The HSHS Southern Illinois RN Residency Program includes:
The assigned preceptors are experienced, unit-based RNs who work one-to-one with residents to provide challenging patient care experiences. Additionally, preceptors teach technical skills, share clinical knowledge, and help residents develop clinical decision making skills. RN residents experience over 400 hours of one-to-one preceptor time.
Classroom and Skills Lab Education
RN Residents benefit from over 140 hours of classroom and skills lab education, developed and taught by highly qualified nurses and other healthcare specialists. This valuable education and training provide the knowledge and experience necessary for you to make the successful transition from new graduate nurse to a professional RN.
Caring and Committed Mentors
Mentors are experienced RN professionals who support each resident and help them navigate the complexities of nursing. Each mentor is not a preceptor or manager, but a non-evaluative, supportive RN on staff at the hospital. Residents find that having a mentor enhances their critical thinking and communication skills, helps them build confidence and self-esteem, and encourages self-evaluation, independent thinking, emotional maturity, and conflict resolution.