The Adult Surgical track is geared toward new nursing graduates who seek to specialize in Adult Acute Surgical nursing. The program is designed to nurture the new graduate RN in the transition from student to professional. It provides new nurses with the specific tools and experiences needed to begin a successful career in adult surgery. Once hired into the program as a full-time employee, your first seven weeks are spent in a combination of classroom and clinical roations that allow you to experience a full range of adult surgical nursing.
Clinical experiences in each of the adult surgery units are designed to give the new graduate exposure to the patient demographics, the unit environments, and the healthcare professional teams in each area.
Patient populations cared for by nurses in the Adult Surgical track may include:
After the seven-week rotational phase, nurse residents are placed in available positions in the Adult Surgery clinical area. These placements are determined by a process involving the residents, preceptors, and unit management. After placement in their home unit, residents experience a focused orientation in their clinical area, and they continue to work with unit-based preceptors.
Support is a key element in strengthening self-assurance. Throughout the residents' first year of practice, they are required to attend classes every six weeks which focus on pertinent issues. The classes cover topics ranging from pallative care to Spanish for Healthcare to difficult conversations.
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