Nursing Residency Program began in 2002, is a series of
learning and work experiences designed to support the graduate nurses
as they transition into their first professional position in a direct
care role in the acute care setting of our academic Medical Center.
The program leaders have a wealth of professional practice
experience offering support to all residents working in the various specialties.
The program accepts nurses into the comprehensive adult training
program who have graduated from a BSN or MSN program
accredited by National League for Nursing Accrediting
Commission (NLNAC) or Commission on Collegiate Nursing
Lisa Muniz, MSN, MBA, RN with over 20 years nursing
experience in various in-patient and out-patient settings. She started
her career in pediatric medicine, moved to adult Intensive Care Unit,
worked as a recovery room RN in an outpatient surgery center and
devoted several years to the Department of Public Health working on a
homeless van in the local community. Wanting a change from primary
care to acute care, Lisa went to work in an Emergency Department where
she was a staff nurse for three years becoming the Nursing Educator
for both the Emergency Department and Intensive Care Unit. Over the
years, she has been involved in several process improvement projects,
worked on the standardization of orientation, simulation and staff development.
Mary Lough PhD, RN, CNS, CCRN, CNRN, CCNS is our
nationally recognized and awarded Clinical Nurse Specialist
(CNS) providing invaluable guidance with Evidence Based Practice
Projects. Throughout Mary’s ICU career, she has been committed to
educating and mentoring nurses, advancing and improving patient care
and experience, leading multidisciplinary teams and presenting at
numerous conferences. One of Mary’s passions is to have multiple Nurse
Resident Projects presented at upcoming Magnet Conferences.
James Goyena, MSN RN, HCI-C is a Registered Nurse with
over 20 years experience in both adult critical care and neonatal
intensive care units. He has vast experience in education having
worked for four years as nursing faculty and as an Advanced Cardiac
Life Support and Basic Life Support Instructor for the past 12 years.
James also holds multiple advanced certifications including
Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump, Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation, Right
and Left Ventricular Assist Device and Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy.