Nursing

Competency: Virtual medical center helps new graduate nurses increase confidence

HCPro's Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®, January 1, 2010

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New grads have a tricky balancing act to perform involving learning new skills, committing policies and procedures to memory, prioritizing patients’ needs, and even remembering where the supply closet is. Wouldn’t it be nice if they had a safe environment in which to practice those skills before being thrust onto the unit and dealing with real patients?

That’s the idea behind Phoenix-based Banner Health System’s new simulation center. The organization is hoping that simulation holds the key to successfully onboarding new nurses and helping them transition swiftly to become competent, confident nurses.

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