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Nurse Residency Program

At Anderson Hospital, we understand the significance of providing exceptional care to our patients, and it all starts with our dedicated and skilled nursing team. We take pride in nurturing and developing new nursing talent through our Nurse Residency Program, which is specifically designed to educate and support recent nursing graduates as they embark on their nursing careers.

Nursing Residency Program Goals

The objectives and goals of the Anderson Hospital Nurse Residency Program include:

  • Help new nursing graduates confidently transition from student to nurse
  • Assist experienced nurses who are returning to practice or new to a hospital setting
  • Identify and address gaps in knowledge
  • Improve clinical skills and decision-making skills
  • Provide a supportive environment through team building, mentorship, cohort groups, and regular check-ins

Nurse Residency Session Plans

Anderson Hospital provides nursing residents with the opportunity to develop effective communication skills, critical thinking abilities, conflict resolution strategies, and process improvement techniques in a collaborative and advanced hospital environment. We achieve this through the following session plans:

Session 1:

  • Welcome to Nurse Residency
  • Basic Cardiac Rhythm Interpretation
  • Effective Communication

Session 2:

  • Nurse Residency Check-In
  • Nurse Quality
  • IV Therapy, Skills Practice, and Blood Transfusion
  • Respiratory Review
  • Enteral Feeding, NGs, Drain Care, and Catheterization

Session 3:

  • Nurse Residency Check-In
  • Safe Patient Handling and Early Mobility
  • Nursing Benefits
  • Hospital and Community Resources
  • Residency Wrap-Up
Learn More About the Anderson Hospital Nurse Residency Program
For more information about our Nurse Residency Program, contact our Nurse Manager of Education and Health Management Center, Marie Graham, MHA, BSN, RN, NE-BC, at 618.391.6702.