Residents complete evaluations at the start of the program, and again at six months, 12 months, 24 months, and 36 months.
An e-mail with instructions will be sent to participants when it is time to complete the surveys, which will all be done electronically using an Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center employee ID as the login. Surveys are anonymous and are sent directly to Vizient. Eastern Maine Medical Center does not see any results until data collection is completed, and only then in aggregate form.
It is vital to complete the surveys not only for program development, but to help us measure critical data points such as retention and job satisfaction and compare against national benchmarks.
Currently, hospitals participating in the Vizient/AACN Nurse Residency Program have an aggregate turnover rate of first-year nurses of 5.6%, compared to the national average of 27.1%.
Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) contact hours will be provided. Evaluations must be submitted at the end of each workshop to receive credits.