About the Residency Program
What is the Carle Nurse Residency Program?
The Carle Nurse Residency Program (CNRP) is a one year long, nationally recognized transition to practice program in the acute care (inpatient) setting that successfully guides nurses into the hospital setting.
Who is Eligible to Apply?
- Nursing students in the final semester of nursing school
- Newly graduated nurses
- Registered nurses who have been out of the acute care setting for more than five years
- Registered nurses with less than one year of acute care experience
What Sets us Apart?
- Support and coaching from dedicated clinical education specialists
- Weekly nurse residency classes designed to build and strengthen knowledge, skill, critical thinking and judgement, and confidence
- Orientees work alongside experienced nurses who enjoy teaching and have voluntarily been trained to work as preceptors
- Continued support and encouragement from Residency leadership team after completion of nursing orientation
- Orientees will experience a variety of units before transitioning into a home unit placement
- A sense of community is established by having the opportunity to get to know other new graduate nurses at Carle and experience the support of your new colleagues
What Units are Included?
- Advanced Care
- Clinical Decision Unit
- Critical Care Unit
- Cardiovascular ICU
- Operating Room
- Home Care
- Labor & Delivery
- Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
How Long is Orientation?
- 12-14 weeks for medical-surgical, pediatrics, and post-partum units
- 16-20 weeks for NICU and Labor & Delivery units
Orientation plans for other specialty areas vary.
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