Hospital Launches RN Residency Program 
Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital 
Tuesday, 29 December 2009 
Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital is investing in our nurses to provide a higher standard of care for the community, and we are proud to announce that we are the first hospital in Houston to offer the Versant RN Residency. 

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 will be supported both professionally and emotionally by a network of senior nurses who act as preceptors, mentors, and debriefers at Cy-Fair Hospital.  

Cyndie Salmons, Director of Staff Development and the Residency Program Manager at Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, says, “I am excited that Cy-Fair Hospital and Tenet Healthcare have the foresight to make the investment in our future nurses.  The RN Residency is a win-win concept benefiting every member of the hospital community - our patients, nurses, ancillary staff, administrators, and physicians.” 

The hospital’s first RN Residents begin in February.  For further information or to enroll in Cy-Fair Hospital’s Versant RN Residency Program, go to