Training the next class of nurses through hands-on learning

Baptist Health System recently welcomed 89 new nurses to its Nurse Residency Program.baptist health training class

The Nurse Residency Program is specially designed for recently licensed registered nurses who are within the first six months of their professional RN practice.

The program provides participants with the tools and skills needed to deliver exceptional bedside care. Through a combination of online and classroom learning, as well as ongoing checkpoints with a nurse preceptor, participating nurses will achieve competency in many areas of nursing practice, including acute care regulatory requirements, interpersonal and critical thinking skills and technical proficiency in a chosen clinical area.

Structured to support new nurse cohort bonding, the Nurse Residency Program connects participants with fellow nurses, administration, and nursing and physician leaders through networking and social activities.

“The Nurse Residency Program is an incredible opportunity for new nurses to develop the patient-centered skills and professional proficiencies needed to take the next step in their career in their chosen clinical area,” said Matthew Stone, Baptist Health System chief executive officer. “Through this unique training program, Baptist Health System is training the next class of caregivers and medical professionals needed to meet the healthcare needs of the San Antonio community.”