The Orlando VA Healthcare System is a seeking 10 Registered Nurses to participate in a residency program resulting in job placement on the Medical/Surgical unit. The VHA Registered Nurse Transition to Practice Residency Program (RNTTP) strives to support individuals in their first nursing role and/or have less than one-year experience who have graduated from a pre-licensure nursing program accredited by the U.S Department of Education. The RNTTP program assists the post-graduate RN in the transition from academia to a complex practice environment. The RNTTP Program consists of a comprehensive 12-month curriculum built upon standards related to clinical, leadership, and professional dimensions. Additionally, Veteran-centric content is reviewed during the RNTTP Program. The program may contain both didactic and experiential learning components. Each post-graduate RN is assigned a Preceptor who is an experienced RN who has completed preceptor training. The 12-month RNTTP program consists of a series of learning lessons, and work experiences, focused on direct patient care. This nurse residency program promotes and supports an enhanced orientation to assist in transitioning entry-level nurses to competent professional nurses, defined by Benner's "Novice to Expert" theory. The residency includes diverse content, clinical experience, and a peer support network providing the opportunity to refine nursing skills, enhance knowledge, and develop relationships as a new nurse transitioning into professional nursing. The program is directed by the RNTTP coordinator who will facilitate the program and serve as valuable resource for the new RN, enhancing the traditional preceptor model. The program design and content are guided by: VHA DIRECTIVE 1077 VHA REGISTERED NURSE TRANSITION-TO-PRACTICE RESIDENCY PROGRAM April 26, 2019 Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education's (CCNE) Standards for Accreditation of Entry to Practice Nurse Residency Programs (CCNE, 2015) Patricia Benner's theory of "Novice to Expert" (1984) Work Schedule: Must be available to work all shifts, including weekends and holidays Be available to work as scheduled on assigned units (Shifts may be 12 hours, 8 hours, or a combination of both) Work week will vary, but includes weekdays, weekends and holidays Shifts vary, but will include nights/days/evenings Financial Disclosure Report: Not required.
Internal Number: 600305900
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Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.