The Residency Program at St. Michael Medical Center nurtures new registered nurse (RN) professionals. It prepares them to practice at a higher level, to confront daily challenges, and to help change the workplace for the better. This process, for expediting the transition from student to competent staff nurse, is constructed in a 12-18 week program based off the individual’s experiences and competencies; with additional time available for training in specialty units. Versant has created a Competency-Based model, which is a comprehensive, systematic, and standardized approach designed to onboard new graduates into their professional role with multi-layered support.
At the beginning of the residency, residents complete a Performance Gap Analysis, to identify their strengths and weaknesses as an RN. A personalized learning plan is created, which is used to guide the new RN’s development. The new RN is provided with classroom time, unit time with a trained preceptor, and performance support tools (independent study) designed to ensure success. Versant’s competency-based approach to education aligns with the Quality and Safety Education for Nurses Institute (QSEN)’s national competency statements, as well as many other professional organizations.
This structured residency program supports the new graduate, and their success demonstrated by the competency and confidence of the new nurse at the end of 12-18 weeks compared to nurses at 18 months who were on-boarded traditionally without the benefit of a structured residency program. This acceleration of competence has direct and tangible benefits to both organizations and nurses alike.
The Community Foundation has provided financial support to the Versant Residency program at St. Michael since its beginning in 2009. The St. Michael Medical Center Foundation has raised in excess of three million dollars, to date, to support new nurse training! This community support has helped prepare our new graduate RN’s since its inception and continues to grow each year!
When you are deciding where to begin your career, it is important to select an organization that has made a commitment to invest in its most valuable resource-its nurses!
We offer two orientation sessions throughout the year respectively beginning in February and August.
The first step is to complete the online application on our Careers site. Search for "Versant" using the search bar.
Once that is completed, and if you meet the above minimum requirements, you will receive an email from a recruiter requesting that you provide the following packet to complete the application process.
For more information, contact Kira White, St. Michael Versant Residency Coordinator, at [email protected].