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Transitioning New Graduates to Practice

The Versant New Graduate Nurse ResidencyTM  (VNGNRTM) is a comprehensive education and training system designed specifically to transition newly graduated registered nurses from students to safe, competent, and professional practitioners. New graduate nurses are considered to be those who have less than twelve months of nursing experience.

Versant provides a highly integrated and systematic approach to transitioning new graduate nurses by:

  • Defining a comprehensive baseline set of measurements and outcomes, evidence-based structure, processes, and content.
  • Integrating, teaching, monitoring, and managing adherence to those standards.
  • Objectively evaluating success in achieving the RN Residency goals.

Versant New Graduate Nurse Residency Objectives

Integrated into an organization's structure, the Versant New Graduate Nurse Residency includes guided clinical experience with a preceptor, education and curriculum, a supportive component composed on formal mentoring and debriefing/self-care sessions, and a 360-degree evaluation and measurement process. As a Versant standard, all new graduate nurses hired by the hospital are required to transition through the Versant New Graduate Nurse Residency. The Versant New Graduate Nurse Residency is the start of The Journey from Knowledge to Knowing®, moving towards competent performance at the bedside.

Versant utilizes a Pre-Versant Comparison Group (Control Group) for all transition programs (new graduate, fellowships, and Advanced Practice). The control group consists of candidates hired within the last three years prior to the start of the first Versant program. This group participates in metric completion prior to the start of the first cohort and provides a comparison for current program participants.

Versant’s expert employees are committed to making the Versant New Graduate Nurse Residency a success at participating organizations. A Versant process standard is to assign a Performance and Outcomes Management (POM) representative to work closely with the participating organization to provide implementation support and ongoing consultation.

Continuing Nursing Education

Versant® is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


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About Versant

Versant's focus is to fundamentally transform healthcare through an integrated competency-based system that defines, implements, and validates state of the art practices to achieve positive patient outcomes.