Calvary Hospital to Launch Nurse Residency Program

Crain’s New York Business

Calvary Hospital, a hospice- and palliative-care provider in the Bronx, plans to launch a nurse-residency program in the summer to attract more health care workers to the specialty.

The 12-month program, funded by $500,000 from the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation, will have eight residents, who will split their time between inpatient settings and home-based hospice care, Calvary said. Residents will be assigned a mentor to coach them through the program, plus inpatient and hospice preceptors to help them build expertise, it said…

…Between 2016 and 2020 the number of registered nurses dipped by 1.2% to fewer than 179,000 statewide, according to a study released last month by the Center for Health Workforce Studies at SUNY Albany’s School of Public Health. That translates into a loss of nearly 2,200 RNs.
The annual number of RN graduates held roughly steady during that period. There were 11,600 graduations in 2020, 178 more than in 2016, the study found.

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