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Nurse Residency Program

nurse residency program

St. Mary’s Health Care System is proud to offer a program to help newly licensed nurses successfully transition into clinical practice. We have partnered with the Vizient/AACN Nurse Residency Programto provide resources to help new nurses gain confidence and increase competence during this 12-month program.

As a newly licensed nurse, you will receive mentoring from an experienced nurse, build relationships with peers and participate in engaging learning experiences in a supportive environment.

The interactive sessions using evidence-based curriculum will increase your ability to:

  • Transition from entry-level, advanced beginner nurse to competent professional nurse
  • Develop clinical autonomy at point of patient care
  • Use effective decision-making skills
  • Strengthen professional commitment to nursing
  • Formulate an individualized professional development plan

As a St. Mary’s Nurse Resident, you will participate in the following activities:

  • Nurse Residency Orientation immediately following hospital orientation
  • Monthly seminars and learning activities
  • Evidence-based practice initiative related to unit specialty

While this program extends throughout the Nurse Resident’s first year of practice, it lays the foundation for a successful nursing career for many years to follow.

For more information about the Nurse Residency Program, please contact Laura P. Childs, RN, Nurse Residency Coordinator, at or call 706-389-2164.

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