This summer, we had our first ‘Transition into Practice’ celebration for our Emergency Department Nurse Residency Program graduates!

Congratulations to our graduates:

  • Simone Reynolds
  • Kristen Lowensten
  • Chelsea Orts
  • Mattea Parisi
  • Lee-Anne Parker

These are bachelor prepared nurses (BSN) that graduated and successfully passed their State Nursing board exams.

Our Emergency Department RN Residency Program

The purpose of the ED RN Residency is to give Newly Licensed Registered Nurses the opportunity to be trained in Emergency Nursing. This specialized RN Residency Program gave the five participants the experience of shadowing experienced nurses in the Critical Care, Medical-Surgical, and Specialized areas.

They then were paired with an experience Garnet Health Medical Center nurse preceptors from our Nursing Department to learn the “nuts and bolts” of workflow and patient care. In addition Licensed Independent Practioners (LIP) would debrief on critical care patients so there was a basic understanding of the care that was provided in a fast paced environment.

This extensive program consists of:

  • Didactic curriculum weekly in conjunction with simulation lab
  • Completion of Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
  • Trauma Nurse Core Course (TNCC)
  • Advance Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  • Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Completion of the Emergency Nurse Association (ENA) educational modules
  • One year long program paired with an experience ED nurse preceptors that helped prepare them to be successful emergency room nurses.

Our residents are provided with classroom topics related to Emergency Nursing through the use of the Emergency Nursing Associations On-line Modules as well as lectures provided by ED Leadership, Nursing Professional Practice, and other subject matter experts whose expertise pertains to an area of Emergency Nursing e.g. stroke and STEMI patients. These weekly classes also provided a debriefing of their clinical experiences.