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.

Funding

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) provided $266,185 in grant support for the effort from September 1997 to May 2002.

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