Humboldt General Hospital's 12-month Nurse Residency Program educates and supports both new graduate nurses and nurses transitioning to a new area of practice through robust clinical orientation and professional development programs.
The program is open to newly graduated nurses as they make their initial transition to practice; additionally, any nurse with less than 12 months' experience in his or her current clinical area is invited to participate. Nurses may be Associate's, Bachelor's, or Master's degree professionals.
HGH's Nurse Residency Program includes a structured clinical orientation where nurse educators provide education through simulation, skills days, and subject matter presentations based on nationally recognized best practices.
Additionally, Nurse Residents take part in professional development, where they explore their professional roles as nurses as well as how to integrate nursing theory into their everyday practice. Goal-setting and accountability are foundational to nurses successfully completing the program.
In order to participate in the Nurse Residency Program, students must sign a contract affirming their intention to continue their employment at HGH for at least two years.
Upon successful completion of the 12-month Nurse Residency Program, Nurse Residents graduate to staff level at HGH; they may also have the opportunity to precept future generations of new or transitioning nurses.