Event Recap: 2023 Pennsylvania Nurse Residency Collaborative Summit

Sep 28, 2023

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On September 28, 2023, the Pennsylvania Nurse Residency Collaborative (PA-NRC) hosted its fifth educational summit titled, You Can Have it All: Your Nurse Residency Program Return on Investment with participants hailing from Pennsylvania, Delaware, Illinois, and Tennessee. The Summit was in collaboration with the Pennsylvania Organization of Nurse Leaders (PONL) and directly preceded their Annual Nursing Leadership Conference in Harrisburg, PA.

Summit programming included engaging presentations from Meg Ingram, MSN, RN, on Retention: A Signature Return on Investment and Robin George, BSN, RN, on Return on Investment: The Evidenced Based Practice Project. Nurse Residency Coordinators and Nurse Residents also showcased their nurse coordinator work and evidence-based practice projects during rapid-fire presentations.

  1. Articulate the 1-year retention benefit of a nurse residency program.
  2. Explain the residency program variables that lead to new nurse turnover.
  3. State how the evidence-based practice project contributes to institution return on investment.

Retention: A Signature Return on Investment
  • Meg Ingram, MSN, RN
  • Vizient, Inc.

Examples of Nurse Residency Coordinator Work: Making a Difference to the Institution
Nurse Residency and Respiratory Therapy Collaborative
  • Anita Baldoni, MSN, RN, NPD-BC
  • Geisinger Health System

  • Nora Scotch, BS RRT
  • Geisinger Health System

Individual Learning Plan for Struggling Residents
  • Diane Murphy, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, PCCN-K
  • Penn Medicine

  • Karen Wilf, MSN, RN, PCCN
  • Penn Medicine

Road Trip to the Museum: Igniting Essential Skills
  • Jan Zillman, MSN, RN
  • UPMC Hamot

Resiliency Education in NRP to Reduce Turnover
  • Kerry Maier, DNP, RN, NE-BC
  • UPMC Jameson

Through the Eyes of Our Elders: Health Literacy
  • Amy Popp, BSN, RN, OCN
  • UPMC of Central PA

  • Delancy Zeller, MSN, RN, NPD-BC
  • UPMC of Central PA

Return on Investment: The Evidenced Based Practice Project
  • Robin George, BSN, RN
  • UPMC of Central PA

Examples of EBP: Making It Work For You
Anxiety Reduction Through Music
  • Jennifer Gorant, BSN, RN
  • Lehigh Valley Health System

Improving Perceived Stress with Aromatherapy
  • Lauren Hoch, RN, ADN
  • Lehigh Valley Health System

Say What Improving Nurse Communication with Patients
  • Kylee Miller, BSN, RN
  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital


About the PA-NRC

  • The PA-NRC was established in 2016 as a partnership of the Pennsylvania Action Coalition and Vizient, Inc. to implement residency programs in Pennsylvania and to provide an additional layer of support. All hospitals and health systems in Pennsylvania that have purchased the Vizient/AACN PA-Nurse Residency Program (NRP) are members of the PA-NRC.
  • Click here to learn more about the PA-NRC.