Nurse Residency Program Cohort

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:

  1. Do You Trendelenberg? Patient Safety During Repositioning – Anyanwu, Chen, and Dominguez
  2. Improving RN to RN Handoff Communication with SBAR – Emslie, Injayan, and Destafano.
  3. Getting Schooled: Teaching the Teacher – Stokes, Lau, and Hagerty
  4. 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.

Back Row - Wendy Foad, Todd Collins, Nwanneka Anyanwu , Michelle Chen, Paul Hagerty, Jia Emslie, Stephanie Lau, Shirley Sampson, William Wu, Nancy Lee Front Row - Alexandria Stokes, Danielle Destefano, Marketa Injayan, Brenda Dominguez, Delanie Mello
Back Row – Wendy Foad, Todd Collins, Nwanneka Anyanwu , Michelle Chen, Paul Hagerty, Jia Emslie, Stephanie Lau, Shirley Sampson, William Wu, Nancy Lee
Front Row – Alexandria Stokes, Danielle Destefano, Marketa Injayan, Brenda Dominguez, Delanie Mello

 

 

 

 

17 thoughts on “Nurse Residency Program Cohort

  1. This is great to see! Can’t wait to be where they are. The first few weeks are the sharpest point of the learning curve but seeing the goal at the “end” is inspiring!

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  2. I have just begun my journey and I am so proud and grateful to be apart of the SHC Nurse Residency Program. Reading this and meeting so many RNs on the floor that have successfully completed the program in cohorts before inspire and motivate me to be the best nurse I can be!

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  3. I’ve heard nothing but great things about the Nurse Residency Program! A lot of the RNs on my unit graduated from this program and have been a great support system for me on the floor. Just seeing how much knowledge they have after going through this program makes me excited for the journey ahead!

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  4. It was such a thrill to be able to witness cohort 18’s graduation last week! I’m looking forward to what this next year will bring, and am excited to be in their shoes in one short year from now!

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  5. What an inspirational post! I am so honored to be a part of the SHC Nurse Residency program and look forward to the incredible journey ahead with my cohort. I can’t wait to complete our own evidence based practice projects and see what everyone comes up with!

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  6. What a wonderful post. Words can not express how grateful I am to be a part of the tremendous Nurse Residency program. I absolutely love my time working at Stanford and admire the teamwork and compassion that takes place on the units on a daily basis. I look forward to continuing to learn and the journey ahead! It will be exciting to implement a project and make a positive impact on the unit. This has truly been a dream come true!

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  7. What an amazing sight! So proud to have joined the wonderful Stanford nursing team. I am inspired everyday seeing the current nurses on my unit continue to excel in their field with the support and encouragement of their colleges! -Kennedy Cohort 20

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  8. I am so excited to begin my career here at Stanford Health Care!There is so much to learn with in the next year and it is inspiring to work and learn with follow nurses that have graduated from the Nurse Residency Program.

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  9. Congratulations to the newest graduates!

    I am only in the first month the SHC Nurse Residency Program and everyone has been amazing. I feel very well supported and know that I can reach out to anyone on my unit or in the program for assistance if needed. Thank you for supporting new graduate nurses!

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  10. These first few weeks as a New Grad RN have been such a whirlwind, but it’s so inspiring to see what a year can do! I look forward to the growth we will all experience together and how much we’ll learn from our patients and each other.

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  11. Thank you for sharing this with everyone. I feel so fortunate to be given this wonderful opportunity to be part of something that is truly amazing. It is remarkable how much someone can grow in just one year and I cannot wait to be where this graduating class is, one year from now! It is reassuring to see two RN’s on my unit that are a part of the cohort that began six months ago. They are excelling in every way and I am lucky to be on a unit where I am fully supported by every employee on the floor. As a new grad, having the right support and the right guidance is crucial to your learning experience and the foundation you grow upon. This program creates just that! Congratulations to the newly graduated class!

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  12. Congratulations to the 12 amazing nurses who just graduated from the Residency Program! I am just beginning my journey with Stanford Health Care and I am humbled, honored, and absolutely thrilled. Seeing the success and happiness of my colleagues and the patients and families they interact with warms my heart and motivates me to do my best. I cannot wait to see the growth and change in myself and the rest of my amazing cohort at our graduation! Such an exciting time 🙂 Thank you for posting!

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  13. Congratulations to the twelve nurses that recently graduated! I just started in cohort 20 about a month ago and have already learned such an incredible amount. The support on my floor is amazing and I could not feel any luckier to be here. Thank you for supporting such a wonderful program for new nurses, here at Stanford!

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  14. Congrats to the new grad RNs that just graduated! It is a tremendous honor to be a part of Stanford’s Nurse Residency Program Cohort 20. I have enjoyed each and every day in this program thus far, and I cannot wait to begin to implement an evidence based change project on my unit! I feel very fortunate to have already experienced such a great amount of support, teamwork, and guidance on my unit. Thank you for providing an invaluable experience for new grad RNs here at Stanford!

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  15. This blog is truly an inspiration and I want to thank you Nancy Lee for your time, commitment, and passion within the nursing profession. In addition, congratulations to the nurse residents of cohort 20! It is an honor to be a part of the Stanford Health Care team and I look forward to continuing my career with the kindness and support that has been shown to me by my fellow colleagues.

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  16. Congratulations to the nurses who just graduated from the Residency Program! I feel fortunate to be a part of the Stanford Nurse Residency Program Cohort 20. As a novice nurse, I look forward to learning and growing, not just from the nurses on my unit but also from my patients and their families. Thank you for providing us this experience, here at Stanford!

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