Our philosophy is that new graduate nurses should not start their professional journey alone. Here at Rush, our Nurse Residency Program is designed to support the new baccalaureate or master’s prepared graduate throughout the first year of clinical practice, beyond orientation.
We are part of the University Healthsystem Consortium/American Association of Colleges of Nursing (UHC/AACN) Nurse Residency Program, which is a research program looking at the best practices for supporting new graduate nurses. The goal is to support your professional transition from the life of a student to that of a practicing professional nurse. We want you to develop your expertise with us!
Participation in monthly residency meetings is part of your regular work assignment. Your nursing director supports this participation by committing your time to these seminars. Seminars and special projects are led by expert nurses with emphasis on topics that integrate real world experience with the application of evidence based practice, such as:
- Patient safety
- Critical thinking
- Communicating care
- Leadership skills
- Stress management
- End of life decision making
- Professional career development
All new graduate RNs hired by Rush are automatically enrolled in the Residency Program. No additional steps need to be taken for enrollment. If you're interested in joining the nursing staff at Rush University Medical Center, apply online at www.jobsatrush.com.
For more information about the Rush Nurse Residency Program, please contact the Department of Professional Nursing Practice at (312) 942-7223.
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