HAYS, Kansas – Seventeen 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 2021 with training focused on clinical experience, one on one mentorship with their preceptor, high-fidelity simulations and on the job training. Additionally, nurses received training from professionals in several departments, such as radiology, pharmacy, cardiac care, peri-op and others.
The RN Residency class from Hays included Alexis Clarke, RN, Lyric Dewey, RN, Yetunde Egundyti, RN, Amethyst Encarnacion, RN, Julia Gfeller, RN, Tina Ariano Kirton, RN, Lori Leiker, RN, Olubukola Ogunsakin, RN, Beverley Sammons, RN, Sarah Schaffer, RN, Cassie Schemm, RN, Sara Schippers, RN, Gannon Spresser, RN, Taylor Wade, RN, Jenna Wark, RN, Rystal Waldman, RN and Lee Ann Wilson, RN.
“It is so important for new nursing graduates to have a group of peers and mentors who assist them in enhancing their skills and becoming comfortable with the challenges of practice,” said Jennifer Peirano, RN Residency Coordinator. “Our program is evidence based, with positive clinical outcomes that will help not only the participating nurses, but also our patients.”
Currently there are 20 nurses scheduled in the next program which begins July 11, 2023. The program is open to newly graduated RNs and RNs that have less than one year of acute care experience.