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Is nurse residency worth It for new grad ?

May 13th, 2022

I would definitely recommend this to new grads, yes. Anything that can help you gain more knowledge and experience before being thrown into everything on your own, the better! Wondering if this (or something similar) would also be an option for a nurse who is returning to hospital nursing after being out of that work environment for many years (but still practicing RN)... like a refresher in a way.

May 11th, 2022

Residency programs can be beneficial to new nurses, particularly those going into a specialty area. It will give the nurse the opportunity to further explore their strengths snd weaknesses while learning more about their specialty. Let's get real here. Little in nursing is not a specialty. Residency programs help the nurse transition from student to graduate to professional.

May 10th, 2022

Depends on the program? If you have a good preceptor I would say "yes". You can gain a lot of real life experience from a seasoned RN who is good with imparting their knowledge. Too many times new graduates are thrown into the deep end, and all they can do is tread water because they haven't learned to swim yet. The other advantage is that most residency programs pay you to learn, and someone is there to support you. Hope that helps?

May 11th, 2022

I had a program to complete which was required at the hospital I started in for all new grads - A 6 month long nurse residency program. I loved mine, it was almost 6 years ago, but I think it’s beneficial (also I guess program dependent) but mine was great). I mean this isn’t a job you want to run head first into, even with a preceptor or orientation, I mean it’s just a lot for fresh nurses. And… it’s certainly not going to hurt ? even if others find it unhelpful.