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New Graduate Nursing Residency Program

New Graduate Nursing Residency Program

New Graduate Nursing Residency Program

The Guidance Center

Flagstaff, Arizona


The Guidance Center is pleased to announce it’s first New Graduate Nursing Residency Program! This program was developed by Director of Nursing, Guy C. Lamunyon MSN, RN, Nurse Educator Lorraine Bartlett-Sung BSN, RN, Nurse Executive Amy Minter BSN, RN and Nurse Manager Sharon Creek BSN, RN. Nursing staff from The Guidance Center will serve as preceptors and mentors for this program. Five new graduates will enter this  training based on model programs described in the Archives of Psychiatric Nursing.

In addition to the model programs described in the Archives of Psychiatric Nursing.(Nadler-Moodie & Loucks, 2011), graduates will also study Novice to Expert (Benner, 1984),  ANA Code of Ethics (American Nursing Association, 2015), ANA Psychiatric-mental Health Nursing Scope and Standards of Practice (American Nursing Association (2014)  and Varcarolis' Foundations of Psychiatric Mental Health (Halter, 2017).

The initial program will consist of 3 weeks classroom and clinical experiences, a 5 week preceptorship followed by a one year mentorship beginning May 21, 2018.



American Nurses Association. (2014). Psychiatric-mental Health Nursing Scope and Standards of

      Practice- 3rd edition. Silver Spring, MD:

American Nurses Association. (2015). Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive

     Statements. Silver Spring, MD:

Benner, P. (1984). From novice to expert: Excellence and power in clinical nursing practice. Menlo Park,

      CA: Addison-Wesley.

Halter, M. J. (2018). Varcarolis' Foundations of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing - 8th edition. Saunders

      Co, International.

Nadler-Moodie, M. & Loucks, J. (2011), The Implementation of a New-Graduate Nurse Residency

      Training Program Directly Into Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing.. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 25

       (6), 279-248 DOI: 10.1016/j.apnu.2011.03.002

Interested? Contact Guy C. Lamunyon MSN, RN – Director of Nursing at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


*The information contained in this blog posting is not intended to be used for legal or clinical guidance. The expressions viewed in this post are those of the author and may not represent The Guidance Center.

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