NewYork-Presbyterian joins the Nursing Now Challenge
We are delighted to announce that NewYork-Presbyterian (New York, USA) has accepted the Nursing Now Challenge!
Over the coming year, several programs will be shared and discussed by NewYork-Presbyterian designed to support early career nurses including the Nursing Fellowship Program, Nurse Residency Program and campus-based mentoring programs.
“We have collaborated with the Nursing Now Challenge for many months on various exciting projects to support nurses and midwives in their leadership journey, with a particular focus on the well-being of early career nurses and midwives. Today, we are delighted to announce we are implementing our own Nursing Now Challenge.” – Dr. MariLou Prado-Inzerillo, Vice President of Nursing Operations & Dr. Rhoda Redulla, Director of Nursing Excellence/Magnet Recognition, NewYork-Presbyterian
Nurse Residency Program
The Nurse Residency Program (NRP) is a transition to practice program supporting new graduate nurses during their first year of practice as a registered professional nurse. All new graduate nurses hired into their first RN position are automatically enrolled in the nurse residency program. The program at NewYork-Presbyterian is an accredited practice transition program from the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Commission on Accreditation in Practice Transition Program (PTAP).
This program provides nurses the opportunity to enhance their professional growth, leadership and evidence-based practice skills. The NRP program assists in bridging the gap between academia in practice in the area of leadership, quality outcomes and professional role. In 2022 there were over 1000 nurse residents in the program. The overall Nurse Residency Program retention rate was 94%which exceeds the Vizient national benchmark of 86.1 %. The Department of Nursing Professional Development provided additional opportunities to assist our newest nurses such as skills clinics and “back to basics” education series.
Research Fellowship Program
The Academic-Practice Research Fellowship is a structured certificate program for NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital nurses to gain formal guidance and mentorship from nursing school partners. Faculty from Columbia Nursing School of Nursing, Case Western University, and City University of New York serve as mentors in the conduct and dissemination of research. Fellows are paired with a PhD-prepared mentor and complete a research study during the two-year fellowship program. Fellows are provided dedicated time to complete their studies. Research studies focus on a broad range of issues in nursing and healthcare such as improving the therapeutic nurse-patient relationship, moral distress, evaluating obstetric nurses’ perception of implicit bias and other topic areas.
Nursing Now Challenge
There are over 58,000 early-career nurses and midwives taking part in Nursing Now Challenge leadership development programs in almost 90 countries around the world.
The Nursing Now Challenge works to raise the profile and build the power and potential of student and early-career nurses and midwives on a global scale. The value of the Nursing Now Challenge network is globally renowned, as it offers a unique space for student and early-career nurses and midwives to connect, share experiences and grow together. It has become a key feature and valuable support system in the lives of thousands of early-career nurses and midwives globally, representing a vibrant, diverse, challenge-led community where student and early-career nurses and midwives are inspired and motivated.