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Lake Superior State University (LSSU)'s Post-Baccalaureate Rural Nurse Residency Certificate Program

Lake Superior State University

4-Year IHE

Healthcare Industry

Organizations Involved

Occupations Impacted

Registered Nurses

Workforce Development Focus

Improving the quality of healthcare workforce AND healthcare workforce retention

Workforce Issue Addressed

Training current healthcare professionals in new techniques or practices; training current healthcare professionals so that they will be able to serve a broader population; any activity or implement that addresses reducing healthcare professional turnover


LSSU's Post-Baccalaureate Rural Nurse Residency Certificate Program provides first-year BSNs with advanced instruction and education to prepare them for working in a rural healthcare setting. The residency program lasts for 12 months and the participants are paid to work 36 hours/week during the program. The program's goals are to improve healthcare for rural communities and to increase retention of BSN-prepared RNs.

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