**Cohort NLN Residency, Orientation Start Date July 9, 2018**
At CHRISTUS Spohn Health System, we understand that our nurse graduates are the future of health care and because of this we provide a rewarding career opportunity to those interested in joining our mission. CHRISTUS Spohn provides a developmental and onboarding Residency Program to help newly licensed Registered Nurses obtain the skills and confidence necessary for providing high quality patient care through evidence-based training and critical thinking alongside our recognized professionals.
Provides support for the Med/Surg Newly Licensed RN
Utilizes a critical thinking model to enhance the experience of nursing while promoting competency and professionalism in an ongoing positive environment
Involves approximately 12 months of Residency Cohort Sessions which includes 13 hours of didactic and skills lab instruction monthly
Pairs each participant with selected Preceptors with a variety of medical/surgical experience to provide training on unit for approximately 10 weeks
Includes monthly feedback sessions and evaluations
Opportunity for interdisciplinary rotations
Well-rounded skill set, including Telemetry and other nursing disciplines
General in-service in different equipment and demonstrations
ACLS and PALS training
Contact hours for nursing licensure
Consideration for preceptor qualification at completion of program for those who meet criteria
Job Description: Responsible and accountable for quality nursing care and for a designated group of patients by demonstrating ability to problem solve utilizing the nursing process. Supervises licensed vocational nurses, and nursing assistant, and technicians who are assigned care to a group of patients.
Med/Surg Nursing Residency Requirements
Attendance is mandatory to maintain residency
Travel required between facilities, clinics, health fairs
Must have a current RN license prior to orientation start
Must be a recent new graduate RN from an accredited nursing school with little or no experience
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.