Heart of Oncology Nursing

A Telling Transition: New Graduate Nursing in the Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplantation Setting

Kirby DiBerardino

new graduate nurse, nurse residency program, oncology, bone marrow transplantation
CJON 2014, 18(3), 369-370. DOI: 10.1188/14.CJON.369-370

The University of Colorado Hospital's Post-Baccalaureate Nurse Residency Program is a Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education-accredited program structured to provide critical elements important for a successful transition into professional nursing practice. As part of the program, graduate nurse residents receive a year of education that includes 12-24 weeks of precepted orientation on the clinical unit, paid specialty courses, and monthly seminars that provide additional curriculum and mentoring support. At the completion of the program, the residents complete an evidence-based practice project and a clinical narrative summarizing their residency experience. The following is an example of one resident's exemplar.

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