Hoag is proud to offer a 6 month evidence-based approach to the integration of a new graduate nurse from the academic setting into the acute care hospital setting. Hoag has a Resident Program which is a proven pathway to assist new graduate registered nurses to successfully transition into clinical practice. As a Magnet facility, Hoag strongly encourages BSN graduates to apply, however, we do support our local 2 year programs and hire non-BSN graduates who are required to complete a BSN program within a 3-year period.
Some of the goals for the Nurse Residency Program are:
- Provide didactic education and clinical training that helps promote transition into practice
- Engage new graduate nurses to develop interpersonal skills that allow collaborative relationships with patients, families and the health care team.
- Hands-on learning and Simulation to better prepare for real clinical situations and to develop critical thinking skills.
- Improve patient outcomes
Hoag’s Residency program does not make the newly graduated nurse wait for program specific dates. Hoag’s Nursing Education offers an ongoing Residency program that allows orientation to begin during hospital offered new hire orientation and then entry into the program.
In 2009, the Institute of Medicine recommended that organizations strive to achieve an 80 percent BSN workforce by 2020. As a Magnet hospital, this has been a goal for Hoag Nursing. Hoag supports professional development and with the generous donation by Julia Argyros to nursing education, we have many nurses obtaining higher education and now have a 76 percent BSN or higher nurse workforce.