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  1. Owings, Clara R. EdD
  2. Gaskins, Susan W. PHM, DSN


Most nurse residency literature published on nurse residency evaluation comes from programs based in academic medical centers. Fewer studies exist on evaluation of nurse residencies in community hospitals. Secondary data analysis was used to evaluate a 12-month program based in a community hospital setting. Participants reported improvements in confidence, nursing skills, abilities, professional satisfaction, feeling supported, and decreased stress. Turnover decreased from 37% to <4% within 3 years.