NWWI Nurse Residency Program

NWWI Nurse Residency Program

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.

Program objectives

  • 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

Eligibility

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.

There are not specific nursing positions designated for the Nurse Residency Program. You may apply for any open nursing position for which you are eligible. The Nurse Residency Program is not application based; therefore, as a newly graduated RN hired into an inpatient general care unit you would be automatically include the Nurse Residency Program as a parallel to your first year on that clinical unit.
No. There is no additional application for the Nurse Residency Program. Newly graduated RNs hired into inpatient general care units will automatically be enrolled in the program after accepting a nursing position.
Nurses with an associate degree or higher 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 are automatically enrolled in the Nurse Residency Program.
You will be hired for a specific registered nurse position in a specific inpatient general care work area or unit, which will be your permanent position. You will participate in a robust, individualized  orientation, in addition to the nurse residency program.
No; however, all new employees are asked to commit to working in the position to which they were hired for at least one year.