Dell Children’s Nurse Thriving after Ascension Seton RN Residency Program

Linda ChhayA nurse at Dell Children’s in the neurology unit, Linda Chhay, is one of the newest graduates of the Ascension Seton RN Residency. Before studying nursing, Linda worked with young children in different educational programs.

“I came to the realization that the best thing I could do to serve children is to become a nurse.” So she did.

She attended the University of Texas at Austin in the alternate entry Masters of Science of Nursing program. She is continuing her studies to become a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner.

“The RN Residency made a world of difference for me as I transitioned to becoming a nurse on my unit,” she said.  I know I am a more resourceful, stronger, knowledgeable nurse today because of my experience with the program.”

About the Ascension Seton RN Residency Program

In 2014, Ascension Seton partnered with Ascension Health to unveil a new, evidence-based RN Residency Program. The program provides structured support and mentoring for the first year of professional practice, compared to 18 weeks in the previous program. All new nurses with less than 12 months nursing experience are required to participate in the residency program.

In early 2016, the Ascension Seton RN Residency received Accreditation with Distinction, the highest recognition awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Accreditation Program, a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association (ANA). Ascension Seton is one of only 25 hospitals in the nation to have earned this prestigious accreditation.