Geri-Res: LPN Resident Course

Course Overview

The Geri-Res Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Nurse Residency Program is designed for nurses working within long term care (LTC) settings. It explores the nurse’s role in LTC, including the required skills and knowledge base, as well as methods for clinical coaches to use when helping new nurses develop clinical skills and providing feedback. The case-driven format allows for high learner engagement more likely to result in sustained change. Learning resources including articles and handouts are available to learners to reinforce learning and change.

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Statement of Need and Purpose

The 2010 Institute of Medicine Future of Nursing Report suggests that action be taken to support nurses' completion of a transition to practice program, such as nurse residency programs. This should happen after completion of a degree program or when nurses transition to a new clinical practice area. Yet, nurse residencies are almost non-existent in long term care (LTC) settings.

Providing a Nurse Residency program can increase the skills and knowledge of nurses new to practice or new to LTC and reduce staff turnover that can impact residents’ outcomes. Turnover is higher when nurses do not feel supported by their organization and do not feel they are able to provide high quality care. Providing professional development, specifically in gerontological nursing, and by providing a better orientation to the work environment can positively impact turnover.

Increasing coaching/mentoring capacity of nurses serving as clinical coaches can help them to support new nurses as they transition into their roles in LTC settings.

Elements of Competence

This CE activity has been designed to change learner competence and focuses on the Nursing areas of values/ethics for inteprofessional practice, roles/responsibilities interprofessional communication, and teams/teamwork.


Upon completion of this activity LPN Residents will be able to:

  • Describe the role of the nurse in long term care, including required skills and knowledge base to effectively care for older adults in nursing homes and assisted living.
  • Consult evidence based resources and demonstrate critical thinking skills in 18 geriatric care topics to effectively care for older adults in nursing homes and assisted living within their scope of practice.


This course was adapted from Geri-Res: A Long Term Care RN Residency Program.

We thank the below people for their original work.

Barbara Bowers, PhD, RN, FAAN
Planning Committee/Course Director
Andrea Gilmore Bykovskyi, PHD, RN
Content Contributor
Lois Miller, PhD, RN, FGSA
Content Contributor
Leah Brandis, RDN
Content Contributor
Teresa Goodell, BSN, RN
Content Contributor
Tracy Mrochek, MPA, RN
Anne Delmar, NHA
Content Contributor
Terri Harvath, PhD, RN
Planning Committee/Course Reviewer
Kim Nolet, MS
Planning Committee/Curriculum Manager
Sarah Endicott, DNP, RN, GNP-BC
Content Contributor
Barbara J. King, PHD, APRNBC
Content Contributor
Catherine Van Son, PhD, RN
Content Contributor
Sandra Galles, MS, RN, APNP, GNP-BC
Planning Committee/Nurse Planner/Course Reviewer
Sarah T. Kruger, APRN, APRNBC, DNP
Content Contributor
Diana White, PhD
Content Contributor
Darlene Gayheart, BSN, RN
Content Contributor
Lily Lee, GNP
Content Contributor
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 20.00 ANCC Contact Hours
  • 20.00 University of Wisconsin–Madison Continuing Education Hours
Registration opens: 
Course expires: 


It is the policy of the University of Wisconsin–Madison Interprofessional Continuing Education Partnership (ICEP) to identify, mitigate and disclose all relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies* held by the  speakers/presenters, authors, planners, and other persons who may influence content of this accredited continuing education (CE).  In addition, speakers, presenters and authors must disclose any planned discussion of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation.

For this accredited continuing education activity all relevant financial relationships have been mitigated and detailed disclosures are listed below.

*Ineligible companies are those whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on, patients.

The ACCME does not consider providers of clinical services directly to patients to be ineligible companies.

The University of Wisconsin provides equal opportunities in employment and programming, including Title IX requirements. The University of Wisconsin fully complies with the legal requirements of the ADA and the rules and regulations thereof. If any participant in this educational activity is in need of accommodations, please contact

Barbara Bowers, PhD, RN, FAANPlanning Committee/Course DirectorNo relevant financial relationships to discloseNo
Kim Nolet, MSPlanning Committee/Curriculum ManagerNo relevant financial relationships to discloseNo
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Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, the University of Wisconsin–Madison Interprofessional Continuing Education Partnership (ICEP) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


Credit Designation Statements

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)

The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 20.00 ANCC contact hours.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP, as a member of the University Professional & Continuing Education Association (UPCEA), authorizes this program for 2.00 continuing education units (CEUs) or 20.00 hours.

Available Credit

  • 20.00 ANCC Contact Hours
  • 20.00 University of Wisconsin–Madison Continuing Education Hours

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