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Maryland Nurse Residency Academic Credit Toolkit

According to CCNE (2015), Nurse residency programs (NRPs) are: “a series of learning experiences that occur continuously over a minimum of 12 months through a collaborative partnership between a healthcare organization and one or more academic nursing programs. They serve to foster the process of professional role socialization, which involves the acquisition of knowledge, skills, attitudes, values, norms, and roles associated with the practice of a profession. Nurse residency programs involve a two-staged process: role transition and role integration. The transition phase bridges the gap between academia and practice and focuses on skill competency through situated learning and guided practice by a more experienced nurse (preceptor). The role integration phase involves development of competent, autonomous practice, assimilation into the work group, and demonstration of a professional identity by taking on the norms and values of the nursing profession” (p.5). NRPs facilitate the transition of the newly licensed registered nurses (NLRNs) from advanced beginners to competent professional nurses. NLRNs develop clinical leadership skills; gain effective clinical reasoning skills and performance; incorporate the best available research evidence into practice; practice collaboratively with the interprofessional healthcare team members; and create an individual career plan for life-long commitment to professional nursing (CCNE, 2015)(Jenkins, et al., 2018, pg. 9 & 10).

Jenkins, L. ,Warren, J. & Martin, K. (2018). Academic Credit for Nurse Residency Program Completion Toolkit*, accessed at