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  1. Shinners, Jean PhD, RN, NPD-BC
  2. Deasy, Patty MSN, RN, FNP


Structured, evidence-based nurse residency programs have been accepted as necessary for the successful transition of new graduate nurses, and the coordination of programs is a large part of the nursing professional development practitioner role. Using best practices, the nursing professional development practitioner determines the development and design of the nurse residency program, including identification of competencies, curriculum, clinical experiences, and residency length.