"I was enrolled in the Iowa Online Nurse Residency Program from June 2016 - June 2017. Over the past year, I have really grown as a "new nurse."  I have a new confidence in myself and my abilities.  Little things that used to scare me like talking to doctors or asking for help are just a part of my daily routine now. I recently had my annual evaluation and even my supervisor commented on how much I have grown over the past year.  The project that I chose to do was a pretty intense and integrated project, changing areas of care all throughout our hospital.  Nicole was very helpful and was able to and willing to help guide me through the implementation process.  Every challenge that arose molded me into the nurse I am today.  I look forward to using the skills I learned in the program to continue to grow and to become the best nurse I can be for the patients, families, and community that I serve."

—Alyssa Hinojosa, Buena Vista Regional Medical Center, Storm Lake, IA

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