Since the health system founded its Nurse Residency Program in 2015, newly graduated nurses have come to PeaceHealth to grow their skillset, build community with their peers and gain confidence on the floor. The program is a year long and assists new nurses through the transition from school to work through orientation, monthly seminars and unit-based education. The curriculum specifically emphasizes quality outcomes, leadership and professional role.
“Nursing’s main job is to advocate for patients to be safe,” PeaceHealth Nurse Residency Coordinator Jennifer More told The Columbian, “When you go into a hospital system, there are multiple opportunities for breakdowns in communication. The best nurses are the ones that can stay extremely vigilant with safety at the forefront of their minds.”
All newly graduated nurses are eligible. More information about the program can be found online.