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Choosing Einstein is Choosing Excellence

The Nurse Residency Program at Einstein Healthcare Network is designed to support baccalaureate nursing graduates as they transition into their first professional nursing role.

The Program provides a robust evidence-based curriculum designed to support the newly graduated nurse in his/her professional journey. The Program: 

  • Aims to transition nurses new to the profession from advanced learners to competent leaders at the bedside.
  • Offers the benefits of mentoring and support that are imperative for successful personal and professional development. 

Einstein has partnered with the elite Vizient/AACN Nurse Residency Program™ and the Pennsylvania Nurse Residency Collaboration to offer this very distinguished program. In addition, Einstein’s renowned simulation center provides the backdrop for many interactive experiences needed to enhance the Nurse Resident’s technical skills. 

The 12-month program focuses on:

  • Transitioning newly graduated nurses from the role as an advanced learner to a competent and caring nurse
  • Developing clinical nursing leadership abilities at the point of care through skill lab practicum, critical thinking, prioritization and delegation exercises
  • Developing inter-professional collaboration and networking by early engagement in evidence-based practice
  • Developing a knowledge base to support excellence in care delivery and positive patient outcomes
  • Developing inter-professional collaboration and networking by early engagement in evidence-based practice
  • Developing a knowledge base to support excellence in care delivery and positive patient outcomes

Locations

The Program is available at the following Einstein Healthcare Network locations:

Leadership and oversight for the Nurse Residency Program is provided by the department of Nursing Education and Professional Development (NEPD).

Curriculum

Einstein Nurse Residents participate in:

  • Monthly structured educational seminars
  • Evidence-based practice project
  • Professional Portfolio development
  • Completion of program surveys and evaluations

There are three cohorts per year:

  • January - will include hires from late September, October, November and early December
  • April - will include hires from late December, January, February and early March
  • September - will include hires from late May, June, July and early August

A sampling of topics:

  • Tales from the Bedside
  • Mock Codes
  • Delegation and Prioritization
  • Stress Management and Self Care
  • Communication between Nurse/Physicians/Care Team Report
  • Interprofessional Collaboration
  • Crucial Conversations/Peer Review
  • Accessing Resources
  • Critical Thinking
  • Evidence-Based Practice
  • Regulations & Compliance
  • Nurse-Sensitive Indicators
  • Lines/Tubes/Devices
  • Pain Management
  • Patient Safety--Medication Administration
  • End-of-Life Experience
  • Ethical Decisionmaking
  • Cultural Diversity

Requirements

Any nurse hired at Einstein who meets the eligibility criteria will automatically be enrolled into the Nurse Residency Program.

There is NO formal application process to enter the Nurse Residency Program; it is contingent upon securing a position at Einstein.

Nurses must also:

  • Have less than one year of nursing experience in the acute care setting
  • Be a graduate from an accredited BSN program
  • Hold a valid Pennsylvania Registered Nurse licensure

Nurse Resident expectations include:

  • Participation in monthly educational seminars and learning activities
  • Willingness to commit to full-time employment for a minimum of one year beyond the end of the program
  • Completion of an evidence-based project at the end of the program
  • Completion of program evaluation and survey tools

Program Coordinator

For more information or to apply, contact:

NEPD Administrative Coordinator
HuntThom@einstein.edu


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