Phone: (217) 523-4747

HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital

New Nurse Residency Program

The Nurse Residency Program at HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital offers a dynamic and engaging experience that will positively impact the nurse’s ability to provide quality, compassionate care to patients, as the new nurse transitions from student nurse to professional nurse. The Nurse Residency Program is 8 weeks for Medical-Surgical units and 10 weeks for Specialty units. A Preceptor and Educator, will partner with the new nurse to develop their clinical skills and enhance individual strengths to uncover their passion, allowing them to make the biggest difference during their nurse career.

8 weeks Medical-Surgical or 10 weeks Specialty

Week 1: General & Nursing Orientation

  • Meet with Preceptor Weekly 

Weeks 2 - 8/10: 40 hours per week

  • 8 hours Classroom/Simulation
  • 32 hours Clinical time on unit with Preceptor
  • Nurse Educator meets monthly with NLRN cohort to check-in on orientation process and help answer questions and concerns as needed.

Weeks 8/10 - 52

  • Nurse Educator presents monthly 4-hour education sessions with NLRN cohort following the 8/10 week orientation program

For more information on the HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital New Nurse Residency contact:

Jennifer Cullen
Director of Education and Professional Practice

Program Curriculum includes:

  • General Orientation
  • Nursing Orientation
  • Introduction to Residency Program
  • Nursing Assessment
  • Information/Documentation
  • How to Handle Crisis Situations
  • Infusion A
  • Infusion B
  • Neurology
  • Advanced Neurology
  • Respiratory
  • Advanced Respiratory
  • Acute Dysrhythmia
  • ED/ICU Critical Care
  • Perioperative
  • OB

The Simulations will be planned and prepared to coincide with different classes. The Simulations will primarily take place at St. John’s College of Nursing Simulation Lab in Springfield, Illinois, a state of art facility just opened in May of 2016.

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