Rural Nurse Residency (RNRP)
Rural Nurse Residency I is the fundamentals of nurse transition to practice where nurse residents explore and localize evidence in practice, their role and responsibility in relation to nursing practice and gain confidence in safe nursing practice. In this competency-based course the nurse resident can expect to be onboarded into the rural nurse residency program and their assigned residency health care agency, aligned with a professional mentor, demonstrate skills, perform simulations, and begin to explore and localize a framework for their professional nursing practice. Nursing Grand rounds and course work will immerse the nurse resident in critical thinking application to real world problems for nurses, patients, and health care in rural environments. Topics will include medication management, documentation skills and practice, professional liability and more. This course may be repeated one time if resident is a resident in good standing. 8 credits
In this competency-based course the nurse resident can expect to broaden and regionalize their ability to apply evidence-based learning to practice more confidently and competently. Critical thinking application will become more challenging as the resident becomes more experienced. Professional goals will be established, and a vision and outline for a professional framework in practice developed. Nursing Grand Rounds will prepare the nurse resident to manage ethical and legal issues in professional nursing practice. The nurse resident will begin their professional service by serving on an organization committee, professional organization and committee, or a community-based committee or council. Disparities in rural health will become more evident and the nurse resident will begin to evaluate their role in relation to the health care organization and community they are in. Quality and risk mitigation will be emphasized, and achievement of a quality-based certificate will be done. This course may be repeated if the student is in good standing. 8 credits.
In this competency-based course the nurse resident can expect to universalize, affirm, and transform their professional nursing role. Critical thinking application will be driven by the nurse resident and demonstrated through clear decision making. Professional goals will be ongoing, and a solid professional framework in practice developed for the achievement of professional goals and practice. Case studies will be presented during Nursing Grand Rounds by the nurse resident. The nurse resident will be actively engaged in their professional service and completing a capstone leadership project for presentation and/or publication. Disparities in rural health will be addressed in this capstone demonstrating improvements for access, equity, and diversity in rural health care. Quality and risk mitigation will be achieved, and independent and collaborative responsibilities will be carried out with confidence and competence. This course may be repeated if student is in good standing. 8 credits.