Nascentia Health is launching Central New York’s first nurse residency program focused on homecare thanks to a $300,000 grant from the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation.
Residency programs transition recent graduates of nursing schools into clinical positions though comprehensive training and skills development in specialty fields.
Nascentia’s program will be the first in the area focused on homecare instead of a hospital environment, offering an alternate entry point to the profession.
Nascentia Health Chief Clinical Officer Andrea Lazarek-LaQuay said that “with the growing demand for high quality nursing care at home, the need to develop a skilled group of clinical professionals is incredibly important.
This residency program builds on Nascentia Health’s 132-year history of caring for patients in their homes and will help us build a strong team of nurses to continue this legacy.”
The residency program launching this summer will accept its first class of nurses through a highly selective application process. Nurses graduating this spring with associate or bachelor’s degrees, or who have less than a year of clinical experience, are the focus of the program, which includes 12 months of structured education and training in the field of home care nursing.
Nurses accepted into the program will receive a $12,000 sign-on bonus and competitive salary and benefits, and are eligible for loan repayment, tuition reimbursement, fleet vehicles, and more. As resident nurses, they will have regular Monday through Friday work hours with no weekends and no on-call for the first year.
More information and online applications for the program are available at nascentiahealth.org/NRP. Applications are being accepted now for the program starting in early July.