The Nurse Residency Program at Mayo Clinic Health System Northwest Wisconsin is a year-long education program that provides you an additional opportunity as a newly licensed nurse to develop your leadership skills and receive support during your transition from student nurse to competent professional nurse.
Participation in the Nurse Residency Program is an investment in yourself and in your future as a nurse leader at Mayo Clinic.
Highlights of the program include:
- Learning sessions throughout your first year of practice
- Group discussions
- Transition support from peers and program leaders
- Active learning methods
All newly graduated nurses employed at Mayo Clinic Health System in Northwest Wisconsin receive a comprehensive orientation that prepares them for practicing in their nursing specialty environment. The Nurse Residency Program is a rigorous training program that will help you build your leadership and professional skills as well as provide supplemental transition support during the first year of your career. The Program is based on the standards set by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Practice Transition Accreditation Program (PTAP) for RN residencies.
Newly graduated nurses with less than 12 months of practice experience as a nurse who are hired to a scheduled FTE position (not a supplemental position) in an inpatient general care unit participate in the Nurse Residency Program. No action is required on your part to join the program.
- Transition from an entry-level, advanced beginner nurse to competent professional nurse who provides safe, quality care
- Develop effective decision-making skills related to clinical judgment and performance
- Develop clinical leadership skills at the point of patient care
- Formulate an individual career plan that promotes a lifelong commitment to professional nursing
Eligible candidates for the Nurse Residency Program are newly licensed RNs with less than 12 months of nursing experience hired into a scheduled position in an inpatient general care unit.