New Graduate RN Fellowship Program

The New Graduate RN Fellowship Program is designed as a component of the formal orientation at UNC Lenoir Health Care, but is specific for the newly graduated nurse. Over the course of 12-16 weeks, new graduates are partnered with preceptors who have experience in practice. New graduate RNs will participate in a variety of education sessions to help them become a confident and competent UNC Lenoir Health Care nurse.
 These sessions include a skills day, Stroke Care Boot Camp, Crisis Prevention, four critical thinking classes, and four rotations in different departments throughout the hospital. They will also receive support from a mentor during their first year as a new RN.

Program Includes:

4 Critical Thinking Classes:
  • Pulmonary cases & SBAR
  • Cardiac cases & interprofessional communication
  • Fluid balance / Renal cases & policy scavenger hunt
  • Neuro cases & prioritization
Department Rotations (will work on 4):
  • Diabetes educator
  • Cardio/Cath Lab
  • Surgery
  • Monitor Tech
  • Case Management
  • Administrative Supervisor
  • Skin care team
  • Behavior Health Specialist
  • EMS ride along