Four APD RNs Complete Nurse Residency Program


APD recognized four nurses who completed the Nurse Residency Program on December 3, 2018. The program helps recent graduates transition into clinical practice and serves as an opportunity to hone critical-thinking and evidence-based decision making skills.

“Our Nurse Residency Program covers professional education and clinical topics that assist nurses in their transition from student to professional,” said Pattie Hall, MSN, RN, Clinical Nurse Educator at APD. “The intense program includes eleven days of nurse residency class, two days of cardiovascular/basic dysrhythmia training, as well as ACLS training [Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support] and/or PALS training [Pediatric Advanced Life Support],” she added. “In addition, it provides an open and valuable forum for questions and peer support that isn’t always available to new graduates,” she added.  

“I’m pleased that APD was able to host our second Nurse Residency Program,” said Jean Ten Haken, CNO and VP of Nursing at APD. “These graduates worked very hard in the program and I’m proud of Brittany, Lases, Andrea and Gabriela for their individual accomplishments,” she added.

“The Alice Peck Day Nurse Residency Program gave me the foundation I needed to become a successful new nurse allowing me to grow, develop and achieve success,” said Gabriela Guzman, RN.

Lases, Andrea and Brittany graduated from River Valley Community College while Gabriela graduated from St. Joseph School of Nursing in Nashua, NH and is currently in the Nurse Leadership Master’s Program at Franklin Pierce University.

Andrea Ferland, RN; Medical-Surgical
Lases Bingham, RN; Primary Care
Gabriela Guzman, RN; Medical-Surgical
Brittany Cauthen, RN; Operating Room