Goshen Health Joins Vizient/AACN Nurse Residency Program™

09/18/2018

This week Goshen Health announced the implementation of a nurse residency program based on the Vizient and American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Nurse Residency Program™. The program is designed to ease the transition of newly graduated nurses from the classroom setting to the clinical practice environment to promote quality, safety and reduce turnover rates for first-year nurses. 

Goshen Health is proud to provide resources to help our newly licensed nurses gain confidence and increase competence during this 12-month program. 

“I value investing in nurses. Providing nurses with access to knowledge and resources empowers them to provide exceptional care to our patients, families and community.  Our recent partnership with the Vizient / AACN Nurse Residency Program™ is an excellent example of investing in newly licensed nurses, supporting them as they transition from student nurse to their new professional role. We are committed to helping our new nurses succeed as they begin their nursing career at Goshen Hospital,” said Julie Crossley, Chief Nursing Officer at Goshen Health.

The Vizient/AACN Nurse Residency Program™ has provided healthcare organizations with a transition-to-practice program for new graduate nurses since 2002 and is recognized by the Institute of Medicine as a model program. 

“Unlike the training for physicians, residency programs are not a normal part of the nursing education curriculum. The abrupt transition from the classroom to an acute care setting is a big driver of the high turnover rate for first year nurses and is a huge expense for hospitals,” said Jayne Willingham, senior director of Vizient’s Nursing Leadership. “We are pleased that Goshen Health has made the commitment to support their nurses in their professional development through a nurse residency program.” 

For more information on Goshen Health’s nurse residency program, please visit GoshenHealth.com/NurseResidencyProgram.  

About The Vizient/AACN Nurse Residency Program™ 
The Vizient/AACN Nurse Residency Program™ operates at more than 400 healthcare organizations. Since its establishment in 2002, more than 93,000 new graduate nurses have participated in the program. Notably, The Institute of Medicine recently published The Future of Nursing report identifying actionable measures that will transform the nursing profession –specifically highlighting the importance of nurse residency programs for nurses entering the transition-to-practice. To-date, the Vizient/AACN Nurse Residency Program™ has reduced turnover rates among first-year nurses achieving an average retention rate of 92.7%, exceeding the national average of 82.5%. For more information, visit The Vizient/AACN Nurse Residency Program™.