• 10-15%
    of average hospitals are staffed
    by new graduates
  • 31%
    of new nurses leave after the 2nd year
  • $85K
    is the average hospitals spend per nurse turnover each year

Tools to Help You on Your Journey

Help New Nurses Make the Transition From Education to Successful Practice

HealthStream’s awarding winning* Nurse Residency Pathway is a structured yet flexible program designed to address the challenges faced by new graduate nurses as they make the transition to professional practice. By providing the necessary support new nurses need, the Pathway helps to effectively close the academic-to-practice gap, so that hospitals retain safe, competent, and confident nurses who are prepared to continue their professional growth.

*Nurse Residency Pathway received a silver award for Best Advance in an Integrated Talent Management Platform and a bronze award for Best Advance in Onboarding Technology in 2016 by the Brandon Hall Group Excellence in Technology Awards.  


  • Improved confidence and competence of New Graduate Nurses
  • Reduced RN Turnover in the first two years of practice

Online Orientation and Nursing Support Programs

Partnering with top nursing associations, HealthStream offers online orientation and nursing support programs for a variety of clinical areas, including Pediatric and Neonatal; Critical Care; and, OR and Perioperative.


ECCO 3.0: Evidence-based orientation for critical care nurses.


Basic ECG: Step by step interactive education on each aspect of ECG interpretation.


Periop 101: 26 critical and engaging modules to prepare nursing staff to enter or return to the OR.

Pediatric Learning Solutions

EPCCO & ENCCO: Evidence-based, standardized education for clinicians treating fragile, critically-ill children.


Surviving Your First Years as a Nurse: A series of six online courses which provide nurses with essential career information they might not have received in school. These courses explore Dealing with Difficult Patients, Legal Risks As a Nurse, Advancing Your Nursing Career, Transitioning from Student to Professional Nurse, Social Media for Healthcare Providers, Bullying: A Nurse-to-Nurse Dilemma.

Nurse Turnover Savings Calculator

Nurses are turning over at staggering rates – at an average cost of $6.25 million to your hospital every year. 
See how much your facility could save by reducing nurse turnover.

See Our Solutions In Action

For more than 25 years, more than 4,000 healthcare organizations have partnered with HealthStream to fulfill their promise of high quality care.

We were thrilled to have the opportunity to try out the nurse residency pathway because it was very structured—while formal it, at the same time, gave us the ability to customize the course content to meet our needs.
Michelle Hammerly
Director of Education, CHRISTUS Southeast Texas - St. Elizabeth

CHRISTUS Health | Nurse Residency Pathway

CHRISTUS HEALTH, HealthStream customer for 16 years, partners with HealthStream to pilot Nurse Residency Pathways to improve nurse confidence.

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