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RN Residency Program

2013 RN Residency ProgramMembers of the inaugural class of the BRMC RN Residency program include (back row, from left) JulieAnna Morrone, RN; Missy Huffman, RN; Jennifer Pepin, RN; Kari Sanderfer, RN; Melanie Jenkins, RN; (front row, from left) Carol Hart, RN; Ashley Romans, RN; RN Residency Coordinator Wynne Woodard, MSN, APN, ACNS-BC, NE; Kristy Gibson, RN; Nicole York, RN and Kyra Pittaway, RN.

RN Residency Program
The BRMC RN Residency Program, in partnership with Versant, provides a comprehensive educational foundation to transition newly graduated registered nurses from students to safe, competent professional practitioners. The structure and standardization of the BRMC RN Residency includes evidence-based curriculum, guided clinical experience with a preceptor for 18 weeks, and a supportive component composed of formal mentoring and debriefing/self care sessions to positively impact both the competence and confidence of the RN Resident.

Why Choose the BRMC RN Residency?
Each hospital has their own unique culture and standards in place, and BRMC strives to exceed both state and federal patient care guidelines by ensuring that our nursing staff is exceptionally trained. Versant® research shows that after completing the 18 week Residency program the new graduate achieves the same competence and self-assurance as a nurse who has been in practice for 18 months (without completing a residency).  BRMC staff and leadership are dedicated to forming a supportive network to ensure the long term success and satisfaction of both our new and experienced nursing staff.  We take our mission to heart: to provide excellent care for every patient, every time.

Application Process
Recent RN graduates (within one year) with less than 6 months of RN experience are eligible to apply for the program, with a limited number of residents being accepted. The application period is now open for the Fall 2014 class. Applications will be accepted from April 1, 2014 - May 16, 2014.  All applications and documents must be received by the deadline to be considered.  Required documents can be submitted to the Human Resources Department at BRMC or uploaded with your application. 

Required documents include:

  1. Application - Click here to apply and then search for position labeled Registered Nurse, Resident.
  2. Resume
  3. 2 letters of reference (minimum one from nursing instructor)
  4. Essay which includes (a) why you chose to apply for the RN Residency; (b) the qualities you possess that you feel will help you succeed in the RN Residency; (c) describe a situation where you overcame a challenge to achieve a personal goal.
  5. Unofficial transcript with cumulative GPA

For more information, contact RN Residency Coordinator Wynne Woodard, MSN, APN, ACNS-BC, NE, at 870-508-1746 or wwoodard@baxterregional.org.

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