Hospice & Home Care Foundation of NC
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Approved by Board of Directors: January 2019
SECU Foundation provided funding to Hospice & Home Care Foundation of NC to implement a pilot addressing the shortage of Registered Nurses in home health and hospice settings through the development of a comprehensive and systematic program to onboard recent graduates and newly hired nurses to the field. The pilot will provide substantial education and learning experiences for RN students, including clinical rotation opportunities, one-on-one mentoring with veteran RNs, and a comprehensive and standardized employer-based training model to bring newly graduated nurses on board. Sixteen pilot sites will be selected to participate in partnership with eight nursing education programs at community colleges and universities and eight home health/hospice agencies.