The VNA) of Care New England has provided home-based care for Rhode Islanders since 1908. As this commitment continues to grow, the VNA established an evidenced based nurse residency program in 2016. Nurse Residency Programs were created to enhance the quality of nurses entering home care and, therefore, improve the care our patients receive. By pairing new nurse residents with an experienced mentor, they receive the support and guidance needed to meet the challenges of the first year in practice. The program ensures new nurses are ready to be self-directed, confident and safe clinicians.
Residents spend the duration of the residency with a dedicated preceptor. Initially, the preceptor exposes new graduates to home care through structured education and supervised visits, providing ongoing support and mentorship as participants progress through the residency. The typical day of a nurse resident consists of morning report, planned education, patient visits, and visit debriefing.
The combination of practical application, educational opportunities, and peer support, promote the development of competency and role transition to enhance the professional development of a new graduate nurse entering home care practice.
Nurse residents have the option for further training in palliative and hospice care upon completion of the residency.
Applicants must be willing to work full-time and be independent, critical thinkers. At the VNA, our nurses use a holistic approach to address the challenges faced by Rhode Islanders today. A love of community health is a must for working in this field. This is an exciting opportunity for motivated new nurses who are passionate about skilled home care and/or hospice.
Highly structured 6-month program intended for the LPN with less than 8 months of clinical experience
Success in passing the LPN NCLEX exam
2-month program intended for the RN (preferably bachelor’s prepared) with less than 12 months of clinical experience
Success in passing the RN NCLEX exam
If you are highly motivated and have an interest in working in the community, we encourage you to apply for the VNA of Care New England's Residency Program. Eligible candidates must submit an online application by clicking the link below. The position is listed under 'VNA-Admin Clinical Ops: New Graduate, Home Care Nurse Residency'.