HCPro responds to IOM Future of Nursing report by launching Nurse Residency Program Builder

Press Releases, May 26, 2011

Last year, the Institute of Medicine's (IOM) Future of Nursing report called for all new nursing graduates to be given the opportunity to participate in residency programs. To help healthcare organizations meet the challenge, HCPro is excited to announce the launch of an affordable alternative to allow organizations to design their own, customized new graduate nurse transition program.

The new publication Nurse Residency Program Builder: Tools for a Successful New Graduate Program is a $99 resource that provides instruction, tools, and templates to help nurse leaders, staff development specialists, and nursing educators establish a well-structured nurse residency program for new graduates. Author and nursing staff development expert Jim Hansen, MSN, RN-BC, provides step-by-step guidance and dozens of customizable tools to help hospitals retain new nurses through their first year and beyond.

"I believe that the Nurse Residency Program Builder is one of the most comprehensive resources I have seen that speaks to the whole of the transition experience for the newly graduated nurse. It is foundationally evidence-based but pragmatically focused; a start to finish support for the supporters. I applaud Jim Hansen and his team for producing this comprehensive, and what I believe will be seminal, support resource for the nursing community."
—Dr. Judy Boychuk Duchscher, RN, BScN, MN, PhD, Assistant professor, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada

For more information on Nurse Residency Program Builder: Tools for a Successful New Graduate Program, or any of the other HCPro products and services for the nursing industry, visit the HCPro Healthcare Marketplace at www.hcmarketplace.com.

Elizabeth Petersen
Executive Editor
HCPro, Inc.
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