The Nurse Intern Program (NIP) is intended to orient new nurse graduates and registered nurses with minimal clinical experience to the profession of nursing and military medicine. The program consists of attending classroom lectures, participating in weekly group seminars, and providing patient care on the units with a preceptor.
Classroom lectures are provided by guest lectures from within the command and include several courses that provide CEUs. The primary focus of the lectures is Medical Surgical topics. While in the nurse intern program, interns will attend round table every Friday at 1300. This weekly seminar consists of didactic coursework and clinical lab exercises, which augment their clinical experiences. It also provides time for the interns to share their experiences and develop their oral presentation skills. Each intern will provide a formal case presentation before rotating out of the intern program.
Nurse interns will also provide direct patient care and participate in team leading. Each intern will be paired with a preceptor who will guide learning experiences and foster the growth of assessment and prioritization skills. The program directors and experienced clinical nurses will supervise, coordinate and facilitate the clinical and didactic experiences. The primary goal of the program is to facilitate the transition of the new graduate nurse into the professional arena of Navy nursing.