1. Wierzbinski-Cross, Heather MSN, RN, CNE
  2. Ward, Kristin MSN, RN
  3. Baumann, Paula PhD, MBA, RN, CNE


The purpose of this project was to describe the benefits and components of successful nurse residency programs, as well as gain insight into the perceptions of staff nurses, nurse educators, and nurse leaders regarding value, feasibility, and barriers to implementing nurse residency programs in acute care settings. This study has important implications for implementing an effective residency program.