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Molinari, Deana L.; Monserud, Maria A.; & Hudzinski, Dionetta (2008). A New Type of Rural Nurse Residency. The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 39(1), 42-46.


The Rural Nurse Internship program is a distance education-based nurse residency designed to meet the needs of rural hospitals across the country. Nurses learn to perform the generalist role by practicing crisis assessment and management in six subnursing specialties. The collaborative yearlong residency provides preceptors, mentors, monthly seminars, and just-in-time information to novice nurses in their own hospitals using instructional technologies. Expert rural nurses teach novice employees using a standardized curriculum. Hospitals individualize the program to meet employee and hospital needs.


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The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing


Molinari, Deana L.
Monserud, Maria A.
Hudzinski, Dionetta