26 SBL nursing grads prep for next step: residency
Sarah Bush Lincoln (SBL) recently announced the 26 nursing graduates who will make the transition to “competent, confident and compassionate” professionals via the school's residency program.
With the advantage of cultivating strong work relationships from the outset, each nurse will work in an assigned unit, participate in ongoing learning activities, and have access to support and resources during the yearlong program.
The program begins with crisis management and hands-on classes and concludes with the residents developing and completing research projects.
Cynthia Edwards, SBL's director of Patient Education, said that by focusing on factors as stress, time management and communication along with traditional safety and clinical skills, the program gives the group a strong career start.
The residents include Kim Pruemer, Lindsey Lamb, Whitney Donaldson, Amy Higgs, Amanda Waddell, Erica Webster, Jessica Lee, Morgan Davis, Katey Stuckemeyer, Jordan Stephens, Julia Heltsley, Emily Warner, Jessica Osborne, Londyn McNeal, Aaron Walters, Ashley Giordano, Sasha Edwards, Whitney Wright, Paige Olmsted, Drew Shore, Eric Horin, Kassidy Hunt, Emily Weinard, Joselynn Jones, Heather Chancellor and Danielle Michalek.
“Through the Nurse Residency Program, our goal is to provide our patients with the most-prepared nurses possible,” Edwards said. “We want our nurses to be outstanding from the very beginning, so we are providing them with the tools and support to be successful.”