The Residency Program supplements the traditional hospital and unit orientations where all new nurses provide health care in partnership with staff nurse leaders who serve as preceptors. The program is designed to provide additional support for new graduates during their first year of transition into professional nursing through clinical simulations, classes, and workshops with Clinical Nurse Specialists who serve as facilitators. Nursing residents will have additional support in the form of a residency program coordinator, peer groups, competency reviews, and workshops off the unit.
The purpose of the program is to:
- 1. Guide the transition of the new graduate into professional nursing practice and leadership at the bedside.
- 2. Promote the development of both competence and confidence in clinical decision making while providing safe nursing care.
- 3. Strengthen the integration of research based evidence into practice.
- 4. Support the professional commitment to nursing and TMH.
- 1. New graduates who will have been granted a license to practice as an RN in the state of Florida prior to the dates listed below.
- 2. Florida licensed Registered Nurses who have been out of school 6 months or less and not employed in an acute care setting as a Registered Nurse.
When: Residency Classes For 2013
Start Dates: Applications Accepted:
June 17, 2013 April 1- April 15, 2013
Program Guidelines: The participant will
- Attend and actively participate in all activities in the program.
- Complete all assignments in the program which include: projects, online courses, classes, journals and a career plan.
- Complete all program evaluation and participant satisfaction surveys
- Commit to two years of employment at Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare to include an agreement that is signed prior to hire and binds the resident to a monetary payback of $5,000.00 if this commitment is not met.
Application Items to be turned in by April 15, 2013 to the address below:
TMH Human Resources, Attn: Justin Sharpe
1207 TMH Court
Tallahassee, Florida 32308
- o GPA- Overall and Nursing School- Unofficial Transcripts
- o 2 letters of reference: One of which may be from a clinical faculty member.
- o A Cover Letter Addressing:
- o Why have you chosen TMH to start your career?
- o What will you be able to contribute to TMH?
- o How do you see yourself meeting the around-the-clock demands of a hospital setting?
- o Career Goals
- o Areas of Clinical Interest
- o A professional resume to include:
- o Education: Institutions, Degrees and dates
- o Honors/ Awards: Personal and Professional
- o Employment History- Organization, Job title, responsibilities
- o Volunteer Service- Name of organization, role, and responsibility
- o Certifications and formal continuing education (Includes documentation)
- o Academic clinical experiences: Institution name, unit, dates and brief descriptions of care provided and competencies performed
- o Strengths: personal and professional
For additional information please vist the TMH Nurse Residency Program website at http://www.tmh.org/NurseResidencyProgram
Job Summary: The Registered Clinical Nurse (RN) is fundamental in achieving recognized world-class health care. Assumes direct and indirect responsibility for the patient's care environment. The primary responsibility is providing care through collaboration with health care team members and the autonomous application of the nursing process. Also provides leadership, mentoring and role modeling for other members of the health care team. Licensure: FL Licensed Registered Nurse