The New RN Residency Program at Valley Presbyterian Hospital
The RN Residency Program at Valley Presbyterian Hospital is a six-month
program that pairs new nursing graduates with preceptors, or experienced
nurse professionals, at the start of their career. This provides qualified
new nursing graduates with the opportunity to learn and apply knowledge
and skills in a hospital setting with guidance, support and continuous
feedback. Nurse residents receive training in a specialty area such as
emergency care, operating room, obstetrics/maternity, children's services
or telemetry, and receive regular evaluations on their progress.
The program is structured into three, two-month phases, and nurse residents
gain more independence in patient care activities with each phase
of the program. In the first phase, nurse residents practice primary nursing
functions such as IV management, medication delivery and medication reconciliation.
In the second phase, nurse residents learn how to perform complex and
critical nursing functions and begin learning their specialty area. During
the final phase, nurse residents are exposed to more complex and critical
nursing functions in their specialty area, and begin to assume a patient
assignment under the watchful eye of their preceptor.
For more information about the program, please contact Human Resources
at (818) 902-2927.