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  1. Malone, Melissa MSN, RN-BC, NPD-BC
  2. John, Elsa MSN, RN, CMSRN
  3. Ridgeway, Pamela MSN, RN, CCRN


The disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic had a significant impact in the transition of the new graduate nurse to independent practice. This article describes the conversion of a nurse residency program from a traditional classroom to a virtual setting and the barriers the team encountered. Curriculum changes and processes are described, including ideas for future implementation. These processes may be used as a guide for other institutions.