Nurse Residency Program
UC Davis Medical Center and the Center for the Professional Practice of Nursing are pleased to announce the beginning of a post-baccalaureate new graduate nurse residency program. The program is a series of learning and working experiences that assist the new graduate to transition from school to professional practice.
This formal, structured post-baccalaureate new graduate program is part of the University Health System Consortium (UHC)/American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Nurse Residency Program™.
Through a series of learning and working experiences, the Nurse Residency Program will prepare new graduates in the successful transition from student to confident professional in their chosen career path of nursing.
Evidence-Based Practice Projects
Purpose: The nurse must have current knowledge of best patient care practices and must be able to use evidence from multiple sources, including nursing research. The purpose is to assist the resident to apply the concepts of evidence based practice to the clinical setting and identify its importance in the delivery of safe, quality patient care
Process: Residents are placed in groups according to practice areas. A project is identified. A literature search is conducted to identify best practices. A solution/change of current practice is recommended.
Final Product: A poster and power point is made and presented at graduation from the program. Each project is submitted to UCH for possible selection for presentation at the UHC national annual meeting of program coordinators.
Cohort 1 Evidence-Based Practice Projects:
- Distress Thermometer: Feasibility on an Oncology Unit
- Preventing BSI with PIV and Line Maintenance
- Pagers: A Distraction in the Operating Room
- Effective Practices and Standards when Caring for Hematology/Oncology Patients in the PICU
- Identification and Prevention Pressure Ulcers in the ED
- A Comparison of Nurse Residents’ Perceptions of Pain Management in an Inpatient Setting
- Standardizing Unit Based Orientation alongside the Nurse Residency Program
- Implementing an Evidenced-Based Education Tool and Feeding Log to Improve Neonatal Outcomes and Reduce Health Disparities
- Pressure Ulcer Prevention/Care
- Nurses Comfort with Zoll Defibrillator Use in the Acute Care Setting
Cohort 2 Evidence-Based Practice Projects:
- Pain Assessment and Management in the Sedated/Unconscious Patient: A Needs Assessment for Critical Care Nurses
- The Effect of Lift Team Services on UC Davis Medical Center Burn ICU Nurse Injuries
Cohort 3 Evidence-Based Practice Projects:
- Central Line Associated Blood Stream Infections CLABSI Prevention: A look at documentation and sustainability using a central line bundle
- Hospital Acquired Pressure Ulcers
- Oncology Infection Education Abstract
- Situational Awareness and DNR Status
Cohort 4 Evidence-Based Practice Projects:
- Home Use of Preoperative 2% Chlorhexidine Gluconate Wipes for Patients Undergoing Surgery
- Augmenting Transplant Patient Education
- Chlorhexidine Gluconate (CHG) Baths and the Incidences of Central Line Infection Rates
- Hourly rounding impact on call light frequency
- Improving Education and Implementation of Using Core Temperature Methods in the Operating Room
- Managing Challenging Patient Behaviors in the Clinical Setting
- Patient Satisfaction Surveys for Obstetric Patients