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TODAY news for Thursday, April 6, 2006

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Completion ceremony slated for Medical Center nursing new graduate program

A completion ceremony for Loma Linda University Medical Center’s registered nursing new graduate program (NGP) will be held Thursday, April 27, 2006, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 11255 Mountain View Avenue, Suite 9.

The NGP program is a 12-to-15-week nursing education program for new graduate nurses and experienced nurses who are newly hired into the adult nursing division at Loma Linda University Medical Center.

The NGP is a series of didactic education and precepted clinical days, according to Kristie Dawn Stephens, RN, MSN, medical-surgical educator at LLUMC.

“This program is designed to meet the individual needs of each nurse,” Ms. Stephens says. “It will facilitate a smooth transition from a new nursing graduate to experienced nurse, as well as ease the transition into clinical practice for experienced nurses entering the work environment at the Medical Center.”

Ongoing precepted clinical days are individualized based on the clinical skills and assessed need for each individual.

The program begins several times each calendar year and includes general hospital orientation, general clinical operation, general nursing orientation, general computer orientation, and specialty classes.

By Richard Weismeyer

TODAY news for Thursday, April 6, 2006