First Class of Versant Residents Graduate from Cy-Fair 
Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital 
Wednesday, 07 July 2010 

A recent recognition ceremony was held to honor the first group of Versant RN Residents at Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital. These residents completed the 18-week RN Residency Program. 

Versant (pronounced Ver-sent) is a comprehensive, evidence-based onboarding of new graduate nurses that helps them gain the experience, judgment, skills, and confidence they need to navigate the complexity of hospital life.  Designed by nurses for nurses, the Versant RN Residency prepares newly graduated nurses by organizing and overseeing all aspects of their experience.  They are supported both professionally and emotionally by a network of senior nurses who act as preceptors, mentors, and debriefers at Cy-Fair Hospital.  

“I would like to thank the entire hospital for their contributions to the program,” says Cyndie Salmons, Director of Staff Development and the Residency Program Manager at Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital. “We wish our new RNs the very best as they continue their new nursing careers here at Cy-Fair.” 

The hospital’s next cohort began July 6th.  For further information or to enroll in Cy-Fair Hospital’s Versant RN Residency Program, go to


[Photo caption: The first cohort of Versant Residents at CFMCH includes (from L to R) Maria Pedraza, Pamela Towns, Deborah Barnhart, Katie Keevill, Wanda Thompson, Michelle Cortinas, Saima Badat, and Lisa Lloyd.]