Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare – All Saints is proud to offer the All Saints Nurse Residency Program to support new graduate nurses.
WFH – All Saints was a partner with Marquette University and 40 other hospitals/healthcare organizations across the state of Wisconsin to develop this program. Since June 2007, All Saints has been sustaining this program without the support of the grant. As a graduate nurse involved in this program, you will join with other new nurses to develop your practice. You will learn from experienced nurses and other care providers who will share their knowledge and clinical experience with you.
This exciting and innovative program builds on your undergraduate education competencies through several key components:
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- Professional Development Plan: With assistance and guidance, you will create an individualized learning plan to facilitate building your skills and develop competency in practice. Your learning plan will outline activities and strategies tailored to meet your specific goals and objectives for your professional practice. You will continue to work on meeting goals and objectives in your learning plan during your first year of practice.
- Facilitated Learning Sessions: Monthly sessions will engage you in an interactive, enriching learning process. You will be provided the opportunity to reflect on your own practice by participating in various learning activities, such as case study discussion and dialogue with advanced practice nurses and other care providers. You will be guided through the application of knowledge to advance clinical judgment skills and ability to problem solve effectively. The learning sessions address topics that are crucial for new graduates to master including delegation, prioritization, communication with other healthcare professionals, and team management skills. This program also assists you in building skill and knowledge with caring for complex patient populations.
- Coaching: Leadership team members will help guide your development and learning through your initial orientation period and then through the first 1 to 2 years of practice. They will help tie in take-aways for practice from monthly learning sessions to your own practice and as you encounter new patient care situations.
- Requirements for participation: All new nursing graduates hired at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare – All Saints participate in the All Saints Nurse Residency Program.
- Participation in program evaluation activities: Although the All Saints Nurse Residency Program is no longer under the auspices of grant funding, we still collect data on all new nursing graduates and how we are supporting you in your transition to practice. There are some evaluation tools to complete at midpoint and endpoint of the first year of practice. This program does have IRB approval and any data collected is kept confidential.
These materials have been adapted from the Wisconsin Nurse Residency Program (WNRP), which was supported by funds from the Division of Nursing, Bureau of Health Professions, Health Resources Services Administration, and Department of Health and Human Services under grant number D64HP03092. Used with permission from Marilyn Meyer Bratt, PhD, RN, WNRP Project Director and Marquette University.
For more information regarding the All Saints Nurse Residency program, please contact the program coordinator, Mary Trudell, MS, RN by e-mail at email@example.com