New Jersey Action Coalition's New Long-Term Care Residency Program Highlighted on Nurse.com

The New Jersey Action Coalition’s new long-term care residency program was recently featured in an article on Nurse.com.  The program will be “one of the first long-term care nurse residency programs for new graduates in the country.” 

Currently, there is high turnover of registered nurses (RNs) in long-term care facilities.  The Action Coalition is “trying to promote the fact there are great experiences for nurses in long-term care,” said Edna Cadmus, RN, PhD, NEA-BC, FAAN, co-lead of the New Jersey Action Coalition.   

The New Jersey Action Coalition has received a $1.6 million grant from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to fund the project. It will be led by faculty at Rutgers University, in partnership with the New Jersey Hospital Association, the Health Care Association of New Jersey, and approximately 20 other participating facilities. The yearlong program for 50 newly-licensed nurses will include simulation and care-based training focused on the care of geriatric patients. In addition, it includes preceptorships with experienced long-term care nurses who have received training as geriatrics resource nurses. Residents will also visit other setting, such as hospital, hospice, and home care facilities, to learn about care transition issues. 

Read the article here. 

by Aidan McCallion | April 14, 2014

Tags: education, new-jersey

Katie McPeek

Having worked in a long-term care facility for four years, I have seen the importance of having experienced staff. This area of healthcare is quickly expanding and the need for nurses in long-term facilities will only increase. Residency programs are a great opportunity to transition from student to practicing nurse. This is very exciting news for new graduates of nursing programs. Thanks for sharing!
Posted on: July 10, 2014, 5:05 pm

 

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