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  1. Cadmus, Edna PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN
  2. Roberts, Michele Livitch EdD, RN, CNE
  3. Olson, Evy MSN, MBA, RN


The Institute of Medicine recommends residency programs be implemented for new graduates across all settings, yet hospitals have not consistently hardwired this into their organizations. The value proposition is in recruitment, retention, and the conservation of resources. New Jersey's experiences using the US Department of Labor apprenticeship model for nurse residency programs provides a strategy that can be implemented on a statewide basis.