Southern Arizona VA

Southern Arizona VA
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The 12-month program will consist of three phases using the approximate timetables:

  • Phase I: (0-4 months) – Health Assessment & Documentation, Management of Care Delivery, Communication & EBP, and Avoidable Adverse Events
  • Phase II: (5-9 months) – Caring for the Postoperative Veteran, Professional Development, Mental Health, Cultural Competence, Culture of Safety, Avoidable Adverse Events, End of Life Care, Nursing Informatics, Incivility, The Art of Precepting, and Professional Development
  • Phase III: (10-12 months) – Legal Issues, HRO, Leadership, Ethics, Business of Healthcare

We utilize multimodal approaches to facilitate learning that will assist the residents from a novice nurse to professionally competent nurse through:

  • Clinical immersion with experiences in diverse units/areas
  • Interactive learning sessions that include:
    • Case Studies
    • Clinical narratives
    • Evidence Based Practice Projects
    • Grand Rounds
    • Guided discussion
    • Presentations
    • Role modeling
    • Simulation
    • Web-based learning