Columbus Regional Health has partnered with the Vizient™ Nurse Residency Program (NRP) to offer a robust year of continued professional development for new nurse graduates. Administered through the Professional Development department, this 12-month program is designed for new nurses who have less than one year of professional experience as they transition into their first professional role in our healthcare system.
Built on evidence-based curriculum developed by experts from academic medical centers and nursing schools across the country, the program is designed with monthly seminars sessions that complement the nursing orientation process. The NRP is not focused on clinical skills, but rather the transition to competency and professionalism for the new graduate. Emphasizing leadership at the bedside, strengthening the professional role of nursing, and quality outcomes, the NRP concludes as the end of the year with an Evidence-Based Practice Project highlighting a research project the residents completed throughout their NRP year.
Trusted by more than 200 hospitals and health systems, Vizient™ NRP has served more than 60,000 nurse residents. Forty-one states have healthcare systems currently using this curriculum, and it is the only NRP to be adopted as the state model in three of those states (HI, MD, PA). This proven model promotes the engagement, development and retention of participants, and CRH is proud to offer this program to our new nurse graduates.
For more information, visit http://www.aacn.nche.edu/education-resources/Nurse-Residency-Program.pdf.