New Graduate Nurse Residency Program
Nurse Residency was created to provide ongoing clinical and personal support to first-year nurses in practice. The program gives new graduates a forum to share thoughts, feelings, concerns and clinical experiences. Through the process of sharing, new graduates are empowered with the understanding that the challenges experienced during transition from school to practice are “normal.”
New graduates are supported in developing their clinical knowledge through the integration of NovEx in the Residency Program. NovEx is a web based educational program that allows new grads to focus on early recognition, thinking, reasoning and judgment. Ongoing clinical education is provided by discussions of common disease processes and pathophysiology, legal aspects of care and end-of-life issues in combination with case study evaluations and simulations as a learning tool.
Clinical Simulation Center
PIH Health Whittier Hospital recently opened the new state-of-the art Clinical Simulation Center. The new center provides physicians and nurses with technology and training to enhance their skills and ability to provide the highest quality patient care available.
Following the completion of the New Graduate Residency Program, new nurses may choose to participate in the Mentorship Program. In the Mentorship Program, new nurses partner with more experienced nurses from another department for guidance and personal support through the second year of nursing.