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By Brooke Klinko, Nursing; Autumn Ratliff, Nursing; Katie Hamilton, Nursing
Advisor: Richard Prior
Presentation ID: PM_C16
Abstract: Although new graduate nursing students are aware of the existence of nurse residency and mentorship programs, little is known about the effects of these programs. The purpose of our educational project was to provide new graduate nursing students information about the outcomes of nurse residency and mentorship programs. To teach the students, a PowerPoint presentation was created with information on the effects these programs have on nursing students, nursing preceptors, and health care organizations. The audience gained more knowledge about the outcomes of such programs, as evidence by a post-presentation evaluation. The students are now more prepared to make a decision regarding whether to participate in nurse residency or mentorship programs after graduation.