This year could make the difference.
The Carle Nurse Residency Program (CNRP) is a nationally recognized transition-to-practice program 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 CARLE NURSE RESIDENCY 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 experience a variety of units before transitioning into a home unit placement
- A sense of community through opportunities to get to know other new graduate nurses at Carle and experience the support of 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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