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Transitioning Experienced RNs To New Clinical Practice Areas

For more than a decade, the Versant New Graduate Nurse Residency™ (VNGNR™) has been regarded as the leading program in the nation for transitioning new graduate nurses into clinical practice. Partnering with healthcare organizations nationwide, we have consistently been recognized for our commitment to creating an environment that promotes learning and professional development.

A National Trend

Versant was prominently featured in the landmark 2010 Institute of Medicine report, “The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health,” which called for mandatory nurse residencies. According to the report, it is imperative for healthcare organizations to provided nurses with the enhanced knowledge and skills they need to take on a leadership role in ensuring patient safety.

The rapid changes in the current healthcare market, combined with the complex needs of an aging population and advances in diagnosis and treatment of more critically ill and injured patients, have produced an unprecedented demand for a highly trained and specialized nursing workforce.

Through close collaboration with our clients, we have become privy to another critical challenge that healthcare organizations are now facing—how to best prepare and support experienced nurses moving from one specialty area of practice to another. Through the development of the Versant Transition Nurse Fellowship™ (VTNF™), we assist client hospitals in implementing a long-term staffing strategy to address the urgent need for nurse retention and quality patient care.

The Versant Transition Nurse Fellowship is specifically designed to provide innovative training that supports critical thinking and education nurses need to meet the challenges that accompany their expanding roles as they transition into new specialties.

Unique Features
  • The Versant Transition Nurse Fellowship, ranging from 8 weeks to 18 weeks depending on the area of specialty, includes competency-driven guided clinical immersion and curriculum, as well as formal mentoring and debriefing.
  • Each transition nurse fellow receives an individualized learning plan for competency acquisition based on a multi-level data performance gap analysis process.
  • Vital professional development topics, such as conflict resolution, the culture of a new unit, self-confidence and goal setting, are presented and discussed.

The Versant Transition Nurse Fellowship continues our mission of fundamentally improving the quality of patient care through developing and sustaining professional nursing organizations…One Nurse at a Time®.

For more information on implementation of the Versant Transition Nurse Fellowship, please contact your Versant Performance and Outcomes representative or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Continuing Nursing Education

Versant® is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


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