This year-long program features monthly sessions that cover a variety of professional nursing topics including:
- Interprofessional communication
- Stress management and self-care
- Medication administration and pain management
- Management of changing patient conditions
- Utilizing evidence-based practice roles
- Conflict resolution
- Cultural competence and patient/family teaching
- Professional development, advancement opportunities, specialty-specific certifications and goal setting
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I qualify for the program?
All newly licensed registered RNs and those who have not worked in acute care prior to starting at WMMC will be required to participate.
How do I apply for the program?
Participation will be initiated between you and your director upon hire at WMMC.
What happens after the program?
Nurse residents will present their evidence-based project proposal to the advisory board and then celebrate their year-long journey of transitioning to a professional nurse at a graduation ceremony.
What can I expect to gain from this program?
Support in nursing practice, strong preceptor support, continuous advancement in leadership, communication skills, critical thinking, quality measures, and nursing skill. You will also gain a strong bond with the rest of the nurse residents creating a collaborative team at WMMC and enhancing the quality of patient care.
What will I need to provide for the residency?
Bring your commitment to learn and improve, your desire to work with others, and your drive to make sure our patients at WMMC receive the best care possible while you fulfill your goal of having a purpose and worthwhile work.
Will I be working during the program and paid?
Yes. After applying and being accepted into the program, residents are full-time employees. Benefits will be received in the same manner as every other full time employee. You will be paid for the hours of each seminar.