HaysMed Honors Nurses Completing the RN Residency Program
HAYS, Kansas (June 22, 2016)— Eighteen registered nurses at HaysMed were honored recently at a recognition ceremony and luncheon. They completed the year long RN Residency Program offered at HaysMed.
The program began a year ago in July and the nurses spent the first 3 weeks in a classroom setting. The remainder of training focuses on clinical experience, one on one mentorship with their preceptor, high-fidelity simulations and on the job training. Additionally, nurses receive training from professionals in several departments, such as radiology, pharmacy, cardiac care, OB and others.
The RN Residency class included Jennifer Anderson, RN, Cassandra Armbruster, RN, Calie Borthwick, RN, Eric Bose, RN, Sheylynn Eickhoff, RN, Whitney Hoban, RN, Leah Houston, RN, Emily LaBarge, RN, Elizabeth McElroy, RN, Christy Moeder, RN, Cole Reichert, RN, Gage Reichert, RN, Desirea Renz, RN, Gwen Sillmon, RN, Hali Sprenkel, RN, Amber Thompson, RN, Christina Thomsen, RN and Annie VonFeldt, RN.
The RN Residency Program at HaysMed is one of only two in the state and has been offered since 2008. Shari Hertel, RN heads the program and has oversight of all the training. HaysMed also works closely with critical access hospitals in the region through a rural residency program to provide training to nurses practicing in the rural setting.
“It is a great program.” said Hertel. “Having one year of focused, on the job evidenced based learning produces nurses who are more confident and competent in their skills which translates into improved patient care.”
Currently there are 11 nurses scheduled in the next program which begins in July. The program is open to newly graduated RNs.