As the U.S. population ages, healthcare is shifting from acute care environments to post-acute and community settings. New nurses in particular lack the specialized knowledge required for chronic care and gerontological care and are often unprepared to transition into post-acute settings.
Developing a Residency in Post-Acute Care offers practical curricula based on an innovative and successful nurse residency model that positions staff educators and preceptors to support new nurses as they enter post-acute settings. This indispensable book also provides tools and resources for nurse educators to use in developing and training new and existing staff, including:
- Lesson plans, objectives, and outlines
- Activities geared toward adult learners
- Strategies for presenting material
- Detailed case studies
- Participant evaluation methods
- References and additional resources
The application model provided in Developing a Residency in Post-Acute Care is fully adaptable for multiple post-acute settings. This resource enables instructors to enhance competency and confidence in new nurses-not simply re-teach materials learned in school. In the end, better onboarding can lead to significant improvements in cost, quality of care, and nurse retention rates.
About the Authors
Edna Cadmus, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, is a Clinical Professor and Specialty Director of the Graduate Nursing Leadership Tracks at Rutgers School of Nursing.
Susan Salmond, EdD, RN, ANEF, FAAN, is Executive Vice Dean and Professor at Rutgers School of Nursing.
Linda Hassler, DNP, RN, GCNS-BC, FNGNA, is an Associate Clinical Professor at Rutgers School of Nursing.
Nancy Bohnarczyk, MA, RN, CNE, is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Rutgers School of Nursing.
Katherine Kuren Black, MSN, RN-BC, is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Rutgers School of Nursing.
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