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Nurse residency program

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The UK HealthCare Nurse Residency Program at the University of Kentucky is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, 202-887-6791. 

The UK Nurse Residency program is a one year support and educational program for new graduate nurses in a bedside role. The program provides regular contact with experts and peers to allow for the most successful transition from student to professional nurse. With the focus being on transition to professional nursing practice, Patricia Benner’s theoretical framework of From Novice to Expert; Excellence and Power in Clinical Practice is used. 

The Residency program is offered as a partnership between UK HealthCare and the UK College of Nursing. The Vizient/AACN Nurse Residency curriculum is used and UK’s program is one of few nationwide accredited by the CCNE.

Supporting the new graduate nurse’s development as a professional nurse and member of the health care team, the program is facilitated by expert nurses with special emphasis on:

  • Critical thinking skills
  • Leadership abilities
  • Communication skills
  • Evidence based practice
  • Patient Safety
  • Professional Career Development  

Please read our brochure for more details (PDF, 423 KB) »

Answers to frequently asked questions (PDF, 93 KB) »

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