Nurses Train for Transition from Hospital to Other Care Settings

Residency program to transition new nurse graduates into changing practice systems

Clemson University School of Nursing created a nursing residency program to prepare new nursing graduates for clinical experience in a variety of clinical settings.

Key Results

  • The program enrolled 37 nursing residents in weekly seminar sessions on campus and in three 12-week clinical practice classes in community settings.
  • Senior clinicians at five clinical care agencies and one public health agency served as preceptors.
  • One year after completion of the program, 31 of the original 37 residents were still employed at the original agency that hired them.