Transition to Practice - Part 1: Implementing the AAACN Ambulatory Care Nurse Residency Program: The Importance of a Structural Framework


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Abstract

Executive Summary▸ The AAACN Ambulatory Care Registered Nurse Residency Program is distinct from orientation by providing a coordinated and comprehensive transition into an ambulatory care clinical environment.▸ The Ambulatory Care Registered Nurse Residency Program is designed to strengthen the transition support for new registered nurse (RN) graduates and RNs new to the ambulatory care specialty.▸ Residency programs have the potential to promote the role of the RN and his or her commitment to the profession of nursing.▸ A broad, integrated, and comprehensive structure is critical to successful implementation and sustainability.

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