Congratulations to Methodist’s first class of nurse residents to complete the Covenant Health Nurse Residency Program. The year-long program involved classroom learning seminars, case studies, small group discussion, pre-cepted clinical practice, and evidence-based practice projects to train the newly-graduated nurses. The program was developed by Covenant Health to help welcome, orient and prepare new nurses as they transition from the academic classroom to the clinical bedside.
During the ceremony, Methodist’s chief nursing officer Sue Harris, along with clinical managers from each of the nursing units and Covenant Health’s nurse residency program coordinator Sara Meadows were on hand to congratulate and celebrate the new graduates.
“To witness the graduation celebration of this inaugural class of nurse residents was incredibly rewarding,” said Harris. “It was my privilege to personally applaud each of these nurses for their commitment to this program, to their profession and ultimately to their patients.”
Thanks to all of the Methodist leaders who worked closely with the nurse residents in their departments, and to nurse educators Carol King, Patty Jeffers and Mari Beth Waschevski for their efforts to make this program such as success.