Nurse Residency Program

This formal, structured post-baccalaureate new graduate program is part of the Vizient/American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Nurse Residency Program™.

Through a series of learning and working experiences, the Nurse Residency Program will prepare new graduates in the successful transition from student to confident professional in their chosen career path of nursing.

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Cohort Start Dates and Application Acceptance Periods 

Application Acceptance Period Cohort Start Dates
October 26, 2020 – November 2, 2020 February 22, 2021 – April 19, 2021

April 5, 2021 – April 12, 2021

August 9, 2021 – October 4, 2021

About the Nurse Residency Program

Program Overview:

  • Extensive one-year program.
  • For new graduate nurses.
  • Monthly didactic classroom experiences.
  • Each resident will be assigned a preceptor who will guide the hands-on clinical experience.

Program Objectives:

  • Prepare nursing graduates to care for patients with the increasing levels of acuity and complexity currently found in the hospital setting.
  • Facilitate the development of effective decision making skills related to clinical judgment and performance.
  • Development of clinical nursing leadership at point of care.
  • Strengthen commitment to nursing as a professional career choice and develop individual career goals.
  • Bring evidence based practice to the bedside.
  • Facilitate the development of clinical and leadership skills necessary for the advanced beginner nurse to be a successful member of the health-care team.
  • Improve patient safety and quality of care.


  • All New Grad Nurses graduated from a BSN or MSN Program accredited by National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) or Commission on Collegiate Nursing education (CCNE) - Strongly preferred.
  • Must have California RN Licensure by program start date.
  • Must be first paid position as RN.
  • Commit to the one-year Residency Program.