Clinical Academy

Students in auditorium

Providence Alaska Medical Center implemented Providence's Clinical Academy programs for nursing Residents and Fellows in 2016.  The program’s goal is to support Residents (new nurses with less than one year of experience) and Fellows (nurses who are changing their specialty) in their transition to practice at Providence.

Fellows and Residents participate in a specialty curriculum specific to their area of practice. PAMC offers specialty curricula in Med/Surg. Telemetry, Critical Care, Cardiovascular Lab, Emergency, Perinatal, Oncology, Orthopedics, Case Management, and Perioperative nursing.  Curricula are thoughtfully designed to engage learners and include presentations, case studies, simulation activities, online learning and lots of class discussion. Instructors include PAMC’s Clinical Nurse Educators as well as subject matter experts from throughout the hospital.

The academy has also created a full curriculum of classes designed to help Residents transition into their first year of nursing practices.  The Core Fundamentals curriculum is, a series of six professional development classes taught over the course of the first year. Topics include quality, safety, self-care, communication and informatics, to name a few. The series includes an evidence-based practice (EBP) activity and concludes with a presentation of all Residents’ EBP activities and a graduation ceremony.  These transitional courses will introduce the Resident to non-technical skills that are otherwise difficult to obtain but equally as important as clinical skills.

Preceptors are an integral part of a Resident or Fellow’s transition to practice.  Therefore, the Clinical Academy has also developed a preceptor curriculum that includes evidence-based online and classroom learning.


Providence Clinical Academy RN Residency Program is accredited with distinction as a Practice Transition Program by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation in Practice Transition Programs.

Providence Clinical Academy RN Residency Program at Providence is recognized by the ANCC Practice Transition Accreditation Program® (PTAP) as an Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Programs (IRAP).

For more information:
Email Theodore “Ted” W. Eyraud MSN, RN
Nurse Transition Mentor