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Nurse Residency and Mentorship - Transition to Practice Platform

Healthcare Industry

Organizations Involved

Occupations Involved

Workforce Development Focus

Workforce Issues Addressed


CommonSpirit Health; Dignity Health Global Education

Registered Nurses

Improving the quality of healthcare workforce AND healthcare workforce retention

Increasing the training available to current healthcare professionals; Any activity or implement that addresses reducing healthcare professional turnover


Dignity Health's Global Education (DHGE) division offers a Nurse Residency and Mentorship - Transition to Practice Platform which is a 12-month, customizable program that allows hospitals and health systems a solution to reduce their RN turnover and support new nurses during their first year of employment. DHGE provides curriculum for preceptors and educators, as well as a wellness platform for participants. The first phase of the program is a full-time, 16-24 week commitment when the RN completes cohort-based, unit-specific courses. During the second phase, RNs spend between 1-4 hours a week in a mentorship program and complete additional coursework. The program says that it will save hospitals an average of $2.6M annually for every 100 new nurses retained and that it aims to reduce RN turnover by a minimum of 10% per hospital.

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