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New graduate nurses often feel unprepared for professional practice. Nurse Residency Programs were developed in order to prepare graduate nurses for professional practice within the hospital. Nurse residency programs prepare new graduate nursing students by enhancing their critical thinking skills and role satisfaction before transitioning to professional nursing practice. Establishment of nurse residency programs leads to more competent nurses and better patient care. These programs increase critical thinking skills, competence, and preparedness, which leads to higher retention rates. Nurse residency programs demonstrated that there is a smoother transition from graduate nurse to registered nurse and improves both quality and safety of care, as well as retention rates for new nurses.
Nurse Residency Program, Retention Rate, Graduate Nurse
Rivera, Nadiyah A., "Nurse Residency Programs: Are They Beneficial?" (2021). Student Research Poster Presentations 2021. 4.