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Norman Regional Health System Boasts First-In-State Accredited Nurse Residency Program

Norman Regional Health System Boasts First-In-State Accredited Nurse Residency Program

Norman Regional Health System has another first-in-state accreditation. This time, the Nurse Residency Program has received accreditation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center Practice Transition Accreditation Program (PTAP), becoming the first in the state of Oklahoma to achieve this status. The PTAP sets the global standard for residency programs that transition nurses into new practice settings.

What Is the Accredited Residency Program?

The nurse residency program at Norman Regional began in 2017. The program partners with Vizient, a nationwide organization that provides solutions and services that improve the delivery of high-value care for hospitals and health systems.

Norman Regional’s Accredited Residency Program includes an evidence-based curriculum that offers residents a collaborative learning environment to successfully transition into clinical practice. Residents are given the opportunity to work alongside experienced staff and learn in real-life settings to be better prepared and more confident as they enter the workforce.

With the PTAP accreditation, the Norman Regional Nurse Residency Program has demonstrated and continues to ensure quality of residency program content, knowledge and experience of faculty, evidence-based practice, satisfaction of residents and improved patient care and outcomes.

As a resident, nurses have the chance to refine their clinical abilities, explore specialized areas of nursing, and engage in continuous professional development. Norman Regional’s program is accredited, assuring of its quality and commitment to excellence.

Why Choose Norman Regional’s Accredited Nurse Residency?

It’s important to look for an accredited residency because it tells hospitals that to have achieved an accreditation, they met certain high-quality standards and have the structure to get the defined outcomes that they want. Norman Regional will be on its sixth year of residencies in August, which will be the 16th cohort.

“The nurses come once a month to residency seminars. We have three different cohorts that go year-round with different start dates and they get skills and curriculum, they are still getting oriented on their unit by a preceptor. We are looking in the seminars and the residency to give them that foundation and help continue to grow and develop them as a professional nurse,” said Cassie Chaffin, BSN, RN-CCRN-K, Norman Regional’s nurse residency supervisor.

Our Accredited Residency Program provides advanced clinical training which allows residents to enhance their proficiency in specific nursing specialties. Whether in the ICU or the OR, our residents will gain valuable expertise under the guidance of our skilled nurses. The sites that are included in this accreditation designation are the Norman Regional Hospital on Porter Avenue and Norman Regional HealthPlex Heart Hospital, with settings that include Med/Surg, Critical Care, Labor & Delivery and more.

How to Apply

Applications for the Accredited Residency Program are open. For more information and to apply for our Accredited Residency Program, visit our Nursing Careers website or contact Julia Burleson, senior healthcare recruiter or Cassie Chaffin, nurse residency supervisor.

Take the next step in your nursing career with Norman Regional Health System’s Accredited Nurse Residency Program!