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What to expect after you have applied:
Mercy’s Nurse Residency is a year-long program designed to support our new graduates as they transition to independent professional practice. Offers of employment to GNs are made for a particular unit the GN indicates an interest in and interviews for. Our residency program works in collaboration with unit-specific nursing orientation to provide an evidence-based experience. All nurse residents receive nursing orientation on their assigned unit with experienced preceptors, and skill development with unit-based educators.
Related shadowing experiences are scheduled in sister units to provide expanded knowledge base. Additionally, time is spent in Mercy’s Simulation Lab reviewing code situations and the crash cart specific to your unit and patient population.
Residency programs are best practice and offer a variety of learning opportunities. Applicable topics are covered through a weekly class for the first two months, then once a month via classroom discussion and online modules. Residency class content is relevant to nurses in every clinical specialty. Examples include Introduction to LEAN Processes, RN:MD Communication, Ethical Decision Making, and Spirituality.
Nurse residents have opportunity to work on a Performance Improvement project the last three months of their residency. At the end of the year, residents share their projects during a poster display attended by Mercy nursing leaders, physicians, and executive administration as well as area faculty, nursing peers and invited guests. The day culminates in a congratulatory luncheon as residents officially complete their program and become eligible for placement on Mercy’s professional nursing clinical ladder, SHINE. Mercy’s clinical ladder was developed to publically and monetarily recognize RNs for their dedication towards providing excellent nursing care, professional growth, and patient/family/coworker satisfaction. SHINE is an acronym for Shaping and Inspiring Nursing Excellence.
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