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DI: Online Residency Program Receives Funding to Expand

University of Iowa College of Nursing will use funding from the Iowa Workforce Development to expand on its online nurse residency program and create a registered nurse apprenticeship program.

By Kelsey Harrell | The Daily Iowan | 4/16/2019

When newly graduated nurses begin working at health-care organizations, they may need extra support transitioning into their careers. 

UI’s Online Nurse Residency Program Helps Health Care Provider Achieve ANCC Accreditation

Presbyterian Healthcare Services of Albuquerque, NM, just received American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accreditation for its Transition to Practice and Perioperative programs.

The ANCC accreditation program recognizes the importance of high-quality Continuing Nursing Education (CNE), interprofessional continuing education, residency and fellowship programs, and skills-based competency programs.

Nurse residents from the Iowa Online Nurse Residency Program present projects to nurse leaders in Northwest Iowa

Crawford County Memorial Hospital in Dension, Iowa hosted the District A Iowa Organization of Nurse Leaders Meeting for the month of September. During this meeting, two nurse residents from the Iowa Online Nurse Residency Program had the opportunity to present their residency project to the group of approximately 30 nurse leaders from Northwest Iowa.  These residents did an excellent job working to improve care at their facility. Topics includ

Iowa Nurse Residency Program Featured on Rural Health Leadership Radio

Nicole Weathers MSN, RN, Program Manager, Iowa Online Nurse Residency Program, was recently featured on Rural Health Leadership Radio. With almost 10 years of experience in rural health care under her belt, Weathers knows and understands the trials and tribulations the rural facilities face when it comes to recruiting and retaining nurses.