Giving Nurses the Confidence to Find Their Own Way
The Citrus Valley Health Partners' new Mentoring and Professional Development (MAP) Program is the only RN residency program offered in the East San Gabriel Valley Region. It has been recognized with an award of excellence for outstanding achievement in mentoring by the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.
The objectives of this program:
- Develop critical thinking and effective decision-making skills related to clinical judgment and performance.
- Develop nursing skills from novice to expert patient care provider.
- Develop autonomy and assertiveness in the clinical setting.
- Support the newly hired nurses in their assimilation and integration into the organization's culture.
"Our new nursing graduates tell me all the time that they can't express how fortunate they feel to be part of the program. One thing that is so important to them is that they receive information about nursing as both as science and an art. Even in their young careers, they know you don't get that everywhere." - Lourdes Salandanan, MSN, RN, NP, Director of Education at Citrus Valley Health Partners