Statewide and national interest continues to grow related to RN residencies. The April 2014 issue of Nurse Educator features an article on competence gaps among new nurse graduates and how RN Transition Programs and residencies can serve as valuable bridges. We are pleased to have this article in print, authored by CINHC’s Program Director, Nikki West, and RN Transition Program leads in California.
CINHC released its Evaluation Report of four San Francisco Bay Area pilot New Graduate Nurse Transition to Practice Programs, showing that the programs are making a difference in the confidence and competence of new nurse graduates and increasing their employment opportunities.
Partnerships with statewide nursing and health care leaders enabled CINHC to have a significant impact on the status of nursing in California, while plans were laid for important programs in 2012. Read Report
CINHC founding Board member, Linda Burnes Bolton, RN, DrPH, FAAN, vice president for nursing, CNO and director of nursing research at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, has been elected to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s board of trustees. Since serving as Vice Chair of the IOM committee that issued The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health, Dr.
Interest has grown in RN residency and transition to practice programs as a means of preparing nurses for practice. This report provides valuable insight regarding the composition, outcomes and strategies for implementing a successful residency program. Kaiser Permanente National Patient Care Services provided a grant to CINHC to assess the value of nurse residencies and transition to practice programs in California.