Do you remember your first days on the unit as a new nurse? Do you remember the anxiety that accompanied those days? Who was your preceptor, where were you, what caused the greatest angst? We are very fortunate to have a successful University Health System Consortium (UHC) Nurse Residency Program here at Stanford Health Care. Just this last week, we had 12 brightly new minted nurses who survived the rigorous selection process for our program. We historically get between 400 and 500 applicants for each cohort. This program is highly competitive and is considered a lofty goal by many new grads.
To successfully graduate from this program each resident must complete an evidenced based practice project to implement a clinical practice change on their unit. This year we had four collaborative projects:
- Do You Trendelenberg? Patient Safety During Repositioning – Anyanwu, Chen, and Dominguez
- Improving RN to RN Handoff Communication with SBAR – Emslie, Injayan, and Destafano.
- Getting Schooled: Teaching the Teacher – Stokes, Lau, and Hagerty
- Proper Nutrition: The Safe Practice of Continuing Post Pyloric Feeding During Supine Positioning – Mello and Wu.
Please join me in welcoming these, not so new, brilliant nurses to the Stanford Nursing Community.