Mayor Announces Launch of NYACH Citywide Nurse Residency Program

Initiative Updates

On December 17th, Mayor de Blasio announced the launch of the nation’s first citywide Nurse Residency Program (NRP) at 24 local hospitals. Following the announcement, Deputy Mayor J. Phillip Thompson and SBS Commissioner Gregg Bishop held a press event at NYC Health + Hospitals (H+H) Harlem Hospital. They were joined by executive leadership from H+H Harlem Hospital, H+H central, and the Bronx Borough President’s Office who shared their enthusiasm for supporting the NYC nursing workforce.

The Citywide NRP will launch at a NYACH-led consortium of NYC public and safety net hospitals who are joining together to share best practices and form a learning community to support program implementation. Over the next eighteen months, approximately 500 newly-graduated and hired nurses will receive mentorship support and on-the job training that focuses on topics including ethics, decision making, clinical leadership, and the incorporation of research-based evidence into practice. The goal of the program is to promote nurse satisfaction, performance, and retention.

The Citywide NRP is being offered in partnership with the Greater New York Hospital Association, NYU Langone Health, and New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Learn more about the program HERE and read the full announcement HERE.

Press coverage of the event can be found on the Wall Street Journal, Politico Pro, Crain’s Health Pulse, and others.