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The Nurse Residency Program at Mercy Medical Center facilitates the new graduate’s transition from an entry level, advanced beginner nurse to a competent professional nurse.
As a result of the program, nurses are supported as they develop effective decision-making skills related to clinical judgment and performance, provided clinical leadership at the point of patient care, and incorporate research-based evidence into practice.
For more information, please contact:
Human ResourcesMercy Medical CenterPhone: (319) 398-6150Fax: (319) 369-4530
By the end of the residency program, the new graduate nurse will:
There is no separate application to the Nurse Residency Program. You will automatically start the program (if you have less than one year of RN experience) once you accept an RN position at Mercy Medical Center.
The Nurse Residency Program consists of monthly seminars, continuous support from Nurse Residency Coordinator and a celebration at the end of the program. Monthly seminars are approximately 4 hours in length. The topics for discussion are based on the Nurse Executive Center’s 36 new nurse graduate competencies. Face to face interaction and the use of the McIntyre Simulation Lab will be the basis for the seminar sessions.