New Nurses in a SNAP: Student Nurse Apprenticeship Program

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This educational activity is provided by MHA Health Institute.
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Thursday, June 18
Noon to 1 p.m.

Register on or before Wednesday, June 17, to ensure delivery of instructional materials.

Please note that your registration request will be submitted to the organizer for approval. Upon approval, webinar access information will be sent to the email address indicated on the registration form.

This complimentary webinar is being offered through a generous contribution from MHA Management Services Corporation.


nurses; nursing directors; managers, supervisors, directors and emerging leaders responsible for employee turnover and retention; human resource leadership; and employee development personnel

The following program content was provided by the speaker.


Readiness for practice programs are needed in today’s health care systems. Acute care hospitals are hiring more new graduate nurses than experienced nurses, and yet, new graduate nurse turnover is 20% to 40% nationally. Student nurses report nursing programs do not adequately prepare in leadership, electronic health entry, delegation to peers, caring for multiple patients and recognizing patient health changes. Student nurses spend limited time in actual practice environments, which poses a challenge to application of concepts learned in the classroom until after graduation. Lack of preparedness influences new graduate nurses' self-confidence levels, which in turn, affects nursing care and patient safety. A strategy to ready new nurses for safe practice during nursing school, prior to the first day of licensed practice, is critical.


At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:

  • explain the need for a student nurse readiness for practice program
  • discuss the author's research study and program results


Brittany Burke, DNP, RNC-OB
Director, Patient Care Services
Norton Healthcare Institute for Nursing
Louisville, Ky.

Dr. Brittany Burke is director of patient care services for Norton Healthcare Institute for Nursing. She is responsible for onsite nursing program development and streamlining schools of nursing partnerships, collaborations and affiliations by working collaboratively with academia and health care leaders. Dr. Burke graduated with her Doctor of Nursing Practice from Northern Kentucky University, Master of Science in nursing – nursing administration from the University of Cincinnati, and Bachelor of Science in nursing from Bellarmine University. Dr. Burke is an experienced nurse leader with a demonstrated history of working in the acute care setting and in health care leadership as a certified nurse, clinical educator, program developer, strategic achiever in process and operations, and adjunct faculty. She is a member of the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses; Sigma Theta Tau International; and Kentucky Organization of Nurse Leaders. Dr. Burke enjoys investing in student nurses at all levels, helping to aid in their readiness for practice, as well as collaborating with leaders to create an environment for learning and success.