The St. Luke’s STAR (Supporting Transitions and Relationships) Nurse Residency Program supports nurses as they transition from the academic setting to functioning as independent, competent St. Luke’s nurses.
The transition shock of the first year of professional nursing practice can be daunting for new graduates. STAR Nurse Residency provides a community and environment for new nurses to learn, discover, reflect, and share the experiences unique to a nurse in the first year of practice. This program empowers nurses, improves confidence and job satisfaction, and fosters retention in the profession of nursing.
Through an evidence-based, interactive, year-long program, nurse residents gain knowledge, practice skills, and develop relationships with their peers that help to smooth the transition of the first year. Reflective practice, guest speakers, case studies, simulations, and group activities provide an opportunity for new nurses to practice effective communication, collaboration, critical thinking, stress management, resource utilization, time management, delegation, and self-care.
We'll begin by discussing wellness and communication; documentation, culture and diversity; and delegation, collaboration, and time management.
Our next topics include situational awareness; declining patients and wound care; and emergent situations.
Next, we'll explore information literacy and trauma-informed care; teaching and precepting; and performance improvement and evidence-based practice.
Finally, we'll cover ethics, death, and dying; critical thinking and story telling; and nursing professional practice before we celebrate your graduation!
At the conclusion of STAR Nurse Residency, new nurses will have increased confidence and comfort in:
For more information, please email us.
The St. Luke’s STAR program is applying for candidacy accreditation as a Transition to Practice program with the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). If you have questions, please contact the ACEN.