Twelve new nursing graduates turned their degrees into careers as they began the KRMC Nurse Residency Program in July 2015. From the first day to the first IV, training has been in full swing.
The KRMC Nurse Resident Spotlight for September is Alie, a native of Woodland, California and graduate from California Baptist University. She currently services patients on the 3rd Medical Floor of Kalispell Regional. Though transition from the classroom to the hospital setting has been overwhelming, Alie finds confidence in the structure of the program and the support of her fellow peers and department staff. The first phase of the residency is based on preceptor-nurse relationships, and Alie is looking forward to taking on more responsibility for her patients in the coming months during phase two of the program.
“I was looking for this type of program to help bridge the gap between nursing school and nursing practice and was excited to see that KRMC had a well-established and prestigious program.”