1. Dannemeyer, Deborah MAS, BSN, RN-BC
  2. Jalandoni, Cecile MN, RN, CNS
  3. Vonderheide, Dawn MSN, RN-BC


This article will explain one organization's experience in developing a licensed vocational nurse residency program in an ambulatory setting, the barriers and challenges, and program outcomes. It outlines results of the program in building competence and confidence for vocational nurses to perform as effective team members in the primary care office setting. Learnings from this experience may be applied to enhance new and transitioning employee orientation and education programs in ambulatory and inpatient settings.