Clemson University School of Nursing created a nursing residency program to prepare new nursing graduates for clinical experience in a variety of clinical settings.
- 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.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) provided $266,185 in grant support for the effort from September 1997 to May 2002.