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How do new nurses go on to become great nurses at Baystate?

September 07, 2016
Nurse Residency 2016

How do new nurses go on to become great nurses at Baystate Medical Center where they bring their skilled knowledge and compassionate caregiving to the bedside every day?

There are many reasons, first and foremost is their participation in Baystate Medical Center‘s Nurse Residency Program.

Congratulations to 70 Nurse Residency Grads

On March 21, seventy nurses from Baystate Medical Center’s Nurse Residency Program attended a “unique” graduation ceremony at the hospital’s Chestnut Conference Center. They weren’t graduating from nursing school, they’re already nurses. Instead, they were attending the 7th graduation of the BMC Nurse Residency Program. Certificates were awarded by Christine Klucznik, DNP, RN, chief nursing officer and vice president, Medicine, Professional Practice and Magnet.

Baystate’s BSN Nurse Residency Program is a one-year curriculum for newly graduated registered nurses, offering hands-on clinical experience, in-depth learning through monthly seminars, participation in evidence-based projects, and ongoing professional development. The program was developed in collaboration with Vizient, formerly known as the University HealthSystem Consortium and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.

Baystate Supports New Nurse Graduates

New graduate nurses participating in the program gain invaluable experience with the mentoring guidance of Baystate staff nurses, and BMC supports new nurse graduates to help ensure we have the nurses we’ll need to provide exceptional care to our patients in the future.

Congratulations to the latest Nurse Resident graduates (clinical areas follow their names):

  • Amy Tousignant BSN, RN – Infants and Children’s
  • Abbey Evans BSN, RN – Infants and Children’s
  • Cara Sesmer BSN, RN – Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Elizabeth Doyle BSN, RN – Continuing Care Nursery
  • Viktoria Dubovoy BSN, RN – Chestnut Operating Room
  • Amy Frazier BSN, RN – Daly Daly Operating Room
  • Deirdre Yasutomo BSN, RN – Daly Operating Room
  • Kirsten Pasterczyk BSN, RN – Heart and Vascular Critical Care / Progressive Care Unit
  • Yazmarie Quinones BSN, RN – Emergency Department
  • Bethany Hamilton BSN, RN – Emergency Department
  • Elizabeth Palmer BSN, RN – Neuro
  • Maxine Moultrie BSN, RN – Neuro
  • Marissa Morassi BSN, RN – Neuro
  • Ashley Duncan BSN, RN – Surgical
  • Renee Geoffrion BSN, RN – Surgical
  • Jillian Midghall BSN, RN – Surgical
  • Marissa Provost BSN, RN – Surgical
  • Jillian Janicki BSN, RN – Surgical
  • Kayla Narey BSN, RN – Medical
  • Kaileen Duffy BSN, RN – Medical
  • Lauren Yenulevich BSN, RN – Cardiac
  • Allison Radzicki BSN, RN – Vascular
  • Sarah Guyer BSN, RN – Vascular
  • Molly Pulchtopek BSN, RN – Heart Failure
  • Katie Swinburne BSN, RN – Heart Failure
  • Margarita Dunayev BSN, RN – Observation
  • Sophia Hayward BSN, RN – Respiratory
  • Linda Mei Kuang BSN, RN - Respiratory
  • Nicole Gaouette BSN, RN – Medical / Telemetry
  • Anna Bombard BSN, RN – Medical
  • Ashley Perez BSN, RN – Medical
  • Hteekapan Win BSN, RN – Medical / Telemetry
  • Emily Nelson BSN, RN – Medical / Telemetry
  • Elizabeth Gaspari BSN, RN – Labor and Delivery
  • Jennifer K. Torres BSN, RN – Women’s Evaluation & Treatment Unit
  • Meghan O'Brien BSN, RN – Infants and Children’s
  • Meeghan Collins BSN, RN – Infants and Children’s
  • Erin Zani BSN, RN – Intensive Care Unit
  • William Castro BSN, RN – Intensive Care Unit
  • Natasia Mysliwiec BSN, RN – Intensive Care Unit
  • Daniel Ferguson BSN, RN – Neuro
  • Kristy Cintron BSN, RN – Surgical
  • Blair Patton BSN, RN – Surgical
  • Rebecca Hart BSN, RN – Surgical
  • Kelly Dupuis BSN, RN – Surgical
  • Erica Sullivan Daly 6B – Surgical
  • Elaine Della Rippa BSN, RN – Medical
  • Erin Mahar BSN, RN – Medical
  • Kylie White BSN, RN – Medical
  • Marilia L. Silva BSN, RN – Vascular
  • Tamara Pless BSN, RN – Vascular
  • Lindsay Stockley BSN, RN – Heart Failure
  • Shirley Ryan BSN, RN – Observation
  • Jennifer Watson BSN, RN – Medical / Telemetry
  • Mary Kate Kwarcinski BSN, RN – Medical / Telemetry
  • Taiwo Akinwumi BSN, RN – Medical
  • Rebecca Schlask BSN, RN - Oncology
  • Cara D'Antonio BSN, RN – Medical / Telemetry
  • Julia Kozlik BSN, RN – Medical / Telemetry
  • Kristi Chamberlain BSN, RN – Medical / Telemetry
  • Doris Haber BSN, RN – Respiratory
  • Michelle Manser BSN, RN – Surgical
  • Stacey Peters BSN, RN – Infants and Children’s
  • Alicia Spano BSN, RN - Cardiac
  • Sara Gibby BSN, RN – Operating Room
  • Eulogio Valdes BSN, RN – Neuro
  • Caitlin Underwood BSN, RN – Vascular
  • Joshua Aliengena BSN, RN – Medical / Telemetry
  • Emily Troczynski BSN, RN – Emergency Department
  • Emily Wagner BSN, RN – Surgical