Designed to help student nurses and new graduate nurses transition from a school environment into practice. This Nurse Residency Program provides a safe learning environment with guiding principles of critical thinking and accountability. Touchette Nurse Residency Program (TNRP) helps the student nurse and the new graduate nurse grow into a confident and seasoned professional through a 12-month educational pathway.
The program involves a rigorous clinical and didactic training period that prepares the student nurse and the new graduate nurse for real-life scenarios. The curriculum is designed to enrich and compliment the nurses' education, address disease-process protocols and incorporate techniques and tips for prioritization, critical thinking, and decision-making skills.
The training involves monthly classes and hands-on practice so that the student nurse and the new graduate nurse become familiar with the technology and equipment used at Touchette Regional Hospital. This program is the start of a journey from knowledge to knowing while moving towards competent and safe performance at the bedside.
This program offers:
Who is eligible to apply?
Touchette Nurse Residency 1 (TNR1): This candidate is a Nursing Student accepted to an RN program in an Accredited School of Nursing Program with the completion of 1st Medical Surgical Skills semester.
Touchette Nurse Residency 2 (TNR2): This candidate is a Nursing Student or Licensed LPN accepted to an RN program in an Accredited School of Nursing Program with the completion of 2nd Medical Surgical semester.
Graduate (GNRP): This candidate is a newly graduated nurse that is eligible to sit for licensure as determined by the State Board of Nursing until such is received.