Ochsner Health is a system that delivers health to the people of Louisiana, Mississippi and the Gulf South with a mission to Serve, Heal, Lead, Educate and Innovate.
This Vizient/AACN Nurse Residency Program™ is designed to empower newly licensed nurses as they successfully transition into clinical practice by bridging the gap between the classroom and real-life nursing practice through in-person and virtual interactions. The residency program prepares nurses with reflective practice skills.
Designed to bridge the gap between the classroom and real-life nursing practice through in-person and virtual interactions, the Ochsner nurse residency program prepares new graduates with reflective practice skills which will support the new graduate nurse in their profession. Ochsner’s Nurse Residency program is supporting nurses with every step; program mentors will help celebrate wins and overcome any challenges to transition to practice!
"The Nurse Residency Program provided by Ochsner has helped me bridge from a nursing student to practicing in a clinical profession. The program offered resources specific to Ochsner policies/procedures as well as self-care. I felt more confident and prepared throughout my orientation because I felt supported by my leaders, had 24/7 access to my mentors, and had peer support from other new grad nurses I met in the program. The program kept me engaged because unlike traditional classroom education, I participated in fun, hands-on activities, and open discussions with my cohort. I have noticed an improvement in my clinical decision-making, time management, and professional development skills. Going forward in my first year as a nurse, I keep in touch with my mentors, as well as my leaders who are continuously supporting me and my nursing career."
- Stephanie Lipson RN, BSN