Nursing Residencies Help City Hospitals Train, Retain Graduates
May 06, 2013
A local news story on Alaska Regional Hospital's RN Residency program for newly graduated nurses.
Long a part of educating physicians, structured residency programs that bridge the gap from classroom to hospital are an increasingly important way for Anchorage hospitals to hire and retain nurses.
The hospitals hope graduates will stay on, helping to replace a generation of retiring baby boomer nurses and combating high turnover rates that force them to hire expensive, temporary fill-in staff.