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  1. Montgomery, Tiffany MSN, RN, NPD-BC
  2. Webb, Tammy R. MSN, RN, NE-BC
  3. Grimes, Erika MSN, RN, NPD-BC
  4. Akinradewo, Allan MBA, PHR
  5. Patton, Lindsey MSN, APRN, PCNS-BC


A multistep selection process was established to assist in securing top talent while achieving diversity objectives for a nurse residency program. The selection process incorporated objective scoring tools, diverse panel interviews, unconscious bias training, and standardized interview questions to decrease unconscious and implicit bias. As a result, the entry-level nursing workforce has become more diversified by race, gender, age, and academic training.