Any questions about the Vizient/AACN Nurse Residency Program should be emailed to Kathy McGuinn, Director of Interprofessional Education and Practice Partnerships and Special Advisor for Quality Initiatives, at

Vizient/AACN Nurse Residency Program

Vizient and AACN connects members with opportunities to learn, improve and build. The Nurse Residency Program (NRP) focuses on new graduate nurses as they enter practice. The evidenced-based curriculum incorporates three key areas:

  • Leadership
  • Patient outcomes
  • Professional development
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By retaining new graduate nurses, the organization cite that the NRP helped them obtain and maintain Magnet designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. 

The Vizient/AACN program supports professional development with a data-driven solution allowing organizations to compare against selected peers and network with others in the NRP program. NRP empowers nurses, increases retention while reducing turnover costs — it’s a program that yields improvements in patient care and safety.