Nantucket Cottage Hospital Launches Nurse Residency Program

NANTUCKET – Nantucket Cottage Hospital has founded a nurse residency program that aims to assist new graduates in transitioning into their clinical roles within the hospital.

The new program welcomed its first nurse in May and is expecting to enroll another three nurses through 2019.

The 12-month program begins with 12 weeks of intensive blended learning.

Participants will spend three months in the medical/surgical department, two months in the emergency department and one month in interventional services.

“By providing the necessary support new nurses need, the Nurse Residency Pathway helps to effectively close the academic-to-practice gap, so NCH can recruit and retain safe, competent and confident nurses who are prepared to continue their growth in nursing practice,” said NCH clinical nurse educator Scott Waite.

Waite adds that the NCH Nurse Residency Pathway is a structured, yet flexible program designed to address the challenges faced by new graduate nurses as they make the transition to professional practice.

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