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Acta Paulista de Enfermagem

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Abstract

MATTOS, Valéria Zadra de  and  STIPP, Marluci Andrade Conceição. Residence program: a model for newly graduated nurses. Acta paul. enferm. [online]. 2009, vol.22, n.6, pp. 833-835. ISSN 0103-2100.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-21002009000600017.

This study describes the experience with a residency program of the continuing education department of the Pró-Cardíaco hospital in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The hospital provides care for a highly complex clientele that require specialized cardiac and critical care nursing. The residency program was created six years ago and has been training new nurses under the mentorship of nurse educators from the continued education department. The mains goals of the residency program are to train and qualify newly graduated nurses and to facilitate their entrance into the workforce.

Keywords : Education, nursing, continuing; Job market; Nursing education; Nursing staff [education].

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