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Emergency Nurse Residency Program

Healthcare Industry

Organizations Involved

Occupations Involved

Workforce Development Focus

Workforce Issues Addressed


Emergency Nurses Association (ENA)

Other: Emergency Nurses

Improving the quality of healthcare workforce AND healthcare workforce retention

Training current healthcare professionals in new techniques or practices; Any activity or implement that addresses reducing healthcare professional turnover


The Emergency Nurse Residency Program (ENRP) was created by the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) to help prepare and transition recently graduate nurses or experienced nurses who are new to the emergency department (ED) setting. The ENRP is a 16- to 18-week full-time program that leads nurses through planned lessons and lectures and matches them one-on-one with a nurse educator and clinical preceptor through hands-on experiences. The ENRP increases nurses' competence and confidence in their clinical abilities, with the goal of improving patient outcomes and reducing nurse turnover. So far, the ENRP has been implemented in 50 hospitals across the country.

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