporates national and hospital evidence-based standards. Sharing successes, challenges, and experiences, cohorts of newly licensed nurses provide collegial support on the road from novice to competent clinician.

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For More Information

For more information, email Melanie Marco, MSN, APRN, AGCNS-BC, newly licensed nurse residency program coordinator at cppi@lifespan.org.

The year-long program combines didactic classes during the first 10 weeks, evidence-based practice projects culminating in poster presentations at month six or seven, and focused classes for the second half of the residency year. The program concludes with a graduation celebration.

Program Goals

The goals of the program are to:

  • Enhance organizational commitment as evidenced by increased retention at The Miriam Hospital
  • Improve confidence in patient safety and quality in a complex practice environment
  • Incorporate evidence based project into practice
  • Improve and expand leadership skills and teamwork
  • Plan for ongoing professional development related to clinical role

Eligibility

Requirements for entry into the program are:

  • Graduation from an accredited nursing program
  • Baccalaureate nursing degree, associate degree with program director approval
  • Current Rhode Island Registered Nurse license
  • Less than 6 months of acute care nursing experience

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