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The University of Iowa College of Nursing has announced that it will be using funding from the Iowa Workforce Development to expand its online nurse residency program to include a registered nurse apprenticeship program.
Newly graduated nurses experience a transitional period when they begin working in real-world settings at a new healthcare organization. Many may require extra support while they transition into their careers, which is why the Iowa Workforce Development awarded the University of Iowa College of Nursing with $150,000 to begin a registered nurse apprenticeship.
The University of Iowa College of Nursing currently has an Iowa Online Nurse Residency Program, which was created in 2014 in partnership with healthcare organizations across the country to help newly graduated nurses transition into their careers. Now with additional funding from the Iowa Workforce Development, the nursing school will expand their online residency program to include the new apprenticeship program.
The goal of the online apprenticeship program is to create a standardized, adaptable program for healthcare organizations of all sizes. The online residency program has 13 online modules that serve as the core curriculum for the program and the University of Iowa provides the curricula and support for the hospitals and healthcare organizations who hire the newly graduated nurses. The online apprenticeship program aims to have 200 apprentices enrolled in the program by October 2020.
To learn more about the University of Iowa College of Nursing’s newly announced registered nurse apprenticeship program, visit here.
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