Versant RN Residency - The First Ten Years

Versant® Publication - “Improving Retention, Confidence, and Competence of New Graduate Nurses: Results from a 10-Year Longitudinal Database”

Recent initiatives by the Institute of Medicine, the Advisory Board, the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, and the Carnegie Foundation all indicate that new graduate RNs are not prepared to practice safely and effectively upon graduation, that this practice gap must be addressed, and that new graduate residencies have been shown to be an effective strategy. This is the initiative that all participants in the Versant RN Residency, from new graduate nurses to Chief Nursing Officers, have engaged in addressing over the last ten years.

An article by Versant titled "Improving Retention, Confidence, and Competence of New Graduate Nurses: Results from a 10-Year Longitudinal Database” was published in the November / December 2010 edition of Nursing Economic$ Journal and was featured as the CNE article. The results of this study present collective evidence of a fact already known to you: both new graduate nurses and their organizations benefit significantly from the implementation of a structured, evidence-based, clinical immersion RN residency.

The success of the Versant RN Residency is due to the rigorous implementation and maintenance of the conceptual model that includes classroom instruction, guided opportunities to develop hands-on mastery of nursing skills, support through mentoring, debriefing, professional guidance, and engagement of nurses and stakeholders throughout the entire organization. Thank you to all who have helped us gather the evidence to publish this article. With your collaboration and partnership, Versant houses the largest dataset of new graduate nurses and is pleased to share the acquired knowledge of our group efforts with the greater nursing community.

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