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UHC/AACN Nurse Residency Program™

A Sound Investment in Patient Care, Nurse Satisfaction, and Fiscal HealthNurse Residency Program

To deliver superior patient care, you must engage nurses from day 1. You must train them to be critical thinkers and educate them to lead. The UHC/AACN Nurse Residency Program™, the nation's top nurse residency curriculum, is designed to empower your nurses—and transform your institution. In the first 3 years, UHC/AACN Nurse Residency Program™ hospitals had an aggregate turnover rate among first-year nurses of just 5.6%, compared with the national average of 27.1%.


University of Kansas Hospital Shares Their Nurse Residency Story


  • More engaged, better educated, more empowered nurses with
    • Increased competence and more confident decision-making
    • Greater satisfaction and professional commitment
    • Stronger leadership and critical thinking skills
  • Improved team dynamics as a result of reduced turnover
  • Higher morale and lower stress
  • Positive impact on safety and quality of patient care
  • Curriculum focused on leadership, patient outcomes, and professionalism
  • Emphasis on evidence-based practice
  • NRP Meeting Place professional collaboration site, for NRP participants only
  • Database that allows for custom benchmarking and program evaluation
  • NRP annual networking meeting

Networking and Collaborative Opportunities

  • Connect with other participants through the Nurse Residency Program Listserver
  • Engage with experts during monthly conference calls

For More Information

Deb McElroy - senior director, Nursing Leadership
Amy Drescher-Crumpley - administrator, Nursing Leadership
Kim Murray - member support specialist, Nursing Leadership

Deb McElroy, Amy Drescher-Crumpley, Kim Murray

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