Nursing Residency in Gainesville
First Licensed Year Transition (FLYT)

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The First Licensed Year Transition (FLYT) Program focuses on role transition for the new nurse and is designed to provide experiences that develop graduate nurses into independent, confident, professional nurses. The program consists of blended learning experiences over the first year as a registered nurse.

The FLYT program consists of:

  • Hospital orientation
  • General nursing orientation
  • Unit orientation
    Unit orientation will be tailored to the specific learning needs on your unit of hire
  • Central transition sessions
    Central transition sessions focus on enhanced learning in the areas of clinical and critical communication, quality care, evidence-based practice, the mentor-protégé relationship, professional development, wellness and critical thinking.
  • Patient population specific education
  • Unit-based learning
    Unit based learning activities will focus on time management, communication, critical thinking, ethical decision making and interprofessional team collaboration.
  • Central nursing education sessions
  • Quality project involvement.

Throughout this first year, you will be asked to define goals to enhance your experience and satisfaction with your career as a registered nurse at UF Health.

At UF Health, we strive to provide high-quality clinical care and to provide every patient with the best experience possible. But our mission extends beyond, to include research, education and community service in addition to excellence in patient care. We strive to improve the health and well-being for our patients, their families and our communities.

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FLYT is recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as an accredited practice transition program.