RN Residency Program-The Sarasota Memorial Health Care System (SMHCS) is proud to offer an evidence-based approach to the integration of a new graduate into our healthcare system. A nurse residency program is a proven approach to assist new graduate registered nurses successfully integrate into the workforce.As a Magnet facility, SHMCS strongly encourages BSN graduates to apply. In order to advance the nursing profession we are committed to increasing the number of BSN prepared nurses at the bedside. It is expected that non-BSN graduates will be committed to completion of the BSN degree within three years. Nurse residency participants are asked for a two-year commitment.Positions for our RN Residency Program are posted online. Please only apply for requisitions with New Graduate RN Residency in the job title. Those candidates who are interested in the BSN Transition Team are encouraged to apply for requisitions with BSN for Transition Team in the job title.
Benefits of our RN Residency program include:Enhanced critical thinking and problem solving,Enhanced leadership skills,Improved patient outcomes,Increased nurse retention,Development of effective decision-making skills,Increased confidence in clinical nursing practice
Residency Program Design-Nurse Graduates work closely with a Clinical Coach. A Clinical Coach is a skilled and experienced nurse who uses evidence based approach to learning, providing direct instruction, coaching, mentoring and evaluating the performance of new graduate nurses.Fourteen month program that includes class-room settings, support groups, case studies, simulation, shadowing opportunities and content speakers. More information regarding the SNAPP program will be provided during the orientation period.A “new graduate” is defined as a Registered Nurse who has been licensed for 12 months or less.