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The Vizient driven Nursing Residency Program started in 2002, is a comprehensive series of learning and work experiences designed to support the new graduate nurse, 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 Education (CCNE).
All RNs will work in teams to complete an Evidenced-based project that will be presented at the graduation ceremony, upon completino of the program. . The department of Nursing Research is closely involved in the creation and guidance of the EBP Literature Appraisal project, providing one-on-one support.
The following are some example of the projects done throughout SHC: (Click on title to view pdf copy)
Edward M. Burns Jr. MSN, RN, PCCN-K is an influential leader, with over 10 years of nursing experience in numerous acute care settings. He started his career, as new grad, in intensive cardiac care and trauma disciplines. After four years at the bedside, he decided to embrace a more formal leadership role and he stepped up to an assistant manager role. He transitioned to education and professional development full time in 2015. Edward has been involved in several process improvement projects, co-created a standardized new hire orientation-titled the “Foundations of Acute & Critical Care”, revitalization of the Nurse Residency Program curriculum, intertwined a flipped classroom-simulation approach and has presented nationally and internationally. As a certified Caritas Coach ® he is passionate about resiliency and equipping nurses with meaningful tools, to be successful for life-long learning, professional accountability and growth.
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.