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The Vizient/AACN Nurse Residency Program™ (NRP), developed by Vizient® and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, supports new graduate nurses and nurses with limited experience as they successfully transition from novice or advanced beginners to competent professionals.

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About the Program

The Vizient/AACN Nurse Residency Program is an evidence-based program focused on leadership, patient outcomes and the professional role.

Skills Gained

The program prepares nursing graduates to:

  • Care for patients with increasing levels of acuity and complexity in the acute care setting
  • Develop clinical nursing leadership at point of care
  • Improve patient safety and quality of care
  • Foster decision-making and critical thinking skills
  • Bring evidence-based practice to the bedside
  • Strengthen the commitment to the profession of nursing and develop individual career goals
  • Facilitate clinical and leadership skills necessary to be a successful member of the healthcare team

Admission to the Program

There is no separate application to the Vizient/AACN Nurse Residency Program™. Eligible candidates will be enrolled in a cohort based on start date at North Memorial Health Hospital.

Benefits

  • Provides an evidence-based curriculum to support nurses in their first year of practice
  • Guided by nursing leaders, educators, clinical nurse specialists, and various content experts throughout the organization
  • Content includes classroom with content expert lectures, case studies, group activities, nursing simulations, evidence-based project, and clinical reflection

Requirements and Eligibility

  • Hold an associates, bachelor’s, or master’s degree in nursing science from an accredited institution
  • Licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of Minnesota
  • Willingness to sign a one-year commitment post-graduation from Nurse Residency to North Memorial Health Hospital
  • Participate in all Nurse Residency learning experiences and program components
    • Attend 12 seminars in a one-year program
    • Complete an evidence-based practice or quality improvement project
    • Complete program surveys and evaluations

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