Marquette University’s College of Nursing, Office of Economic Engagement and Froedtert Hospital have announced a clinical training partnership that will develop graduate nurses who are “practice-ready” and reduce orientation time as they enter the workforce.

“Froedtert Scholars” will launch a pilot clinical experience program this spring with a more individualized mentorship experience in Froedtert & MCW logospecialty nursing areas their senior year. That mentorship experience will pair one student with a senior staff nurse for a semester of one-on-one mentorship. This marks a change from the traditional clinical setting featuring groups of students who spend one full semester in a specific assigned clinical setting.

“We are appreciative of the engagement from our training partners such as Froedtert and their eagerness to offer a program which represents a paradigm shift for working with students and hospitals,” said Dr. Jill Guttormson, acting dean of the College of Nursing. “This innovative program enhances the already transformative educational experience that Marquette nurses have been receiving for almost 90 years, while offering Froedtert Hospital a pipeline of nursing staff already familiar with its policies and protocols.”

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