Professional Development

Montefiore-Einstein Nursing Residency Program

The Montefiore-Einstein Nurse Residency Program provides new graduate registered nurses (RNs) the knowledge, skills and abilities to grow and thrive as they provide excellent patient and family care.

At the end of our program, nurses will be able to:

  • Transition from an advanced beginner to a competent professional nurse
  • Demonstrate strong critical thinking skills in their clinical judgment and performance
  • Become a contributing member of the interprofessional team, providing evidence-based care to our patients and families
  • Strengthen their commitment to the nursing profession and Montefiore-Einstein
  • Formulate an individual, professional development plan
  • Disseminate evidence-based practice recommendations that inform future projects

Program Curriculum

We have adopted a comprehensive curriculum designed by Vizient and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. Our program has 16 modules built upon the foundational knowledge obtained from undergraduate nursing education that focuses on leadership, patient outcomes and your professional role.


  • Patient care delivery, coordination, resource management and delegation
  • Interprofessional communication
  • Conflict resolution

Professional Role

  • Ethical decision making
  • Evidence-based practice
  • Cultural competence
  • Stress management and self-care
  • Professional development
  • End-of-life care

Patient Outcomes

  • Management of the changing patient condition
  • Patient and family teaching
  • Medication safety
  • Pain management
  • Skin and wound care
  • Fall prevention
  • Infection prevention and control

Target Audience

This program is designed and intended for newly registered nurses with less than 12 months of clinical experience.

Instructional Methods

Our comprehensive program provides a practice-based learning experience over the course of 12 months.

  • Clinical reflections
  • Reflective small group discussions
  • Case studies
  • Simulation
  • Skills practice
  • Gamification

Outcome Measures

The program measures the overall impact on the residents’ and the organization’s:

  • Successful nursing professional development through organizational advancements in areas such as poster presentations and evidence-based practice projects
  • Increased practice-based knowledge, skills and abilities through the resident’s clinical decision-making ability and clinical proficiency
  • Positive self-report on resident satisfaction and commitment to the profession and Montefiore-Einstein
  • Successful resident completion rate