The NJCCN is continuing its funding of the New Jersey Action Coalition’s RN Transition to Practice Residency Program. Registration is still open for the 4th cohort, which will begin classes on January 17th. We aim to stabilize and develop the workforce through intensive nursing education targeted toward the learning needs of Post-Acute Care nurses.

The program provides education for pairings of preceptors and residents within participating facilities. Preceptors attend five classes (one per week) in which they focus on educational strategies for clinical teaching (five classroom days), current post-acute care current issues, best practices for care of the older adult, and Nurse of the Future© Core Competencies. Residents attend approximately 15 classes (one per week). Classes for residents include a transition-to-practice workshop, best-practices for care of the older adult, post-acute care issues, INTERACT™ (Interactions to reduce Acute Care Transfers), and presentations by guest speakers from New Jersey’s Post-Acute Care facilities and Rutgers University. Experiences nurses may tailor their participation in the curriculum to their needs, and preceptors are invited to attend additional sessions according to their interest.

There is no cost to participating facilities other than release time for residents and preceptors while they attend educational sessions.

Classes will be held on the Rutgers University Livingston Campus at 100 Rockafeller Road, Piscataway Township, NJ 08854. For questions or registration, contact Kathy Black at katherine.black@rutgers.edu or (973)353-1972.