At Primary Children's Medical Center, we believe that nurses entering the specialty field of pediatrics require a unique skill set rooted in knowledge and critical thinking to achieve competence in a supportive environment. Our mission is to develop a passion for pediatrics and a compassionate commitment to children.
Our nurse residency program was established to provide our new nurses, the following:
- A structured learning environment
- Integration into the role of the professional pediatric nurse
- Professional satisfaction and increased commitment to Primary Children’s Medical Center
- A safe, nurturing and supportive atmosphere
Nurse residency program structure:
- Program is offered three times per year (winter, summer, and fall)
- 12-week program
- One four-hour educational workshop per week
- Opportunities to work in more than one unit
- Simulation lab
- Extended clinical orientation with a clinical coach
- RN integration
Workshops are designed to provide opportunities to interact with other new RNs, learn from Primary Children's experts, and gain specialized pediatric training and education. Workshops are offered several times each week, and pre-registration is not typically required.
Rather than spend time with just one unit, the residency program makes occasions for you to spend time on other units. Your cycling experience provides you with the opportunity to observe the continuum of care, network with other departments, and communicate with other team members.
You will have an opportunity to experience the High-Fidelity Simulation Lab.
- 4-hour sessions
- Sessions will include computer-based scenarios, simulation experience, and debriefing
- You and your clinical coach will discuss patient assignment, level of independence, skills, and procedures to be practiced.
- Your clinical educator will help you achieve orientation goals with direct feedback and the tracking of your progress. In addition, a clinical coach will help evaluate your progress.
Since healthcare is a team experience, you will share a patient assignment with another RN. You will receive and give a report together, looking for learning opportunities, discussing patient issues, and ranking priorities of care. The lead RN will be available to guide and assist you whenever needed.
For questions or concerns, please feel free to contact:
Clinical Programs Coordinator
Mollie Nordgren, RN, BSN
Phone: (801) 662-3529
Primary Children’s Nurse Recruitment
Susan Butler, RN, BSN
Phone: (801) 662-6250