Solutions to overcome common challenges in your nurse residency program

Novice nurse turnover rates are as high as 35% within the first year.

The transition to clinical practice is jarring for today’s new nurses. They face patients with complex conditions, higher patient-to-nurse ratios and fast-paced environments. Urgently needed on the hospital floor, they also have limited time to adapt. How can you improve their skills, satisfaction, and retention? 

Elsevier’s Transition to Practice delivers an immersive environment where your novice nurses can come up to speed safely and learn to apply consistent, evidence-based practices. Tools for self-reflection and communication will help them feel comfortable discussing their concerns. Nurse leaders receive their feedback along with detailed performance analytics so they can intervene with support when and where it’s needed. 

About this webinar

Recorded Wednesday, August 30

Speaker: Kandi Helminiak, RN, BSN - Clinical Nurse Executive, Elsevier

Participants will learn how to support your novice nurses by

  • Boosting their professional skills 

  • Engaging them through effective communication 

  • Strengthening support through in-depth insights  

Help new nurses build their confidence, competence and satisfaction. 


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Kandi Helminiak, RN, BSN serves as a Clinical Nurse Executive with Elsevier Clinical Solutions. In this role, she collaborates with health care systems, academic centers and physician practices to reduce variation in care, standardize practice and improve patient outcomes through the application of evidence-based decisions at the point-of-care. Prior to joining Elsevier, Kandi held several leadership roles, where she spearheaded initiatives to improve the quality of care delivered to perioperative and neurovascular patients. She then transitioned to Healthcare Software IT, helping her customers select and achieve successful adoption and optimization of their resources. She has dedicated over 28 years to her passion as a registered nurse.

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