"We offer a Nurse Residency Program that is designed for the new graduate nurse. It is structured around monthly learning sessions, with a focus on providing an interactive, reflective and enriched learning environment. The program is designed to enhance recruitment/retention of the new graduate nurse and support their transition into a competent practitioner. I am proud to announce that we recently completed year 19 of this program. I asked our participants to write an open letter to a Dear New Nurse. These kind words of support and encouragement are meant for every nurse, in every position, in every stage of their career."
– Erin Smital, Nursing Professional Development Educator & Nurse Residency Coordinator, RWHC
LETTER 7 - Dear Brand New Nurse...
Thank you for joining this profession. Being a nurse is going to challenge you; there may be days where you wonder if it is still worth it, but I promise it will get better! The patients need you. Take what Erin has to say in RWHC and use it in your practice. Keep your head up and remember your why .