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Problem Statement: Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital (HFWH) 2022 annualized 1st year Nurse Resident (NR) turnover data was the highest amongst all Henry Ford Health hospitals. The results illuminated the need for priority focus and intervention. An overwhelming amount of literature indicates that lack of an effective transition to practice program for graduate nurses in a hospital setting can lead to issues such as: Inadequate Skill Development; Increased Stress and Burnout; Patient Safety Concerns; Communication Breakdowns; Retention Challenges; Negative Impact on Organizational Reputation. Improvement (Goal) Statement: To convene a multidisciplinary group of key stakeholders within HFWH and throughout Henry Ford Health to participate in an in-depth assessment and review of the current HFWH Nurse Residency program and alignment with Vizient® program best practice recommendations and anticipated outcomes. The Institute of Medicine recommends a transition-to-practice program to support graduate nurses during their first year of practice and ongoing evaluation of the program.

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Henry Ford Health


Detroit, Michigan


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Project #63: Supporting New Nurses Transition to Practice



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